Psygnosis was founded in 1984 in Liverpool, United Kingdom by Ian Hetherington and Jonathan Ellis. Over the course of its existence, Psygnosis released more than 100 games for many platforms, pushing the boundaries of all systems and platforms, dedicating themselves to creating and publishing games which feature cutting edge technology and game design. Before joining Sony and the Playstation armada, Psygnosis created many critically acclaimed and successful games for home computer systems, such as Lemmings, Blood Money, Shadow of the Beast and Microcosm.
Psygnosis was aquired by Sony in 1993 and was one of the dominant forces in establishing the standing of the Playstation in the gaming industry, by contributing games such as Wipeout and Destruction Derby to the first wave of Playstation releases in 1995. By 2000, Psygnosis decided to feature on the console market, ceasing to create games for the PC and were incorporated into Sony and renamed SCEE Studio Liverpool.
Sony announced on August 22, 2012 that they were closingSCEE Studio Liverpool.