Two PlayStation 3 titles that were in development at the Sony London Studio have been shelved, Sony has confirmed.

The two games, Eight Days and The Getaway, were in differing stages of production.

Eight Days was first announced at E3 2006. Its trailer showed a combination of in-game action and cinematic footage surrounding a truck-stop shoot-out in the Arizona desert.

The Getaway, which was due to receive Sony's full attention once Eight Days had been released, was apparently still in the early stages of development.

A statement from the Corporation read as follows: "It has been agreed that production of both Eight Days and The Getaway will cease immediately due to the redistribution of resources and budget.

"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."