The confirmation of layoffs at Sony first-party outfit Evolution Studios earlier today left most racing aficionados fearing the worst for the MotorStorm creator’s inaugural PlayStation 4 outing, DriveClub. Fortunately, a spokesperson for SCEE has confirmed that the title is still very much on track, and won’t be affected by the platform holder’s latest round of redundancies.

It’s currently unclear how many staff have been impacted by the Japanese giant’s decision to “restructure” three of its major British developers, but we do know that London Studio, Guerrilla Cambridge, and the abovementioned Runcorn-based outfit were all hit with job losses as part of the process. Whether any major projects were scrapped is not yet known either.

Regardless, it looks like the road to release continues to be rocky for the firm’s first PS4 exclusive racer. Having been delayed mere weeks before the arrival of the manufacturer’s next-gen system, we haven’t heard much about the game since. Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida confirmed last week that it won’t be compatible with Project Morpheus, but additional information is scarce.

We had originally expected the title to deploy at the start of the year, but it looks like it’s still got a long way to go yet. Is your interest in the high-octane affair starting to fizzle out, or is your anticipation for the game keeping your internal engine ticking over? Join our fashionably late club in the comments section below.

[via videogamer.com]