Sony Computer Entertainment made the announcement today that they have acquired the leading game developer of Evolution Studios as well as its subsidiary Bigbig Sudios. This Dev is the brains behind MotorStorm.
Evolution Studios is going to now be a part of Sony Computer Entertainment’s Worldwide Studios.
Sony released a press release in regards to the announcement...
In a strategic move to secure excellence in game development for current and future PlayStation® platforms, the acquisition of Evolution and Bigbig formalises the successful and long established exclusive relationship between Sony Computer Entertainment and the two studios.
Evolution Studios, based in Runcorn, England is the award-winning developer of MotorStorm™, the million-selling #1 hit title for PLAYSTATION®3(PS3™). Evolution Studios was established in 1999 and has enjoyed a highly productive and commercially successful relationship with SCE, gaining a reputation as a studio with an unrivalled track-record for quality and productivity having shipped a title every year for 6 straight years. Evolution established its reputation as the successful developer of the World Rally Championship series on PlayStation®2, also published by SCE. The studio is currently working on the next instalment of the Motorstorm franchise for PS3, scheduled for release in 2008 on Blu-ray Disc, along with content expansions for the original MotorStorm to be distributed via PLAYSTATION®Network.
Bigbig Studios, based in Leamington Spa, England was founded in 2001 with backing from Evolution Studios and SCE and is the developer of the Pursuit Force game for PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable), which has sold over 800,000 copies worldwide. The studio is currently working on the second title in the series, Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice, which will be available in October this year for PSP and on PlayStation®2 early in 2008.