SCEE has confirmed that The Getaway and Eight Days, two Playstation 3 titles that were believed to be cancelled have actually just been put on hold. The reason for the halt in development comes with the studio wanting to change its focus and priority to Singstar and PS Eye titles like Eye Pet.
I would not say they were abandoned, just put aside. Much work had been done. The studio just wanted to focus on its strengths, EyeToy and SingStar. Given the potential of EyePet, priorities have been changed, but it is not a “death” of other projects. Ultimately, this decision has benefited everyone.
It’s good news for anyone who was looking forward to these titles, though “Put on Hold” doesn’t necessarily mean that SCEE will jump start development again. And who knows how long it could be before we see anything new.