After rumblings started earlier this week, Sony has confirmed to Eurogamer that DriveClub developer Evolution Studios has suffered a number of layoffs.
This doesn’t mean the studio is closing down though, as Sony is restructuring Evolution to focus on updating DriveClub, as well as the “important” launch of the DriveClub PlayStation Plus Edition, which is over five months delayed since its originally intended release in October 2014 due to server issues.
Here’s what Sony had to say about the layoffs:
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 [Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios] 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.
As for the affected staff members, Sony added, “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.”