The development of DriveClub "will not be affected" by today's layoffs at Evolution Studios, SCEE has confirmed to

The clarification follows this morning's report that Sony would be leading a "focused restructure" at three of its European studios - including Evolution.

An exact number of those affected by the layoffs has yet to be confirmed.

Nevertheless, DriveClub is still without a release date following its delay late last year and is technically still on track for an "early 2014" launch.

Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed last week that DriveClub had not been delayed in order to implement support for upcoming VR tech Project Morpheus.