The Getaway slips away

SCEE ceases production of the London gangster game sequel, along with another PS3 exclusive, Eight Days.

The Getaway and Eight Days are in development limbo because Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has stopped work on the two games from the London studio. The decision was made so that the company could "redistribute resources and budget" toward other first-party projects.

In a statement, a Sony spokesperson said, "This decision was made following an internal review of all games, and it was deemed that with the incredibly strong list of exclusive first-party titles coming up both this year and in the near future, resource[s] should be reallocated to enhance those projects closer to completion."

Announced at E3 2006, Eight Days was a PlayStation 3 game that combined third-person shooting with driving action. The Getaway, also for the PS3, was to continue on from the PlayStation 2 game, which was released in 2002 and spawned a sequel and a PlayStation Portable spin-off called Gangs of London. Little was known about the modern action-adventure game other than the fact that it was to be set in a photorealistic London.

Sony London, which was established in 2003 by the merging of Getaway developer Team Soho and Studio Camden, has previously worked on games including EyeToy: Play and SingStar Pop. The studio employs around 225 people.

This isn't the only shake-up at Sony's internal studios. Last month, it was announced that Shuhei Yoshida--at the time senior vice president--would be stepping up to the plate as the new Sony Worldwide Studios head. Yoshida replaced Phil Harrison, who left after 15 years to go to Infogrames.

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nickelback123
nickelback123

i saw this game and thought it look quite good im kinda anoyed of its cancell but ps3 still has other great exclusives like uncharted and lbp

Ravi620
Ravi620

NO! The Getaway 1 and 2 were such good games! The 3rd one looked amazing!! WHY SONY WHY!!?

liam2007
liam2007

gutted about that Getaway 1 and 2 was superb games shame about the 3rd not being released

megamaster32
megamaster32

i wish they hadnt cancelled it because the game was looking great and the graphics look superb!

jampop
jampop

Sorry, but this game is 100% cancelled - AT THE MOMENT!!! We need to show Sony how much support there is out there for this game! Please email this contact -->> playstation[at]johndoehub[dot]com And let Sony see how many people want this game to become a reality! Spread the word to other people to contact Sony and tell them how good this game could be!

hakand
hakand

this is the crappiest news i heard at 2008. i am embarassed that i own a ps3 a waste of money if you ask me. this game was one of my main reasons to buy a ps3 and look at what they did. i won't buy anymore ps3 games due to this. farewell sony.

division_9
division_9

Getaways good, not essential though.

alexyyz
alexyyz

I bought the PS3 thinking of The getaway 3 and GTA 4. GTA 4 I got... but i see no reason why they would not release The Getaway 3... come on... so many crappy games out there and they cancel one classic!! come on people!!!

ishan316
ishan316

if this is true, I ain't buyin' the PS3 coz this and God of War 3 were the two games I was gonna get it for... Trailer trash!!!

ELICBELICBOOM
ELICBELICBOOM

Canceled The Getaway 3 NOOO dont do this to the fans!!!!!!!

vampireGamer246
vampireGamer246

I can't believe they canceled The Getaway 3, i was a big fan of the first two......but on gamestop.com they say it ships out on 2/1/2009. So hopefully sony will come back to it soon

DADA_007
DADA_007

EHEHE great i already knew that these are not awesome titles and they can't make their name in srtong exclusives games list thats why sony has canceled this titles and maybe it will be launched these titles again at that time when there will not be any awesome game preasent in the markit and i think this will never happen

hex222
hex222

I hope these projects come back eventually, I was really looking forward to Getaway 3 and C&C: RA3. Hopefully SCEE London will not be wasting their time, working on Eyetoy and singstar games? EA had better get back to the PS3 soon, if they skip it I probably won't buy it at all. I didn't like the demo for the 360 (C&C3 that is) and my Tablet PC and Desktop PC aren't really up to scratch... Well, good luck to Sony London, if I ever try for a job in the industry, I'll be checking there first, considering that Media Molecule is a team of about 30... - Deus X Machina

j0shcon123
j0shcon123

Sony are just idiots. I really like the getaway 1 and black monday

aznhayato7
aznhayato7

Well I dont see why any of you would be buying a PS3 for a game like that. There are much better exclusivces that are comming out. L.A. Noire has not been canceled yet. And those of you who want a 360, well, after this year, it pretty much has run out of interesting games unless you consider that fake realistic driving sim Forza 3 to be a good game. IMO the Wii has already run out of its games but will continue to sell because of the casual gamers wanting to play just Wii sports.But really, getaway was not major, and eight days could have been, but there is a chance development will continue because those games were almost complete I heard. We will have to wait and see.

Merc1319
Merc1319

i guess the ps3 is driving sony bankrupt

zerapup
zerapup

Damn It! I liked 1st Getaway , the grafics was amazing , the story was very stylish and cool , for me it was the mix of Max Payne and GTA . I hope some time they will release next Getaway

guertt
guertt

This was the only game that really looks good and feel next gen for the ps3. now my hopes are going down for sony...

trebor-1000
trebor-1000

I guess sony looked at the sucess of GTA 4 and thought these games were probably not up to scratch so decieded to cut there losses.

mlbslugger86
mlbslugger86

damn you sony!!!! i was actually waiting for this game......

semplew
semplew

I was thinking of getting a PS3 and now am having second thoughts

Sil3ntStRik3R
Sil3ntStRik3R

damn..it i was looking forward to this game...damn..!!!!!1

vista8
vista8

WTF!!!?!?!?!? THIS GAME LOOKED SOCOOL

megamaster32
megamaster32

Sad that they cancelled it I was really looking forward to it

maverick_76
maverick_76

Not cool at all, I liked the Getaway series for its pretty good graphics and realistic gameplay.

Xjner
Xjner

Dammit i wanted to get eight days really bad when i first saw it too. Now its down the drain like all of the other good games.

DonHamoodi
DonHamoodi

I keep getting b*tch slapped by sony and aint happy about it!

mcmkone
mcmkone

yep same here once again another blow to the ps3 why do sony keep doin this sh*t!!!! man they really startin to p me off!!!!

kweeni
kweeni

damn that really sucks these 2 games were one of the reasons i want a ps3 :( Eight Days lookes really sicks, and Getaway didnt look bad either... oh well, but still i want a ps3 for kz2, resistance 2 and GOW3, and maby some other

xJasminex
xJasminex

Ah, what a shame.. I was really looking forward to Eight Days.. :(

gordos24
gordos24

what the f**k?sony what the f**k are you doing?i think i lke microsoft more and more.come on sony dont leave the fans behind. i hope sony wont cancel FFXIII or gow 3

vito_128
vito_128

Another reason why I am starting to hate my PS 3 unit more and more... 1st my PS 3 won't download patches anymore but it will still get updates for the unit and now they cancel the Getaway!?!? Now I am seriously considering to sell my unit and just get a 360...

keletiblokk
keletiblokk

Oh no! I can't believe they stopped the Getaway! That's my favorite game, I was looking forward to it! They worked on it so long for nothing! Shame. That's a wrong decision by Sony, Getaway was a successful exclusive for PlayStation. I hope they will continue the work sometime.

swisdwag
swisdwag

Seems PS3 owners never stop getting their share of disappointing news! hmph : /

R-Force
R-Force

I'm not too bothered about The Getaway (PS3), but Eight Days was something I was really hoping to see more on. :( SCEE London Studio are developing Home and I bet the delays for Home have caused them to cancel both these titles.

andalore
andalore

No loss the 1st 2 getaway games were poor

sumitchhibber
sumitchhibber

I was going to buy PS3 only because of Getaway as i loved its previous sequels on PS2. Now i think i have to pass on that.

sullyliam
sullyliam

Thats a pity Eight Days looked really good...

Rhen_Var
Rhen_Var

Oh, so these games may just comeback, well PS3 Exclusives need to be more AAA anyway *glares at Haze*. I would say it's a good move but if they don't do anything worthwhile with the money that was suppose to be used for the two exclusive, then I'll be pissed.

rg420
rg420

i hopw they pick these games back up soon

nate1222
nate1222

@the_greenzero I agree. People think about it more now that it's gone. The Getaway wasn't bad. But it tried to capitalize on the 'urban-crime' theme. GTA does it better with its open worlds and diverse missions. Although I hated True Crime Streets of LA, I actually like TC:NYC. TC:NCY had better controls, a wider set of missions and an open ended story where you can CHOOSE to be a good-cop or bad-cop. In that since, TC:NYC had a more open story than GTA:SA. I own the GameCube version of TC:NYC, it's pretty good.

nosOlace
nosOlace

damn! that sux! i've been looking forward to that game ever since the trailer hit at E3 2006. :'''(

Yannick_18
Yannick_18

to mehmetbalibasa I can t believe them,also I don t believe them maybe they need 5 more years to finish developement(I m bored of waiting something always why still we dont have killzone?!) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hmmm dude...just think of it a minute...Would you like to play a game that has been create awfully fast and sucks...or you want to have a good game that runs smooth and look so beautiful... IMO...I don't care about waiting for a title to be release but at least....I want it to be worth the wait...Because these days, developpers don't take the time to make the game great (except somes titles) and that's why Haze sucked surely!

thestickman
thestickman

Darn, I was just wondering about Eight Days the other day too... Oh well.

the_greenzero
the_greenzero

You know it's funny the game is getting more popular now that it's cancelled.

normsta
normsta

Damit! I wanted the getaway, then i watched the video for Eight days and if that was acctual gameplay, that game would have been sick, execpt for the cheeseness of it, but very innovative. Damit well i hope some of the money from those games god towards GOW3! and hopefully the 3rd of GOW is that last. for milking sakes.

the_greenzero
the_greenzero

Why the hell did Ubisoft cancel Killing Day?

mehmetbalibasa
mehmetbalibasa

I can t believe them,also I don t believe them:D maybe they need 5 more years to finish developement(I m bored of waiting something always why still we dont have killzone?!)