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Evolution Studios feared the worst

Sony keeps MotorStorm studio alive

Sony's Evolution Studio feared the worst due to the unfortunate timing of their most recent release MotorStorm Apocalypse.

MotorStorm Apocalypse was due to be released in what became the immediate aftermath of the Japanese tsunami but was delayed in the West and completely cancelled in Japan.

Rather than cut back on the studio Sony has invested in it to allow them the ability to keep exploring new ideas, support MotorStorm Apocalypse post-release and finish the MotorStorm title for the PS Vita.

Evolution's Matt Southern said: "It's been quite a tough year for us, especially early on in the year. We made a game we're really proud of and for some really heartbreaking reasons things didn't go so well. I was worried it might be the end of Evolution."

He continued: "Racing has had a very tough time, even without extraordinary circumstances like the ones we went through. Sony has defended us and protected us and allowed us to experiment. We split the company up into three teams, one making [the Vita game], one supporting MotorStorm Apocalypse post-launch with DLC and multiplayer, and another bunch of guys just brainstorming new ideas. In a climate like the one we've had this year, that is rare."

Thanks Develop Online.

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