Studio Liverpool began life as Psygnosis in 1984, swiftly building up a reputation for developing innovative, cutting-edge games for the leading game platforms. After becoming part of Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) in 1993, Studio Liverpool was intrinsically linked with the success of PlayStation®, creating the original "Wipeout" in 1995, followed closely by "Colony Wars" in 1996. The studio has since developed launch titles for every PlayStation format that has been released.
Studio Liverpool's long-standing heritage in producing quality racing games is also due in large part to its worldwide success with the long-running "Formula One" series, which it worked on between 1996 and 2007. In 2005 Studio Liverpool was voted "Best Handheld Developer" at the Develop awards and has gone on to release the critically acclaimed WipEout HD and Fury on PS3, with Metacritic ratings of 87 and 89 respectively. More recently Studio Liverpool's first title for the PS Vita, WipEout 2048 was nominated for 4 awards at E3 2011, including the coveted Best In Show.
With its modern offices easily reached via the M62 motorway, the studio attracts people from all over the north-west of England, while being close enough to the centre of Liverpool to enjoy all the cultural, entertainment and sporting facilities of this world-famous city.
The studio has three HD editing suites on-site and the building is also home to the First Party QA division, which handles European quality assurance for SCE's titles.
WWS Europe offers a comprehensive range of benefits in addition to competitive salary levels. Benefits include:
- Healthcare scheme for employees (this can be extended to cover dependents at a beneficial rate)
- Life assurance cover
- Permanent health insurance (policy to provide payments in the event of long-term illness or disability)
- Pension scheme (defined contribution plan)
- 25 days' holiday entitlement
- Free games allocation
- Childcare vouchers
- Dental plan insurance (discounted arrangement for employees - this can be extended to cover dependents at a beneficial rate)
- Eyecare vouchers (to cover cost of eye examination and contribute towards cost of spectacles if required)
- Training and development programmes (technical and soft skills training)
- Employee assistance programme
Please note: benefits may vary and can change from time to time