Guerrilla Cambridge

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Guerrilla Cambridge
Formerly called
SCE Cambridge Studio (1997–2012)
Subsidiary of Sony Interactive Entertainment
Industry Computer & video games
Interactive entertainment
Predecessor Millennium Interactive
Founded 4 July 1997; 19 years ago (1997-07-04)
Defunct 2017
Headquarters Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom
Products MediEvil series
Primal
Killzone: Mercenary
Owner Sony
Number of employees
~80+
Parent Guerrilla Games (2012-2017)
Website Official website

Guerrilla Cambridge (formerly SCE Cambridge Studio) was a British video game developer and studio founded on 4 July 1997 when Sony Interactive Entertainment acquired Millennium Interactive, based in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom. The developer is mainly known for developing the MediEvil series on the original PlayStation and the PlayStation Portable.

On 10 January 2013, Sony Computer Entertainment restructured Cambridge as a subsidiary of Guerrilla Games, primarily to develop Killzone games for the PlayStation Vita.[1] Sony Computer Entertainment then rebranded SCE Cambridge Studio to Guerrilla Cambridge.[2]

On January 12 2017, Sony confirmed the closure of Guerrilla Cambridge.[3]

History[edit]

Logo of former SCE Cambridge Studio

Guerrilla Cambridge was founded in 1988 as Millennium Interactive by Michael Hayward, Tony Beckwith and Ian Saunter. It saw success with the development of James Pond alongside two more sequels. Other games developed by the studio were Cloud Kingdoms, Horror Zombies from the Crypt, and Super Troll Islands.

On 4 July 1997, the Millennium development studio, along with several of the projects in development, was sold to Sony Computer Entertainment and renamed to SCE Cambridge Studio. 12 games were developed under this new name, which spanned across the first three PlayStation home consoles and the PSP. Among these were three MediEvil games, two for the PlayStation and one for the PSP. They also contributed to multiple other games including Killzone 2, Heavenly Sword and PlayStation Home.

In 2012, Sony Interactive Entertainment underwent a restructuring of their European divisions, and renamed SCE Cambridge Studio to Guerrilla Cambridge, making it a sister studio to fellow Sony-owned studio Guerrilla Games. Their first project under their new name was Killzone: Mercenary for the PlayStation Vita. Recently, they developed RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, which was a launch title for the PlayStation VR.

On January 12, 2017, Sony announced they were closing the studio.[4]

Games[edit]

Game title Release Platform
As SCE Cambridge Studio
Beast Wars: Transformers 1997 PlayStation
Frogger 1997 PlayStation
MediEvil 1998 PlayStation
MediEvil 2 2000 PlayStation
C-12: Final Resistance 2001 PlayStation
Primal 2003 PlayStation 2
Ghosthunter 2003 PlayStation 2
MediEvil: Resurrection 2005 PlayStation Portable
24: The Game 2006 PlayStation 2
PlayTV 2008 PlayStation 3
LittleBigPlanet 2009 PlayStation Portable
TV Superstars 2010 PlayStation 3
As Guerrilla Cambridge
Killzone: Mercenary 2013 PlayStation Vita
RIGS: Mechanized Combat League 2016 PlayStation VR[5]

Contributions[edit]

Studio Cambridge also contributed to the making of these titles to various degrees.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sony closes and restructures two UK studios
  2. ^ Zuylen, Victor (24 December 2012). "Happy Holidays from Guerrilla Games!". PlayStation.Blog. Sony Computer Entertainment America. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Guerrilla Cambridge to close". 12 January 2017. 
  4. ^ Batchelor, James (12 January 2017). "Guerrila Cambridge to close". gamesindustrybiz. Retrieved 12 January 2017. 
  5. ^ http://www.vg247.com/2015/06/16/rigs-announced-for-sonys-project-morpheus-vr/

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