If you are a fan of racing games, Electronic Arts has some great news for you. The game publisher moves every year to release new racing games, and the development teams at Codemasters are a big reason why this is possible.
As discussed during an investor meeting this week, the still-awaited Codemasters acquisition will allow EA to release a racing game every year. In addition to its own Need for Speed and Burnout franchise, it would acquire series such as F1, Dirt, GRID and Project Cars, which attract more hardcore racing fans than EA’s other series.
Presumably, Codemasters will also be able to offer help for Need for Speed. It is a franchise that has struggled in recent years with varying quality and lack of identity, although developer Criterion is helping it forward and had great success with its 201
EA also said that the Codemasters acquisition could provide opportunities for EA Sports games. It is unclear which games this refers to, but the publisher announced that it would return to college football. The NCAA Football series last launched a game in 2013 after disputes over player equality, but it appears that it was some sort of agreement that was drawn up to bring it back – even though the NCAA name was missing in EA’s announcement.
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