R.I.P Guerrilla Cambridge 4 July 1997- January 12 2017

End of an era

Guerrilla Cambridge, formerly SCE Cambridge, created the PS1 classic MediEvil where players first fell in love with Sir Daniel Fortesque and his hack and slash adventures throughout PS1 and PSP instalments but during the studio’s life span, it has worked on many games from James Pond and the two PS2 gems Primal and Ghosthunter.

Guerrilla Cambridge merged with Sony on 4 July 1997 and lost their Millennium development studio and become a sister studio to Guerrilla games.

Under this new structure, Cambridge were able to do some of their best work in the PS3 era with Killzone and

But Guerrilla Cambridge’s best work wasn’t from a PS1 classic like MediEvil or a hidden gem from a great console like the PS2, it was from the most unlikely of places. Killzone: Mercenaries for the PSVita stands as one of the greatest games ever conceived for Sony’s handheld, kicking out home console like graphics and great single and even better multiplayer experiences. The studio proved that the Vita was a handheld capable of achieving great feats of graphics and performance.

On January 12, 2017, Sony announced they were closing the studio.

Sony had this to say:

“In order to deliver on our strategic objectives, it is necessary to make some changes to the European studios structure.”

“Whilst we accept that this decision will mean that we risk losing high calibre staff, by focusing on other Studios with exciting new projects in development we believe we will be in a stronger position going forward and able to offer the best possible content of the highest quality to our players.”

“This decision should not take anything away from the incredible games and services that Guerrilla Cambridge has delivered.”

Sadly this is all Sony provided regarding the matter, it’s sad to see another studio dropped by the wayside by the company they once worked for this is a studio that has given use some really good games in there time in the industry Killzone: Mercenaries and Primal especially and then just like that they are discarded for a “ stronger position going forward”.

The gifted guys and girls formerly known as Guerilla will no doubt find a nice and welcoming place to call home in little to no time, it doesn’t change the fact that another U.K studio has been forced to close its doors.

From everyone one here at G4me0ver Thank you for the memories Guerrilla Cambridge.

– Aaron