http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/drive...dge_and_sce_london_studio_hit_by_layoffs.htmlMultiple Sony studios have been hit by layoffs this morning, SCEE has confirmed to VideoGamer.com.
UK studios Evolution Studios, Guerrilla Cambridge and SCE London Studio have each been affected, and while total numbers have yet to be confirmed, VideoGamer.com understands that numerous people from each studio have been made redundant.
"Regular reviews take place throughout SCE Worldwide Studios, ensuring that the resources that we have in such a competitive business can create and produce high quality, innovative and commercially viable projects," a Sony spokesperson said.
"As part of this process, we have reviewed and assessed all current projects and have decided to make some changes to some of our European Studios. As a result of this, there will be a focused restructure within London Studio, Guerrilla Cambridge Studio and Evolution Studio to ensure that the SCE WWS is in the best position to achieve their goals going forward.
"Our first party development studios are key to our creative strategy and we are very excited about the future projects being worked on."
Evolution Studios is currently developing much-delayed PS4 racer DriveClub, with Guerrilla Cambridge having wrapped up work on Vita shooter Killzone Mercenary last year. SCE London Studio, meanwhile, completed work on PS4 freebie The Playroom last year and is rumoured to have been working on an unannounced PS4 title.
It isn't clear how the layoffs may affect the development of DriveClub.
The layoffs follow a wave of redundancies at Sony Santa Monica last month after the studio's unannounced new IP was cancelled.
DriveClub development 'not affected' by Evolution layoffs
http://www.videogamer.com/ps4/drive...ment_not_affected_by_evolution_layoffs_2.htmlThe development of DriveClub "will not be affected" by today's layoffs at Evolution Studios, SCEE has confirmed to VideoGamer.com.
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.