Sony has reportedly canceled an unannounced sci-fi shooter mid-development

by Danny Craig  · 
Sony has reportedly canceled an unannounced sci-fi shooter mid-development
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According to a former developer, Sony canceled a sci-fi shooter from Final Strike Games that had already been in development for three years.

The details:

  • According to Twitter user Timur222, a former Final Strike developer who was laid off revealed that the shooter was canceled after three years of development and was only two years away from shipping. The game was being developed for both the PlayStation 5 and the PC and would have been a "new IP AAA PVP shooter” according to the studio’s website.
  • The reason for the cancellation is unknown, but it could be as simple as Sony believing the project was not in a good enough state at the time and that it was no longer worth the resources to continue development. It's also worth noting that PlayStation veteran Shuhei Yoshida revealed in an interview last month that Sony cancels a lot of games, so this would not be out of the ordinary.
  • According to the same former employee, Final Strike also faced significant layoffs, with 40% of its workforce laid off following the project's cancellation. Until now, the studio has only released a single game, 2020's Rocket Arena, which received mixed reviews and was discontinued in 2021. It then went on to help Epic Games with the Fortnite live service elements.

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