Digital Arts (EA) has acquired Codemasters, the British online game studio recognized for video games like Operation Flashpoint and Grid, in a $1.2 billion deal. With this acquisition, EA has added its racing sport rival to its kitty. The studio behind the Want For Velocity, Actual Racing and Burnout franchise of racing video games, will now have video games like Grid, Filth, Undertaking Vehicles and others beneath its banner. EA introduced this through Twitter and its blogpost.

Sport franchises like Grid and Filth are seen as direct rivals of Want For Velocity. EA has mentioned that Codemasters will stay an unbiased group even after the acquisition.
Within the blogpost, EA mentioned: “Throughout this time we’ve adopted and admired our colleagues at Codemasters, who’ve created a few of our favourite racing franchises equivalent to Formulation 1, DIRT, Undertaking CARS and GRID. Now we have seen the workforce innovate racing sport expertise and make a few of the most enjoyable video games we’ve ever performed. We’re thrilled by this new alternative to deliver you much more racing video games, extra typically. The union additionally unlocks the potential for us to create new modern methods to work together with one another and luxuriate in our ardour for racing video games collectively.”


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