Racing publisher steps in to save threatened team; Evolution to create new IP.
Driveclub and Motorstorm studio Evolution will now make games for multiple formats including Xbox One and PC.
UK publisher Codemasters has stepped in to save the developer, which was due to be closed by Sony after making a series of PlayStation exclusive racers.
Evolution will remain as a team and begin creating new racing IP for Codemasters, publisher of a long line of hits including Dirt Rally and Grid.
“We want to benefit from everything that they’ve learned as a team together, we want them to create their own games,” Codies CEO Frank Sagnier told GamesIndustry.biz.
“Of course there will be synergies, of course we will share stuff, but we would like to make sure they retain their identity and stay together as a team to do what they’re good at.”
All IP created for Sony such as Driveclub and Motorstorm will remain with the format holder.
— Paul Rustchynsky (@Rushy33) 11 April 2016