SCEE and Evolution Studios have announced a new partnership that will see the developer of World Rally Championship (WRC) series develop games exclusively for SCEE and Sony platforms.

Phil Harrison, SCEE Executive Vice President Development, commented, "We've enjoyed an unparalleled working relationship with Evolution Studios over the past 4 years and the quality of their work on the WRC franchise can be measured by the millions of loyal fans who love the series. This strategic alliance allows our organisations to work even more closely together as we prepare for the combined challenges of new formats and expanded game design horizons."

Evolution will continue to work on its WRC franchise as well as begin development on future Sony platforms (i.e. PSP and PS3). WRC 4 is scheduled for release on the PS2 in October, and Evolution's satellite studio, bigBig, is currently working on an original title for PSP.