Former PlayStation boss Shawn Layden is sad to see PlayStation Studios’ in-house developer, PixelOpus, shutter after nine years.
Layden took to Twitter to express his grievances, citing that he loved working with the team and that this closure was a “deep cut.” He enjoyed watching the studio put out the “genre busting” Concrete Genie, while always maintaining a good work culture.
The former PS boss caps off the post by wishing the best for all former employees.
PixelOpus revealed the closure on social media, expressing gratitude to its fans. While it isn’t entirely clear what was the straw that broke the camel’s back, Sony did defend the closure by explaining that it often evaluates its portfolio and project statuses and made the decision to shutter the San Mateo studio on June 2 based on that.
😔Ngl, this is a deep cut. So loved working with this team and watching them level up to deliver the genre busting, Concrete Genie, all while maintaining a culture of support, inclusion, challenge. Now a new adventure awaits. Only the very best to every team member. 🙏🏾🎮💪🏾💙 https://t.co/11ggG3kUCt
— shawn layden (@ShawnLayden) May 5, 2023