Earlier today, reports claimed layoffs had hit Driveclub developer Evolution Studios. Sony has since confirmed the reports in a statement issued to Game Informer.
“Evolution Studios will now focus on DRIVECLUB as a service going forward, in particular, the important launch of the PS Plus Edition,” a representative said. “We will be restructuring Evolution Studios to ensure that [Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios] 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 was originally scheduled to launch alongside the PlayStation 4 in November 2013, but was delayed until 10th October 2014. Server issues troubled the game’s launch and delayed the PlayStation Plus edition of the game.