news\ Mar 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm

Driveclub, Killzone, and The Playroom developers hit with layoffs


Three of Sony's UK-based studios -- Evolution, Guerilla Cambridge, and SCE London -- have been hit with layoffs, Videogamer reports. Though Sony didn't reveal an exact number, the site believes the layoffs to be "numerous."

"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 said. 

"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," the spokesperson concluded.

Evolution Studios is currently working on PS4 exclusive racer Driveclub, but the layoffs aren't expected to have much of an impact on development. That's a good thing considering the game has already seen multiple delays. It still doesn't have a release date.

Meanwhile, Guerrilla Cambridge finished up work on Killzone: Mercenary for PS Vita last year. SCE London Studio created The Playroom on PS4, and is reportedly working on an unannounced PS4 title.

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