Evolution Studios, the development studio behind the PlayStation 4 exclusive racing title, DriveClub, is reportedly expected to lose a total of 55 employees.
Sources that are familiar with the matter who say roughly half the studio are expected to be let go. One of the sources say some of those who will be losing their jobs may be retained as contractors.
Sony released a statement considering Evolution Studios’ future:
“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.”
Evolution Studios has had a rough time with DriveClub as the game’s servers weren’t able to keep up with demand at first, and the promised PlayStation Plus version of the game is still nowhere to be seen.
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it's too bad how this worked out. if they had launched the game as promised (including the ps+ offshoot) in it's current state it would have been a big win for sony/ps4. it really is a good game now.
damn. but isn't this practice normal for game studios?