55 people at DriveClub developer Evolution Studios are to be made redundant, a new report claims, amounting to "roughly half" the number of staff employed at the developer.

The figure is said to have been mentioned to Eurogamer by "two independent sources close to the studio" following last week's news that the developer is to be restructured to focus on DriveClub "as a service".

While Sony had yet to announce any future projects from Evolution, the platform holder's statement suggests that work on unannounced projects may have been axed to focus purely on DriveClub.

"Evolution Studios will now focus on DriveClub as a service going forward, in particular, the important launch of the PS Plus Edition," Sony said a statement provided to VideoGamer.com. "We will be restructuring Evolution Studios to ensure that SCE WWS and in particular, Evolution Studios are in the best position to achieve these goals. 

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

Besides DriveClub, Evolution previously developed games in the MotorStorm and WRC series.

Source: eurogamer.net

Carry on the conversation on the VideoGamer forums!