Evolution Studios, the makers of DriveClub, have been hit by a round of layoffs today. Sony confirmed the layoffs in a statement to the press.
Sony restructured the studio to focus on updating DriveClub as a service, as well as the launch of the PS Plus Edition.
“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 says it plans to seed some of the team members to other roles throughout their studios, but unfortunately some redundancies are "necessary" and will assist those staff members in procuring new jobs.