Evolution Studios Ltd. is a British video game developer. The company was founded in 1999 by Martin Kenwright (Digital Image Design) and Ian Hetherington (Psygnosis), following the purchase of DID's publisher Ocean Software by Infogrames. Kenwright left DID with six members of staff to form Evolution Studios.
Then based in Frodsham, Cheshire, it developed a racing demo on PC, which was picked up by Sony as it was interested in a PlayStation 2 game based on the World Rally Championship licence.
The company is now headquartered in Runcorn, Cheshire, as well as having a satellite studio, Bigbig Studios, in Warwickshire.
Both Evolution and Bigbig studios were acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment in September, 2007.. At this point, Kenwright and Hetherington left the business, with Evolution co-founder Mick Hocking taking over, running Evolution, Bigbig and Sony Liverpool as Group Studio Director.