Evolutions Studios joins Codemasters to form ‘racing powerhouse’.
Codemasters, has announced – via the Codies Blog – that it has expanded its portfolio of development studios to include Evolution Studios. The team will formally become part of Codemasters on April 25th, at which point they will also become a multi-platform developer.
Between them Codemasters and Evolution have developed a slew of widely respected racing games including GRID, DiRT, Driveclub and MotorStorm.
The welcome news comes after last month’s announcement that Sony was closing the studio. Joining Codemasters seems like the perfect fit for the highly talented team and thir combined track-record certainly backs up the ‘powerhouse’ ambition. And the fact Evolution are now multi-platform is good news for players, too.
Mick Hocking – formerly the GM and VP of Evolution Studios – will join Codemasters in the role VP Product Development at Codemasters and will take responsibility for all of the company’s studios, including the Evolution team.
Frank Sagnier, CEO of Codemasters, said :
“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.”
Mick Hocking added:
“I’m delighted to be joining Codemasters at such an exciting time in the company’s growth. We have a shared passion for racing, a desire to innovate and a determination to create the best racing games and build the biggest racing community in the market. I’m very much looking forward to working with so many of the world’s greatest racing developers, on new IP as well as exciting franchises including DiRT, GRID, Micro Machines and the Formula One games.”
Source: Codies Blog.