TGS 2007: Sony Acquires Evolution and Bigbig Studios

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Further expanding its game development capabilities, Sony Computer Entertainment has today announced the acquisition of Evolution Studios and Bigbig Studios as part of its Worldwide Studios network. In the move, Managing Director of Evolution Studios, Mick Hocking will be appointed the position as Group Studio Director of SCE WWS Liverpool Studio, Evolution Studios and Bigbig Studios.

Evolution and Bigbig have already been developing some great exclusive titles for the PlayStation platforms, including recent hits like MotorStorm and Pursuit Force respectively, so this news comes as no real surprise. Both studios are currently working hard to expand both franchises too, with a MotorStorm sequel scheduled to hit the PS3 sometime next year and even more PSN download packs for the original on the way, and Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice coming to PSP this October and the PS2 early in 2008. So only more good things to come.

”Our strategy is to create the best games by working with the best talent and Evolution and Bigbig are world-class additions to our team,” said Phil Harrison, President of SCE Worldwide Studios. “The incredible people in these studios further extend the depth and skill of the industry’s largest platform-exclusive development resource”.

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