Codemasters makes a damn fine racing game, and apparently the developer is going to be focusing on the genre going forward. Codemasters who was the name behind the recent flop entitled Bodycount, and the Operation Flashpoint series, has decided to close the Guildford Studio where these games were being worked on.
The focus on their stable of racing games is likely to increase as the company is looking to expand on a team to form an entirely new racing game.
A company spokesperson told Games Industry about the closure this morning:
“As Codemasters looks to take greater leadership in the racing category, the company is proposing a studio structure that adds resource and strengthens our best-in-class racing teams. The output from the studios on the Warwickshire campus and in Birmingham is on the increase with multiple continuing,… Codemasters envisages that it will continue to have a number of open positions within the Racing and Online studio teams at Codemasters’ campus in Warwickshire working on Dirt, Grid, F1 Online and with the F1 team in Birmingham, which is being expanded to house a full second team working on a new racing IP.”