Layoffs have occurred at DriveClub developer Evolution Studios, as the racer becomes a “service going forward.”
Sony confirmed the layoff via the following statement provided to Eurogamer:
“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.”
Sony said it will relocate some team members throughout the studios, but some redundancies are “necessary” and it will assist those staff members “in any way we can.”
As of February, Sony was still working on server capacity to enable the launch of the PS Plus Edition of DriveClub. This version of the titles was originally slated to launch alongside PlayStation 4 in November 2013.