Evolution Studios, the developer of PlayStation exclusive games such as Motorstorm and Driveclub, will be merging with Grid and Dirt series developer Codemasters on April 25 after being dropped by Sony.
Mike Hocking of Evolution is set to take over as VP of Development following the merger and will be responsible for watching over the various teams.
In response to the merge with Codemasters, Hocking said,” 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.”
CEO of Codemasters, Frank Sagnier, is excited about the acquisition and looks forward to the new projects the developer will release in the coming years.