DriveClub Studio Suffers Layoffs, PS Plus Version Still Coming
Despite suffering a number of recent layoffs, Sony is insisting that the developer behind DriveClub, Evolution Studios, will not be closing and that its free PlayStation Plus Edition is still on the way.
Eurogamer reports that Driveclub's developer, Evolution Studios, has been hit with many layoffs recently. If you're wondering what this means for the racing game, you can rest assured that Sony will not be allowing Evolution to slack off on its promises. There will still not only be a free PlayStation Plus Edition release, but the studio will be restructured to focus on the game's future updates.
The England-based developer is a Sony subsidiary, underneath its encompassing SCE Worldwide Studios. SCE Worldwide Studios is also the home to developers such as Killzone's Guerrilla Games, Uncharted's Naughty Dog and SingStar's Sony London Studio. You can check out Sony's official statement below:
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.
For now, it seems that we will at least have the PS Plus Edition of DriveClub to look forward to, but we're hoping its major, underlying issues are resolved as well.