icognito got closed while making an 85 meta game warhawk as a final title
and Guerrila cambridge was the most headscratching closure ever along with liverpool. they made very cool unique stuff that was never a dud
he has a point
Incognito got closed under those conditions? Where can I read about that? Also, why was Cambridge closed? And if he has a point, this would have happened with all of their closed studios. Since I already proved that wasn't the case, it's something that can easily be argued. And Liverpool also wasn't pulling their weight, but if they were dropped after one dud, I'm going to need to see where and with what project.
Basically, I don't recall any of their studios being closed after one dud.
Slightly off-topic, and I don't have a bone in this particular argument you guys are having.
But the mention of Studio Liverpool has reminded me that I'm still very salty about their being shuttered. All of their flagship releases were high quality (the PSP WipEouts were both excellent, WipEout HD was the PS3's best PSN title for most of its life, Fury was also acclaimed though I personally didn't think much to it, and WipEout 2048 was arguably the Vita's best launch title).
I can't help but think it was because they committed to Vita's launch and so their fate ended up being sealed by the hardware's shit sales in the west. Not so much Studio Liverpool not pulling their weight there as the Vita and Sony.
Studio Liverpool wasn't even given the chance to make an original PS4 WipEout (which could've been fucking amazing; what a missed opportunity!), to see if the franchise could still make money on a healthy platform.
As if to rub salt in the wound, a few years later Sony revives Studio Liverpool's flagship franchise with Omega Collection. Which, don't get me wrong, I was pleased to see and it was one of the games I bought a PS4 for, but Studio Liverpool could've produced it themselves as a means of seeing them through to a PS4 entry (like a less extreme version of Team Ico, with the Ico Collection seeing them over until The Last Guardian could finally be released).
Last edited by Machina - on 16 June 2018