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Getaway PS3 and 8 Days canned

"Due to the redistribution of resources and budget,"

Sony has confirmed that two PS3 games, The Getaway and 8 Days, have been canned.

"It has been agreed that production of both 8 Days and The Getaway will cease immediately due to the redistribution of resources and budget," said Sony in an official statement.

"This decision was made following an internal review of all games and it was deemed that with the incredibly strong list of exclusive first party titles coming up both this year and in the near future, resource should be reallocated to enhance those projects closer to completion."

We can't say we're surprised - very little was known about either games, which were both in development at the Sony London Studio. Some screens released in May 2005 were the last we saw of The Getaway on PS3, and apart from the unveiling at E3 2006, 8 Days was reported to have been shown behind closed doors at GDC earlier this year.

"WWS has a reputation for innovative and entertaining games, with titles such as LittleBigPlanet, SingStar,Buzz, EyeToy and Eye of Judgement, and will continue to push the boundaries on all PlayStation platforms," concludes Sony.

A Sony UK representative assured CVG that both titles had been "completely cancelled", and so will not be rescued from the bin at a later date.

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