Sony’s PixelOpus studio will be shut down on June 02 after being functional for almost nine years.
Founded in 2014, PixelOpus is a small in-house studio within PlayStation Studios and was known for two of its games, Entwined and Concrete Genie.
As per Engadget, a representative said, “PlayStation Studios regularly evaluates its portfolio and the status of studio projects to ensure they meet the organisation’s short and long-term strategic objectives. As part of a recent review process, it has been decided that PixelOpus will close on June 2.”
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The announcement was made on Twitter.
Dear friends, our PixelOpus adventure has come to an end. As we look to new futures, we wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to the millions of passionate players who have supported us, and our mission to make beautiful, imaginative games with heart.
We are so grateful! ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/rQO2Cgvhnq
— PixelOpus (@Pixelopus) May 5, 2023
The shutdown surprised the audience as the studio was reportedly working on a new PS5 game with Sony Pictures Animation.
Despite the studio’s shutdown, Concrete Genie is available on the PlayStation Store for $30.