Bigbig Studios

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Bigbig Studios
Former type Subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment
Industry Video game industry
Successor(s) Evolution Studios
Founded 2001
Defunct 2012
Headquarters Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, UK
Products Video games
Owner(s) Sony Corporation
Parent SCE Worldwide Studios

Bigbig Studios was a video game developer. It was founded in 2001 by a core team of four former Codemasters employees.[1] The company was set up with the help of parent company Evolution Studios. It was based in Leamington Spa in the UK.[2] It has gained a large amount of popularity due to its first game Pursuit Force which has become a bestseller.

Bigbig Studios and Evolution Studios were both acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment in September 2007,[3] which was confirmed in an interview and Bigbig Studios were assigned to work exclusively for the portable PlayStation products with the releases of the Pursuit Force games,[4] and MotorStorm: Arctic Edge for the PlayStation Portable plus Little Deviants for the PlayStation Vita[citation needed]

On 10 January 2012, Sony confirmed that it has proposed the closure of Bigbig Studios.[5]

Games developed[edit]

Game title Year Released Platform(s)
Pursuit Force 2006 PlayStation Portable
Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice 2008 PlayStation Portable
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge 2009 PlayStation Portable & PlayStation 2
Little Deviants 2012 PlayStation Vita

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bigbig Studios | GamesIndustry International". Gamesindustry.biz. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  2. ^ "Bigbig Studios, Leamington Spa". Thediscdirectory.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  3. ^ "TGS: Sony Acquires Evolution, Bigbig Studios | News". Edge Online. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  4. ^ "Sony buys Evolution and Bigbig Studios | Games". Geek.com. 2007-09-21. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  5. ^ Crossley, Rob (2012-01-10). "Sony closes and restructures two UK studios | Latest news from the game development industry | Develop". Develop-online.net. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 

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