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Sony closes Little Deviants developer

Plus, restructures Cambridge studio to focus on Killzone.

Sony has proposed the closure of Leamington Spa-based Little Deviants developer BigBig Studios

A statement handed to GamesIndustry.biz earlier today read:

"BigBig have been an important part of SCE Worldwide Studios since joining in 2007. However, it was felt that by focusing on other studios that are currently working on exciting new projects, we would be in a stronger position to offer the best possible content for our consumers."

BigBig's other titles included the PSP version of MotorStorm: Arctic Edge and PSP action title Pursuit Force.

Mini-game compilation Little Deviants is due out at Vita's launch on 22nd February. Eurogamer's Tom Bramwell awarded it 7/10 earlier this week.

Sony also announced a change of direction for its Cambridge Studios - the outfit responsible for the 2009 PSP version of LittleBigPlanet.

"It has been decided that Cambridge Studios will become closely linked with Guerilla Studios and as such will focus on bringing the Killzone franchise to PlayStation Vita. As a result of this, there will be a realignment of resource within the studio to ensure that the studio is in the best position to achieve this."

Does this mean additional redundancies? Sony isn't saying.

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