Codemasters snaps up 'Driveclub' developer Evolution Studios

It was a tragic day when Sony determined to drop Evolution Studios from its pantheon of first-get together online game builders. Following the announcement, it was unclear what would grow to be of the corporate greatest recognized for creating Driveclub and the MotorStorm franchise. Properly, now we’ve got a solution. Codemasters, one other racing specialist within the UK, will probably be choosing up the corporate on April twenty fifth. It’s going to create one thing of an unbiased tremendous-studio, with Mick Hocking, co-founding father of Evolution, taking over the position of VP Product Improvement at Codemasters.

It is unlikely that Evolution will work on one other Driveclub or MotorStorm recreation. These franchises are owned by Sony, which means the studio will in all probability transfer on to one thing new. That could possibly be its personal challenge, or one thing co-developed with the remainder of Codemasters, which have flourished by means of the GRID, DIRT and F1 franchises. No matter it makes subsequent, there’s each probability it is going to be multi-platform, provided that the group is not funded by Sony. Meaning, probably, extra racing titles on Xbox One, PC and, maybe, no matter Nintendo is cooking up subsequent.

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