Sony a annoncé la fermeture de son studio Evolutions Studio. Dans un communiqué, la firme nippone a décidé de limiter les frais de ce studio qui est à l’origine de DriveClub et Motorstorm.

C’est en grande partie à cause des erreurs commises lors du développement de DriveClub avec un report de sa date de sortie et de grandes difficultés techniques rencontrées avec la version PlayStation Plus de l’opus. Une restructuration avait déjà eu lieu il y a un an avec le licenciement de 55 personnes.
Retrouvez-ci dessous le communiqué de Sony que nos confrères de Games Industry a pu se procurer :

« Regular reviews take place throughout SCE Worldwide Studios, ensuring that the resources that we have in such a competitive landscape can create and produce high quality, innovative and commercially viable projects.

As part of this process we have reviewed and assessed all current projects and plans for the short and medium term and have decided to make some changes to the European studios structure.

As a result, it has been decided that Evolution Studio will close.

It is regrettable that this decision will lead to compulsory redundancies. We accept that this decision will mean that we risk losing high calibre staff but by focusing on other Studios that already have exciting new projects in development we believe we will be in a stronger position going forward and able to offer the best possible content of the highest quality for our consumers.

Where possible we will try to reallocate people onto other projects. If appropriate opportunities are not possible within the company, we will assist staff in any way we can, including speaking with local employers and with other development companies.

Evolution has been an important part of SCE Worldwide Studios for over 10 years – working on ground-breaking racing titles like WRC, Motorstorm and DRIVECLUB.
This decision should not take anything away from the great work that Evolution has produced. »

Sony ferme Evolution Studio
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