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Codemasters recruits majority share of Evolution Studios developers

Codemasters has hired a lot of the old Evolution Studios crew to help increase their ability to create amazing games.

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Published Mon, Apr 11 2016 8:07 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:00 PM CST

The future for the employees of Evolution Studios, whose closure last month by Sony was quite the surprise, are being welcomed with open arms and a smile by Codemasters, another studio who specialize in the creation of racing games.

Codemasters recruits majority share of Evolution Studios developers | TweakTown.com

Codemasters wrote on their blog that they're expanding their studio to include a healthy portion of the talent from Evolution Studios. Though the majority seem to be moving over to their new home, a small team will still continue to work on keeping Driveclub on PS4 up and running, though they are still employees of Sony proper.

The decision to bolster their studio is a great one and in a time where they could no doubt expand their own brand and work on the next great racing game after DiRT Rally's successful launch after a long Early Access. They say that their two primary franchises, that of F1 and DiRT, have been successful enough to position them for continued growth, and they definitely didn't want to miss out on the talented people who formed the core team that made Driveclub, itself one of the better racing games on the PlayStation 4. Despite the initial hurdles, the game ended up being a technological marvel with some fantastic graphics. It even sold well enough, with 2 million units shipped as of August of last year.

They are quite obviously excited about the new influx of talent know that it'll help them to continue to develop better games. "This expansion will not only see us gain a wealth of racing expertise and skill, but it'll take Codemasters to the next level as the world's largest racing-focused games company. With phenomenal racing DNA, we hope that gamers out there are excited to see what we do next--as are all of us here at Codies."

Jeff grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he fell in love with gaming and building his own PC’s. He's a huge fan of any genre of gaming from RTS to FPS, but especially favors space-sims. Now he's stepped into the adult world by becoming a professional student looking to break into the IT Security world. When he’s not deep in his studies, he’s deep in a new game, revisiting an old game, or testing the extreme limits of his own PC. He's now a news contributor for TweakTown, looking to bring a unique view on technology and gaming.

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