EA purchases Codemasters
Today EA announced they have reached an agreement with the board of Codemasters for the acquisition of the company, and it’s great news for racing fans.
Electronic Arts and Codemasters have a shared ambition to lead the video game racing category. The Board of Codemasters firmly believes the company would benefit from EA’s knowledge, resources and extensive global scale – both overall and specifically within the racing sector. We feel this union would provide an exciting and prosperous future for Codemasters, allowing our teams to create, launch and service bigger and better games to an extremely passionate audience.Gerhard Florin, Chairman of Codemasters
Both sides are claiming the acquisition will be big news for the racing genre. EA’s Chairman Gerhard Florin believes their additional resources and larger scale will help create bigger and better racing games in the future.
We believe there is a deeply compelling opportunity in bringing together Codemasters and Electronic Arts to create amazing and innovative new racing games for fans… together we will be positioned to lead in a new era of racing entertainment.Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts
With Codemaster’s 30+ years of experience creating iconic racing games and EA’s deep pockets, this might be the biggest news to hit the racing scene in a long time.
For full details check out the press release from Electronic Arts.