Following a rocky few months, DriveClub developer Evolution Studios has revealed that the company has suffered a significant number of layoffs. DriveClub, which launched in October was faced with several problems and server issues making the game unplayable for some. Though the game has improved somewhat since then, many have been holding out for the free PlayStation Plus version of the game, which still hasn’t arrived.
The Runcorn-based developer has been put on notice, according to reports, and Sony has since announced that they’ve cut a number of jobs, but the news doesn’t mean the end of DriveClub.
“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,” it said. “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.”
DriveClub had a pretty rocky launch from the very beginning with the game originally set to launch along side the PlayStation 4. It was eventually delayed a number of times and launched a little over a year later in October, 2014. From there the game’s servers took a bit of a hit as many wanted to dive in and play what could have been one of the best racing games on the PlayStation 4, and though things are more stable, many have moved on.
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