In EA's quarterly financial slides, it mentions that the publisher is looking to release new racing games annually via its Codemasters acquisition.
Poor Codemasters being bought up by the devil in disguise EA will ruin you like everything else they touch.
Never fails. The evil mega publishes will gobble up everything they can. It’s honestly depressing.
Depends on the company Sony actually gives a shit when they snagged up Insomniac and left everything as is and for our reward we got a great installment of Spiderman. Most companies will just buy up a smaller company for a franchise or some sort of patent. At first they make it like they actually care and they see you as a key members that are beneficial and a great addition to boost up their egos. But then the real world sets in the absorb you then dissolve you. If you're lucky they might add the what remains to another part of the company to help with work or they will just throw you out the door because they are done with you.
“Depends on the company Sony actually gives a shit” Precisely. That’s why I said “evil” mega publishers. There’s actually some good mega publishers such as Sony, Nintendo, etc.
My thoughts exactly. I expect Codemasters to be a shadow of their former selves after this acquisition, and as a result the quality of their games will decline. I'm sorry to say this but Codemasters have sold out.
Let the milking commence!
To be fair (kinda) to EA, Codemasters has been releasing a racing game every year for a long time now.
annual releases and EA are 2 things you don't want hovering over your game.
Annual release? I can already tell these games are gonna suck
Yup. Look at how the annual FIFA games have declined in recent years.
Well F1 releases annually anyway. And surely they can't make F1 any worse than 2020. Hopefully we will start seeing Codemaster games on EA Play?
You clowns act like EA kidnapped them. Do you understand how much money was exchanged and how rich EA just made that studio and their leads. They put themselves up for sale, EA paid a pretty penny, now they must recoup it. Simple.
Only thing everyone realizes is their future demise, merging with another developer under EA and or name change while they work on EA properties other than their own. Bullfrog, Black Box, Studio 33, Tiburon, Criterion etc, who made racing games, would like a word with you and this poor comment. And that's not counting all the other developers EA destroyed or bought to remove their competition. Do you see any new Burnout games? That money is nothing but a carrot to monopolize a genre of gaming or make money off of a competitor. Fancy an NFL football game not made by EA? Oh that's right. EA killed that competition. How about NCAA? How about Boxing and licensed fighters? How about MMA? How about NHL? How about UFC? Ignorance is bliss isn't it?
Ah man. I hear you but you have to imagine the owners of codemasters thought about this 10x more than you or I and pulled the trigger, no?
How long will it be until code masters is making dlc for battlefield?
Wow super lame.
000000000.1% of getting Lewis Hamilton in the car(d) packs
I will never buy anything made by EA that is released annually. And Dirt 5 will unfortunately be the last Codemasters game I ever buy. EA is a cancer to the video game industry. Games used to be made by gamers for gamers, not by corporate asshats trying to nickle and dime every kid in the school yard. Thank God for the indie scene blowing up, otherwise we would be left with a whole lot of heavily monitized garbage with a rare gem sprinkled in.
Indie developers are not gonna fill up the gap unfortunately. We either get AAA or indie, no AA anymore
Yay, annually realised titles! /s poor codemasters
Not a big fan of EA. Codemasters haven’t released a classic since Dirt 2. I’ve given up waiting for a new Road Rash and Shox 2.
Most people think EA will milk them dry, but they already put in some crumby microtransaction stuff in F1 2020. Things won't change much.
Wait, Codemasters were bought by EA? Fucking hell, RIP. They will be missed.
colored me surprised! Who could have ever thought EA would try to cash grab anything?
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