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Sony's Liverpool And Evolution Studios To Merge, Share Resources

There's always plenty of fresh business news to start a new year, and here's another update from Sony.

Two of Sony's internal development studios - Liverpool and Evolution - will be "fully merged" and placed in a "single geographic location." The news comes courtesy of vice-president of Worldwide Studios Europe, Michael Denny and GamesIndustry.biz, although it might not be too surprising. Liverpool and Evolution already share a single management structure and resources, so this appears to be a logical and reasonable move. In case you weren't aware, the Liverpool Studio was responsible for last year's excellent downloadable racer, Wipeout HD, while Evolution Studios created MotorStorm and MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, which means these guys know how to make a racing game. Therefore, when they do merge, we'll be hoping for something pretty darn special... Added Denny:

"Each studio has its own internal concepting group which will always be looking at new opportunities and new IPs, and we'll continue to extend and innovate within our existing franchises as well."

He clarified that this move wouldn't happen "overnight," so it'll take some time before everything is solidified. We'll keep an eye on things and let you know what happens; we'll be anxious to see what type of project the new Liverpool/Evolution studio will develop. Let's see...add blazing speed to off-road vehicles that now have weaponry? How about WipeStorm? Sweeeet.

1/7/2009 Ben Dutka

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GoldenShadow
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 1:50:35 PM
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I can hardly wait for their next game.

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Naga
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 2:06:44 PM
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Liverpool Evolution wait a minute what about the DLC? will it come earlier

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Frenchy17
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 2:13:49 PM
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Yes I want the DLC now!!!

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Aftab
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 3:33:07 PM

I second that! Though, admittably, I have yet to master most of the available tracks (Wipeout HD) as it is. MS:PR is very enticing, but I can't play two games of the same genre without neglecting one of them. So, I'll stick to my favorite racer for now.

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tramp
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 2:14:28 PM
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i like it,and it seems like a good fit.maybe hover crafts on mud and beachs??:D

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ec0li
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 2:17:42 PM
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Personally I think Stormwipe sounds cooler.

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Aftab
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 3:34:48 PM

I won't even go there.

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Arvis
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 3:50:30 PM

No, by all means, go there... :D

-Arvis

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Aftab
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 11:23:34 AM

8S

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Zorigo
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 2:34:22 PM
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wow. two great race devs to come together. this should match gt5 and dirt2, even tho mpr has.

Last edited by Zorigo on 1/7/2009 2:34:35 PM

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city96
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 2:41:33 PM
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motorwipe, stormout HD lol thers soo many names that can fit or jus choose another type of new fresh game like burnout or flatout. Full auto 2

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cheng
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 2:42:58 PM
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nah, i prefer storm-out :P

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tramp
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 2:48:19 PM
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Oooh god i like Storm-wipe, or motor-out HD.
what other games would this work on???

LittleBigResistance,MetalGearDuty,RedZone:D

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ZubraZap
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 2:53:53 PM
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Will they finally merge their efforts into putting out some DLC for Pacific Rift and WiPeout HD?

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ZubraZap
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 2:56:31 PM
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Street Calibur and Silent Evil. :)

Last edited by ZubraZap on 1/7/2009 2:57:56 PM

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tramp
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 3:16:11 PM
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the eye of war,grand theft hawk,dead zone.

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ZubraZap
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 4:54:57 PM
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Final Breath of Fire and KillCry.
(lets go people)

Last edited by ZubraZap on 1/7/2009 4:55:31 PM

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ZubraZap
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 4:55:03 PM
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Final Breath of Fire and KillCry.

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 5:02:03 PM
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Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooh! Great merge!
Love Evolution Studios to death!

Wow can't wait to see what they'll make.

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tanner1
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 5:28:28 PM
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Sounds like an awesome combination

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ps92117
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 5:41:01 PM
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i will contribute , how bout killcom, zone of resistance or even better massive resistance zonecom. god of collosus . final theft auto ohh wait thats versus. littlebigchrome , heavyfame ,quantum gears. n last but not least ps360

Last edited by ps92117 on 1/7/2009 5:42:02 PM

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Qubex
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 6:13:32 PM

Nooooooooooooooo! No ps360!!!

Q!

"i Am HoMe"

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ZubraZap
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 7:12:07 PM
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nice ps92117, and I love your avatar btw too. EVA rocks!

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ps92117
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 7:22:21 PM
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man i was desperately hoping someone would comment on the avatar thnx u made my day ,lol love rei ayanami and ps3 equally . and for ps360 just think bout it 1800 years there will be a ps360 n perhaps even an eva

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somethingrandom
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 9:16:48 PM
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MEGATALLICA!!! lol. That had nothing to do with games...

I'll enjoy playing Motorstorm: Wipeout Edition.

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somethingrandom
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 @ 9:19:26 PM
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BTW, I think WipeStorm wouldn't be that great...

...too much toilet paper involved.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 2:24:27 AM

:D

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K ASH
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 8:25:58 AM
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I would realy dig Motorstorm:WipeOut edition it will totaly fit in to the MotorStorm universe but I wonder what kind of technology is used on WipeOut Vehicles.
Know here is some PS3 exclusise game mergers:
- White Knight Lair Chronicles
- MotorWipeOutStorm
- KillResistence
- Heavenly Sword - Uncharted
- Rachet & Drake - Quest for New Earth

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tlpn99
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 12:27:10 PM
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Seeing how I live in Liverpool I should get it first lol :)

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Banky A
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 7:13:51 PM
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A realistic car maintenance game:
MotorWipE - HD

xD

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ZubraZap
Thursday, January 08, 2009 @ 8:13:16 PM
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Doom Nukem.

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