Driveclub developer Evolution Studios is making "spectacular" progress on the PS4 racer, despite this week's announced redundancies at the Liverpool-based studio.
It follows the departure of Driveclub game director Col Rodgers, who has stressed he left Evolution amicably. Sony has confirmed that a new game director is in the frame, and will be announced soon.
Despite these losses, Sony has issued a statement to Videogamer promising that development of the game is ongoing, adding it, "would like to make it very clear that the development of DRIVECLUB on PS4 is going from strength to strength."
“The announced studio changes across WWS yesterday have not affected the development of DRIVECLUB or the DRIVECLUB team," Sony went on, "which has always had great direction and continues to do so. We have full confidence that the game will deliver on its PS4 promise to be the first truly socially connected racing title and we are very pleased and excited by the calibre of work from Evolution Studios.
“The progress being made on the game is spectacular,” Sony continued, “so we’re looking forward to sharing an update on development, release date and videos of the game in action in the weeks to come. We thank you for your patience and assure you, it will be worth the wait.”
Last we heard, Driveclub is out in June.