Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has today released a statement in which it announced the immediate halt of production on its PS3 action titles, 8 Days and The Getaway.

"It has been agreed that production of both 8 Days and The Getaway will cease immediately due to the redistribution of resources and budget," read the 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.

"Worldwide Studios 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."

8 Days was first seen back at E3 2006 and had only recently begun full production. The Getaway was still in very early stages of development and was waiting in the wings until production on 8 Days was complete.

Although we'd seen little on either title, both were already receiving hype from PS3 gamers so their cancellation will come as a massive disappointment.