Once again we find ourselves writing about people potentially losing their jobs. It’s not fun, and it’s certainly never fun when you hear that as many as 55 people may lose their job. According to Eurogamer, Evolution Studios, the developers behind DriveClub, are reportedly set to let go of 55 permanent staff members during a restructure.
This restructure was made after Sony mentioned the studio will primarily focus on delivering a DriveClub service and finally get the Ps Plus edition rolling again. With this change, some staff may be seen as redundant. The precise reason, however, is up for speculation.
Here’s a statement from Sony on the matter:
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.
We will be looking to relocate team members throughout the studios, but unfortunately some redundancies will be necessary and in those cases we will assist staff in any way we can.