Driveclub developer Evolution Studios is the latest games developer to be hit with layoffs. As part of the studios restructuring to support Driveclub as an ongoing service and releasing the PS Plus Edition of the racer which has been delayed due to service issues since the racer launches. An undisclosed number of staff have parted ways with the company with Sony looking to relocate some throughout other studios.
In a statement to Eurogamer, Sony confirmed the news
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.
We wish those affected all the best in their future endeavors.