Codemasters has announced that it is taking on “most” of the staff of the recently-shut down Evolution Studios.
The racing-centric studio, known for games like DiRT and GRID, announced on its blog that members of Evolution will become part of Codemasters, with CEO Frank Sagnier releasing the following statement about the company’s expansion:
The success of F1™ 2015 and DiRT Rally over the last 12 months has re-positioned the company for growth. The addition of the Evolution team to our studio group will allow us to scale our business and strengthen our leadership as the world’s premier racing game developer. I’m thrilled to have Mick Hocking join Codemasters as VP of Product Development. His experience in building AAA IP and leading great teams made him a natural choice to head the development of all of our products. I am equally thrilled to welcome his talented team to the Codemasters family and I look forward to the great games and brand new IP we will develop together.”
Before its original shut down, Evolution acted as a first-party studio within Sony whose last project was the PlayStation 4 exclusive Driveclub.