PixelOpus, the small Sony Interactive Entertainment-owned studio best known for its work on Concrete Genie, has been announced to be shutting down, with Sony confirming in a statement to IGN that the studio will officially shut down on June 2.
PixelOpus, in a tweet posted today, said the studio’s adventure “has come to an end,” and the statement continued:
Dear Friends, The PixelOpus adventure is over, and as we look forward to a new future, we wanted to say our sincere thanks to the millions of passionate gamers who have supported us, and our mission to make beautiful, imaginative games from the heart. We are very grateful!
Dear friends, our PixelOpus adventure has come to an end. As we look to new futures, we wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to the millions of passionate players who have supported us, and our mission is to make beautiful, imaginative games with heart.
We are so grateful! ❤️? pic.twitter.com/rQO2Cgvhnq
— PixelOpus (@Pixelopus) May 5, 2023
On the other hand, Sony spoke in a statement to IGN regarding the future of the team members and said:
PlayStation Studios regularly assesses its portfolio and the status of studio projects to ensure they meet the organisation’s short- and long-term strategic goals. As part of the latest review process, PixelOpus has been shut down on June 2nd.
PixelOpus is a small sub-studio of PlayStation Studios based in San Mateo, founded in 2014 and worked on Entwined and then Concrete Genie.