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March 25, 2016

Sony confirms closure of Evolution Studios

Evolution Studios, the developer behind franchises like World Rally Championship and MotorStorm, has been shut down by Sony, we’ve just learned. The company’s most recent DriveClub was a troubled project for the studio and Sony, having seen delays and online problems – 55 people had been cut from Evolution just one year ago. Now, Sony has made the tough decision to make the rest of the Evolution staff redundant.

Such a shame. When it comes to arcade racing games, Evolution was one the the finest developers.

October 15, 2014

Driveclub

Sure, it lacks features you expect to see in a modern racing game. But Driveclub excels where it counts: when you are racing. The physics feel spot-on for arcade/simulation hybrid. Driving in at breakneck speeds at night—especially when in cockpit view—is both terrifying and exhilarating, and I can’t think of any other game that does it better.

★★★★☆

October 13, 2014

The launch of Driveclub has been marred by technical issues and the game has been criticised for lack of content, but I am having an absolute blast. The driving feels sublime and, at times, it looks absolutely stunning.