Sony Shuts Down Evolution Studios

Posted on Mar 22 2016 - 2:44pm by Bobby P

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The studio behind DriveClub and Motorstorm have been shut down, Sony has confirmed

Speaking to gamesindutry.biz, Sony told the site that this decision came down to ensuring “a competitive landscape can create and produce high quality, innovative and commercially viable projects.”

Last year, after a dismal release of DriveClub, the studio went on to layoff 55 of its staff in a move typical to the industry once a game ships to retailers.

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.

The studio had a VR edition DriveClub in the pipeline, leaving the fate of the game currently unknown.

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