Former PlayStation Boss Shawn Layden Has 'No Idea' What Happened to Deep Down - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 05 September 2021 / 3,904 Views
Sony on September 30, 2019 announced PlayStation boss Shawn Layden would be stepping down after 32 years at the company. In a recent interview Layden said he had launched six video game consoles and after so many years he was getting burned out.
Bloomberg's Jason Schreier in the same interview asked Layden what happened with the PlayStation 4 exclusive Deep Down. Layden had after thinking about it for a second said "I have no idea."
Capcom announced Deep Down at the PS4 reveal event in February 2013 and since the announcement have barely heard anything on the game.
One thing I didn't include in the newsletter -- I asked him what happened to the PS4 exclusive Deep Down (which was announced in 2013, then vanished). He had to think for a second, then responded: "I have no idea." 🤷— Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) September 3, 2021
Capcom corporate officer Yoshinori Ono in November 2019 said the original development is no longer together, however, they are keeping the trademark and haven't given up on the title.
"The original team is clearly no longer together at this point, but people might have noticed that we've kept the trademark registered, and it's not been completely given up on," said Ono.
"Every year we examine titles we're doing in future, and we bring up projects to approve and move forward. There's not much I can say about it, but if you've noticed we've kept the trademark it means we haven't given up on the title completely."
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