Electronic Arts announced that they have reached an agreement with the Board of Codemaster to acquire Codemasters, the UK-based game developer and publisher.
Man ... the 2K acquisition didn't work out huh ... ... So, as per the usual EA handling of processes .... I bid farewell to the established reputation of F1, DiRT and Grid in the long run. Maybe we'll see an improvement in the NFS department?
2K would have been just as bad as EA buying them out. 2K get a free pass whilst being just as vindictive as EA and are in some ways worse.
How are 2K worse? FIFA and Madden are the same Lootbox games every year. atleast NBA 2K improves.
sounds like 2k got outbid. but no doubt. it's only a matter of time before these franchises see a downward spiral. I don't know that I can name one developer EA bought who have actually benefitted from the kind of resources EA can throw at them to create quality games as good or better than they were making before EA's acquisition of them.
I mean Take Two might've been worse than EA. They probably would've taken people to throw on GTA Online or something. Plus all the problems with NBA 2K. I honestly think EA is the better fit for them. Hell maybe we'll even get a good Need for Speed or Burnout from Codemasters
There's GaaS and Sports games problem on EA's side too... They can't even manage BioWare properly.
Tbf BioWare has always been a mess. Don't think ME meant they weren't a mess. I think EA is pretty bad but gets more flak than they deserve tbh, 2k is definitely worse than them and Activision is at times as bad but better at marketing
@Teflon02 "BioWare has always been a mess" Dude ... they existed wayy before ME and EA. Baldu'r Gate, mate ... Baldur's Gate.
The former evolution guys could benefit NFS... but thats about it. I was hoping MS would make an offer. They would be a better fit working with playground and turn 10.
That sucks that Evolution Studios went from promising Sony exclusive developer to Codemasters gurus to working for EA, now all their talent and hard work will be buried under microtransactions.
Sorry didn't see the report on it
I hope not, 😫
No please. somebody save them
Gamers had many chances to save Codemasters. They have consistently delivered well-rated games for years, but gamers just don't buy them as much as the big names like GT, NFS, Forza Horizon, and Forza Motorsports. Instead gamers wait to buy their games on huge digital sales or in used game bargain bins not benefitting Codemasters much. Although a bunch of people really hate EA (and for good reason), I think EA is figuring things out. I would encourage gamers to assess publishers on what they are doing now and next vs what they did in the past. A lot of things are changing with publishers but, gamers are not noticing it as much as they should.
1.2 billion, for codemasters? Am I missing something here that justifies that price tag?
Maybe the F1 licenses?
Must be based on the success of Project Cars 3. /s
Rest in Peace, Grip and Dirt :(
EA has had some of the best racing franchises and they were, along with their dev, been killed off. So let's just buy up another racing dev and eventually ruin everything they work on. Cool
Nascar quit EA because of how s*8t they are.
Another developer for EA to ruin Oh greattttt
Does this mean more games for EA play?
Great.....Codemasters solid work with the F1 games and dirt are going to get flushed now. Total shame that EA bought them up.
Great fresh new meat for EA to ruin rip it apart and shut it down Codemasters just signed their death warrant.
Another one bites the dust. RIP.
Noooooooooooo! Rip dying light 2
Down side is ea make things worse plus side ea pass will get codemaster games
Bye codies. More nfs games sigh.
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