Codemasters acquires ‘most’ of defunct Driveclub studio’s staff

Sony still owns the IP

As you may have heard, Evolution Studios, developers of Motorstorm and Driveclub, is no more. But the UK-based Codemasters, one of the leading driving game creators worldwide, swooped in and acquired “most” of Evolution’s staff in a bid to grow its empire further. Additionally, Mick Hocking, who was Group Director under Sony, is now the VP of Product Development.

It’s basically a cashless deal since Codemasters didn’t go in directly with Sony and acquire any of the relevant IPs, but it makes perfect sense.

Codemasters welcomes the team from Evolution Studios [Codemasters]

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