EA lately completed their procurement of F1 and DUST developer and also author Codemasters, swooping in with an offer worth $1.2 billion, just when it was appearing like they would certainly be acquired by Take-Two Interactive. As is constantly the situation after purchases of designers by significant authors (specifically EA), there are concerns regarding what this will suggest for Codemasters, and also exactly how they will operate in the future going forward. As well as it appears that, at the very least in the meantime, Codemasters are going to proceed doing what they have been doing.
EA have specified several times that Codemasters’ proficiency in the racing category is the key incentive for their purchase of the business. To add to that, talking lately with IGN, EA’s executive vice head of state of calculated growth Matt Bilbey said that for the near future, Codemasters will be permitted to operate “as an independent group”, and that EA will be seeking to supply assistance for their growth of racing games, and also checking out brand-new opportunities for growth.
” We will certainly be dealing with the Codemasters’ studios as an independent group for the foreseeable future, giving them all the assistance they require to provide their much-loved games and discovering all chances for development as we go,” said Bilbey. “We’re extremely thrilled regarding what the future holds for them and while they will continue to be independent, we will certainly exist to pour fuel on their development capabilities with the power of EA’s distribution.”
With franchises such as F1, DiRT, GRID, Job AUTOMOBILES, Codemasters are most definitely among the most respected and extremely regarded designers of competing games in the sector, so it’s probably a clever carry on EA’s part to permit them to keep doing what they have actually been doing. It’ll be interesting to see what the future holds for both groups, yet Codemasters’ record absolutely types a lot of confidence.