Sony Closes One Of Its Major Developer Studios!

Not only Microsoft is capable of pulling off unexpected studio closures! Sony just announced that one of their older studios is receiving the boot, closing them down in the process!

The unfortunate studio is Evolution. On the PlayStation 2, we have seen the WRC games from them, followed up by the MotorStorm franchise on the PlayStation 3. Their only PlayStation 4 game was DriveClub, which launched quite later than they planned. (Not to mention its PS Plus version!)

Sony‘s explanation to GamesIndustry is the following: „a competitive landscape can create and produce high quality, innovative and commercially viable projects. 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.”

What’s going to happen to DriveClub? Evolution was working on VR-support for their late-2014 game. (They also pushed out new content for DriveClub as well, not to mention the Bikes expansion.) It’s been a year since the studio had to lay off almost half of its staff, so the sword of Damocles has been hanging over their heads for a while…

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