PS3’s The Getaway, Eight Days Not "Abandoned"S

Sony's decision to put in-development PlayStation 3 games The Getaway and Eight Days on ice—partly to dedicate more effort to EyePet, partly due to one game's lack of online features—was a downer. But there's some good news.

According to Nicolas Doucet, producer and creative director at Sony Computer Entertainment London, neither title has been canceled, necessarily, just "put to one side." He tells Gamekult (via Gamespot), that a faint glimmer of hope may still exist.

"Much work had been done," Doucet says, estimating that those games were at about the halfway mark in their development cycles. "The studio just wanted to focus on its strengths, EyeToy and SingStar. Given the potential of EyePet, priorities have been changed, but the other projects aren't dead yet."

Doucet says the decision by Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida has "benefited everyone."

Sony London reveals new IP; Getaway 3, Eight Days 'not abandoned' [GameSpot]