Yup, it’s the end of the line for a group of hardworking men and women in the Cambridge based video game studio – Guerrilla Cambridge.
This is the very same studio that has helped to bring the MediEvil series to our hearts! They’ve been working alongside Sony on various projects and have helped the development process for some of the best games made here in the UK.
It’s sad to hear this news given the fact that their last release wasn’t exactly too far off, having been released for 2016! Anyone who has been having fun with their Playstation VR headset may have been playing Guerrilla’s hard work if they played RIGS: Mechanized Combat League. Yup, that was them.
Sony had this to say in terms of the decision.
In order to deliver on our strategic objectives, it is necessary to make some changes to the European studios structure.”
“Whilst we accept that this decision will mean that we risk losing high calibre staff, by focusing on other Studios with exciting new projects in development, (including continued work on PlayStation VR), we believe we will be in a stronger position going forward and able to offer the best possible content of the highest quality to our players.”
“This decision should not take anything away from the incredible games and services that Guerrilla Cambridge has delivered.
That is all they had to say on the matter, which is rather disappointing considering the quality of the games that were released by Guerrilla, they often pushed the boundaries and experimented with what they could achieve with the hardware Sony had given them.
Previous cases would be the VR game we just mentioned, however they also managed to push the Vita to it’s limit by bringing a console quality Killzone game to the handheld. I mean properly console quality in that the graphics and gameplay were flawless. Look at this gif from Killzone – Mercenary!
Looks just like a console Killzone title, right? That’s all on the Vita! I highly recommend checking out the trailer for Killzone Mercenary by clicking here to see just what Guerrilla managed to achieve.
So yet another studio that is responsible for some of our favourite titles is done for, and while the talented people working at the company will more than likely find a place they call home with due time. It’s a bit upsetting that the promising developer has been forced to shut it’s doors and spread apart.
So to Guerrilla Cambridge, thank you for everything.