Col Rodgers, the game director of DriveClub, has exited Evolution Studios to work on some personal “cool game concepts.”
Rodgers left the studio last month to form his own by the name of Big Red Switch Games that is going to target the indie market. He stated that his exit was based on personal reasons and he is still on good terms with Sony. His departure also coincides with a wave of layoffs that hit Evolution, Guerrilla Cambridge and Sony London Studios. Rodgers though once again mentioned that it had nothing to do with his decision.
One has to wonder how him leaving the studio will have an effect on DriveClub. The PlayStation 4’s exclusive racer has been delayed multiple times already and pushing the game back now will be even worse; unless they find a suitable replacement. According to Sony none of this will have any drastic effect on the development of DriveClub.
Earlier this month it was revealed that Sony had previously taken DriveClub “back to the drawing board”, although the game is still technically due to launch in early 2014. Last week Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that Evolution Studios did experiment with the prospect of virtual reality with the racer but in the end scrapped it altogether.