Evolution Studios became known to fans of racing games thanks to brands WRC, MotorStrom and Driveclub After several years of British studio Evolution Studios is closed.
This sad news reported today officially Sony Computer Entertainment, under whose tutelage the team was located since 2007. In a statement, served notice for service GameIndustry.biz, representatives of the Japanese giant announced that the reason for this and no other decisions were the results of the regular audit of internal European development teams. At the same time they voiced regret that the company will be forced to say goodbye to a talented team, but they could not take another decision. They confirmed, however, that some of the exempted developers should find employment in other Sony studios. Recall that in March last year, Evolution over deep restructuring, and lost their positions more than 50 people. Problems studies began with the start of work on Driveclub. This ambitious racing game was supposed to be one of the titles starting PlayStation 4 and in spectacular fashion show the power of the console. Developers, however, failed to meet the promises made, and the premiere title was finally moved by the year. Production debuted in stores in October 2014 year, struggled with serious problems related to multiplayer and network infrastructure. With time, the developers managed to fix all the shortcomings and an apology to offer players a range of paid and free DLC sets, as well as stand-alone extension Driveclub Bikes. Finally Driveclub found more than two million customers. Just before closing the British developer working on a new version Driveclub being prepared with the aim of PlayStation VR goggles. Los production remains for now under question. Jamie Brayshaw, community manager at Evolution Studios, assured, however, that Driveclub will continue to be supported by a team of PlayStation. We do not know whether this means that the responsibilities of game development will go into the hands of other manufacturers and that the fans of the game can count on further announced additions (the last of which appeared just today). It is worth noting that a few days ago in the network appeared information about the new studio of former employees Evolution called Secret Sorcery. It has focused on productions that support virtual reality. The developer even announced that it has established a partnership agreement with Sony, through which will produce an exclusive game for PlayStation VR goggles. It is possible, therefore, that will be on completing Driveclub VR.