Since the end of last year, there have been reports of third-party giant EA buying the British developer Codemasters.
It’s now official – with EA announcing the creator of titles like Formula 1, DIRT, Project CARS and NETT has joined the family, in a deal believed to be valued at $ 1.2 billion.
EA says the goal is to create a “powerhouse in racing entertainment” using its existing franchises such as Need for Speed, Real racing and Burn out. Here’s what EA CEO Andrew Wilson had to say about the acquisition:
“This is the beginning of an exciting new era for racing games and content as we bring together the talented teams at Electronic Arts and Codemasters.
“Racing fandom continues to grow worldwide, and the franchises in our combined portfolio will enable us to create innovative new experiences and bring more players to the excitement of cars and motorsport. Our teams will be a global powerhouse in racing entertainment, with fantastic games for players on every platform, and we look forward to getting started. ”
Codemasters has previously released games such as GRID Autosport on the switch. What do you think about this developer joining the EA family? Leave a comment below.