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Better EA than 2K, I would think?

Hopefully they manage to preserve their identity and don’t lose a large share of their people to NFS support team status.

I wonder how Slightly Mad Studios feels about this turn of events. They went from working for EA to doing PCARS, then acquired by Codies and are now back with EA. NFS Shift revival incoming?

More than anything, I hope the Dirt series continues. There are plenty of track racing games out there already but not a lot of rallysport or off-road themed ones.
 
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Better EA than 2K, I would think?
Under EA they might be overworked and killed in a half a dozen years.
Under Take2 they might be worked to death and left alive as shambling corpse.

Pick your poison.
 
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EdwardTivrusky

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Maaaaan, as an old uk speccy gamer i remember the Codies humble beginnings punting out budget titles.
So sad to see them go. Hey Codies! If EA offers to take you for a drive to an old deserted quarry... find something else to do that evening!

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Better EA than 2K, I would think?

Hopefully they manage to preserve their identity and don’t lose a large share of their people to NFS support team status.

I wonder how Slightly Mad Studios feels about this turn of events. They went from working for EA to doing PCARS, then acquired by Codies and are now back with EA. NFS Shift revival incoming?

More than anything, I hope the Dirt series continues. There are plenty of track racing games out there already but not a lot of rallysport or off-road themed ones.
Unless EA feel rally games and whatever projects Codemasters had going on are worth keeping long term, this is on another body for the cartoon pile. Codemasters will be kept around, then merged then closed. The next dirt/rally game better sell like mad to justify that cost
 
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Codemasters, didn't all their non racing projects flop and the racing ones are very same ish with minor changes from year to year?

But I remember times when Dirt 1 was a benchmark.
 

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Codemasters, didn't all their non racing projects flop and the racing ones are very same ish with minor changes from year to year?

But I remember times when Dirt 1 was a benchmark.
Have you played any of their recent racing games?

I mean they're all racing simulators (save for the Dirt franchise) so of course they're gonna be largely the same, but the community is happy with it for the most part. Not sure what the point is here.
 
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Unless EA feel rally games and whatever projects Codemasters had going on are worth keeping long term, this is on another body for the cartoon pile. Codemasters will be kept around, then merged then closed. The next dirt/rally game better sell like mad to justify that cost
Codemasters (or now EA) is getting the WRC licence in 2023, i see them releasing Dirt Rally 3 and then transitioning over to annual WRC games. So i think we'll be getting F1 and Rally games with the core dev teams for those left intact, as long as they keep selling anyway. If EA sees enough worth/potential in anything else Codemasters does though...
 

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Codemasters (or now EA) is getting the WRC licence in 2023, i see them releasing Dirt Rally 3 and then transitioning over to annual WRC games. So i think we'll be getting F1 and Rally games with the core dev teams for those left intact, as long as they keep selling anyway. If EA sees enough worth/potential in anything else Codemasters does though...
If they're getting the WRC license back, yeah, the DIRT team will definitely be kept around for a while. I don't even know what other original IP codemasters owns or is publishing at this point to comment much beyond that.
 

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Bad outcomes both of them but EA was the less bad one (tiny margin)
 

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Codemasters' executive director Ian Bell, CEO Frank Sagnier, and CFO Rashid Varachia have agreed to vote in favour of closing the deal that would see Electronic Arts acquire the studio.

Their decision is binding -- even if another company makes a higher bid, they would still have to go with EA. However, the deal could still fall through if EA retracts its offer or let the terms expire.