Driveclub Studio Has Been Saved From Closure After Codemasters Picks Them Up

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It was announced recently that Driveclub developer Evolution studios was being dropped by Sony. The racing dev was facing a rather uncertain future to put it lightly.

Well,  publisher Codemasters have come to the rescue picking up the studio. While Codemasters hasn't acquired the old IP made by the dev from Sony, they will own anything going forward from the dev. Codemasters CEO Frank Sagnie has told GamesIndustry.biz:

We want the team to remain to remain the team that they are. We want to benefit from everything that they've learned as a team together, we want them to create their own games.

We can assumed that the developer's output will be multiplatform going forward too.

This is great to hear. We are too often hearing of developers being shuttered, so it's great to see that jobs have been saved here. Also, Codemasters have a great racing pedigree, so wins all round.