DriveClub game director exits studio

DriveClub game director Col Rodgers has left Evolution Studios to create his own indie startup.

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DriveClub's development continues hit a slew of potholes. Apparently, Sony taking the game 'back to the drawing board' also meant finding a new game director, because Col Rodgers and Evolution reportedly parted ways back in February.

Videogamer confirms Rodgers' departure from the studio. Rodgers has since gone on to create an indie development studio called Big Red Switch Games.

Yesterday was a rough one for Evolution Studios, as the developer suffered a number of layoffs, in what was called a "focused restructure." However, despite the layoffs and Rodgers' exit from the project, Sony remains adamant that DriveClub's development remains unaffected.

"The progress being made on the game is spectacular, so we're looking forward to sharing an update on development, release date and videos of the game in action in the weeks to come," a Sony spokesperson told Eurogamer. "We thank you for your patience and assure you, it will be worth the wait."

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    March 26, 2014 2:00 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, DriveClub game director exits studio.

    DriveClub game director Col Rodgers has left Evolution Studios to create his own indie startup.

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      March 27, 2014 3:49 AM

      Wow. Surprised no one commented.

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        March 27, 2014 5:12 AM

        Was there a lot of talk about this game at any point? I feel like Sony thinks this is a much bigger game than anyone else.

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          March 27, 2014 6:04 AM

          you have to have a good racing game for your console.

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            March 27, 2014 6:44 AM

            Do you? Seems like the buzz on Forza 5 came and went pretty quickly too.

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              March 27, 2014 6:54 AM

              everyone playing tityfall, you still need to be able to race when you want. or are you saying games should only ever be rented because you never go back to ones you got last year?

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                March 27, 2014 7:19 AM

                I rarely, if ever, go back to games. I buy them new and sell them when I'm done a month or two later. There's just too many games to play for me to go back to stuff most of the time.

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                March 27, 2014 8:16 AM

                Blaming it on titanfall is ridiculous. Nobody had mentioned Forza for months before Titanfall launched.

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      March 27, 2014 3:59 AM

      Evolution studios makes some fun racers, so i still have hope