Sony has confirmed that Evolution Studios, the developer behind Driveclub, will be closing down.
With the studio being hit by lay-offs around this time last year, the group over at Evolution Studios was already scarce with resources before the news hit today. While Sony does plan on allocating some of the team members from Evolution Studios to other first-party companies within their spectrum, Sony recognizes that they will lose some serious talent in this transition.
“It is regrettable that this decision will lead to compulsory redundancies. We accept that this decision will mean that we risk losing high calibre staff but by focusing on other Studios that already have exciting new projects in development we believe we will be in a stronger position going forward and able to offer the best possible content of the highest quality for our consumers.” a statement from Sony said, “Where possible we will try to reallocate people onto other projects. If appropriate opportunities are not possible within the company, we will assist staff in any way we can, including speaking with local employers and with other development companies.“
Evolution Studios has been known for releasing Motorstorm and World Rally Championship on the Playstation 3 and Playstation 4 in past years.