Sony has confirmed layoffs at Evolution Studio, developer of Drivclub and Motorstorm. After the troublesome launch of Driveclub and the delay of the PS Plus edition of the game, Sony confirmed layoffs. Driveclub launched with broken servers and had trouble for weeks. The servers were constantly down and people couldn’t access their own game.
We know the director of Driveclub left before launch before getting replaced that Dualshockers reported on. Col Rodgers left the game.
Here’s Sony’s official statement regarding the layoffs:
“Evolution Studios will now focus on DriveClub as a service going forward, in particular, the important launch of the PS Plus Edition. We will be restructuring Evolution Studios to ensure that SCE WWS and in particular, Evolution Studios are in the best position to achieve these goals.
Our first party development studios are key to our creative strategy and we are very excited about the future projects being worked on and the role Evolution Studios will play.
We will be looking to relocate team members throughout the studios, but unfortunately some redundancies will be necessary and in those cases we will assist staff in any way we can.”
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