The news comes from Game Biz who received word from Sony. Guer­ril­la Cam­bridge the devel­op­ers of VR game RIGS: Mech­a­nized Com­bat League will be closed downed. 

The stu­dio has been oper­at­ing for 19 years. Most notably they cre­at­ed one of the few ful­ly fea­tured Vir­tu­al real­i­ty games. They have also worked on oth­er titles like Kil­l­zone Mer­ce­nar­ies, MediEvil and Pri­mal. Local­ly they were known for work­ing with uni­ver­si­ties to bring in new faces to the gam­ing indus­try. 

Sony stat­ed that the Guer­ril­la Stu­dio branch was shut down because “it is nec­es­sary to make some changes to the Euro­pean stu­dios struc­ture”. In the same state­ment Sony made clear that Cam­bridge deliv­ered “incred­i­ble games and ser­vices.” and that their clos­ing does not take away that.

Many of the devel­op­ers will be moved to oth­er project where pos­si­ble. Oth­ers will like­ly try to find work with oth­er UK devel­op­ers. Sony will assist these devel­op­ers by speak­ing with local stu­dios about recruit­ment.  

Oth­er stu­dios have not been affect­ed by this clos­ing accord­ing to Sony.  They also state that their focus on new projects or vir­tu­al real­i­ty games has not changed and believe they will be in a bet­ter posi­tion to deliv­er them.