Codemasters Joining Forces With Former Driveclub Dev Evolution Studios
Back in March, Sony closed internal studio Evolution Studios (Driveclub) after a previous restructuring just a year earlier. Now fellow racing developer Codemasters has come to the rescue of the former competitor by purchasing the studio.
Codemasters will bring on Evolution Studios starting on April 25 (Evolution will remain in Cheshire, England), and the former Sony studio will work on a new, multiple-platform property. According to former Driveclub director Paul Rustchynsky, Evolution's new name within Codemasters has yet to be decided.
Mick Hocking, one of Evolution's founders, becomes vice president of product development at Codemasters in the transition, and he'll watch over all of the developer's studios.
This is great news for all at Evolution Studios, but also for Codemasters and the gaming public at large. MotorStorm and Driveclub from Evolution show that the developer is not afraid to try out new concepts in the racing genre, and I look forward to what they bring to the already strong Codemasters stable.