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Sony lays off staff in UK studios, Driveclub director ups and leaves....

Post by Killswitchmad on Wed 26 Mar 2014 - 2:31

Multiple Sony studios have been hit by layoffs this morning, SCEE has confirmed to VideoGamer.com.

UK studios Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Cambridge and SCE London Studio have each been affected, and while total numbers have yet to be confirmed, VideoGamer.com understands that numerous people from each studio have been made redundant.

"Regular reviews take place throughout SCE Worldwide Studios, ensuring that the resources that we have in such a competitive business can create and produce high quality, innovative and commercially viable projects," a Sony spokesperson told us this morning.

"As part of this process, we have reviewed and assessed all current projects and have decided to make some changes to some of our European Studios. As a result of this, there will be a focused restructure within London Studio, Guerrilla Cambridge Studio and Evolution Studio to ensure that the SCE WWS is in the best position to achieve their goals going forward.

"Our first party development studios are key to our creative strategy and we are very excited about the future projects being worked on."

Evolution Studios is currently developing much-delayed PS4 racer DriveClub, with Guerrilla Cambridge having wrapped up work on Vita shooter Killzone Mercenary last year. SCE London Studio, meanwhile, completed work on PS4 freebie The Playroom last year and is rumoured to have been working on an unannounced PS4 title.

It was also announced the Driveclub director Col Rogers along with prominent Evolution Studios staff have got up and left the company to form their own studio, is this all to do with the trouble development of Driveclub?


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Re: Sony lays off staff in UK studios, Driveclub director ups and leaves....

Post by N1NJA FWG on Wed 26 Mar 2014 - 8:48

This is not good news for those involved Sad

It certainly doesnt look good for Drive Club though

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Post by Pais on Wed 26 Mar 2014 - 18:08

N1NJA FWG wrote:This is not good news for those involved Sad

It certainly doesnt look good for Drive Club though

Sony have said they are 'committed to getting Driveclub out this year' with more news to come in the next few weeks.

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Post by Waylander FWG on Thu 27 Mar 2014 - 9:37

Yeah Sony have confirmed the recent changes have effected the progress of driveclub. The longer it goes on the more my fears for the game increase though.

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Post by Waylander FWG on Thu 27 Mar 2014 - 16:48

Waylander FWG wrote:Yeah Sony have confirmed the recent changes havent effected the progress of driveclub. The longer it goes on the more my fears for the game increase though.

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