Sony scraps Eight Days and The Getaway

PS3 funds to be used elsewhere.

Sony has officially stopped work on Eight Days and The Getaway for PS3.

Both were in development at the London Studio, most recognised for its work on the SingStar and EyeToy games.

"It has been agreed that production of both Eight Days and The Getaway will cease immediately due to the redistribution of resources and budget," read the Sony statement.

"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 should be reallocated to enhance those projects closer to completion."

Presumably the freed funds will now be poured into those EyeToy and SingStar games, which the statement outlines as being responsible for giving Sony a "reputation for innovative and entertaining games".

The decision comes shortly after Phil Harrison was replaced as Sony Worldwide Studios boss by Shuhei Yoshida.

Eight Days reared its head at E3 back in 2006, where crowds were treated to a sumptuous trailer demonstrating cinematic footage seamlessly merging into gameplay, and guns and cars and explosions and stuff.

Eight Days was only recently reported to have moved into full production, with The Getaway to receive a proper seeing to after the former was on shop shelves.

There has been no indication whether anyone will lose their job over this decision, or if development will restart at a later date.

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