Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced back in June of last year they were ceasing production on the crime-action games Eight Days and The Getaway 3, the former of which featured an all-star cast (Gary Oldman, Ving Rhames and Dennis Hopper).
The company noted this was due to a lack of resources, later elaborating they preferred to put their money into the EyePet gadget and Singstar series given what they had to work with.
As fate might have it, the developer SCE London Studio (SCEL) has just revealed the games aren't "canned" per se, merely on hiatus:
"I would not say they have been abandoned, just put to one side," stated developer SCEL's producer and creative art director Nicolas Doucet. "Much work had been done. The studio just wanted to focus on its strengths, EyeToy and SingStar. Given the potential of EyePet, priorities have been changed, but the other projects aren't dead yet. Ultimately, the decision [to put those games to one side] has benefited everyone."
So it seems their choice of priorities has worked out for the developer in the end; one can hope this will result in even better works.