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Electronic Arts Acquires Codemasters for $1.2 Billion

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Abu Antar, Dec 13, 2020.

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    https://news.sky.com/story/games-gi...atecrashes-725m-codemasters-takeover-12160582
     
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    https://news.ea.com/press-releases/...f-Codemasters-Group-Holdings-PLC/default.aspx
     
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    Allright, this could mean we might finally have a sequel to Clive Barker's Jericho!
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    Now give us back Severance - Blade of Darkness to the stores.
    And try to make something out of Operation Flashpoint, for once.
     
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    I'd rather have them stick to racing games.
     
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    Should merge with Sony and make exhilarating and inspiring grazing games.


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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooo! :(

    Codies got the official WRC license for a first official WRC Codies game in 2023. Now it's gonna be released under EA and will require Origin and potentially be full of MT EA shit and I will not buy it. Fucking EA.
     
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    A sloppy remaster of Undying would be more profitable than this sorry excuse of a turd.
     
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    Look at the good side: Take Two would have been way worse. Imagine ingame commercials.
     
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    Au contraire, the chickens have come home to roost.
     
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    I'm disappointed not to see the EA mass grave meme in this thread yet.
     
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    Seems like a lot of money to buy up a studio that just does racing game. And while I like there games, they've never been the biggest on the market. Although they seem to be one of the few that's left.

    This also just seems kind of weird (or maybe more funny) because EA bought up Criterion Games and haven't used them to make a racing game in over half a decade. They also somehow got RenderWare with them, the engine used to make GTA game up to San Andreas, and never used it to make a sandbox game.
     
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    More blood for the Blood God.
     
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    When I saw the bump I thought EA had already shut them down. I was like: Damn, that was fast.
     
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  21. IDtenT Contact me for a good time Patron

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    Interesting that they're throwing Need for Speed at Codemasters.

    I've been really disappointed with Codemaster's arcade racers (GRID (2019) and DIRT 5 are both puke), but it's still far better than anything coming out of NFS since the 2000s. I wish they would just go back to the formula they had for Porsche...

    There's a wealth of Racing IP under EA's belt now. All of Codemasters, all of Project Cars, NFS...
     
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    Forget about everything except for NFS, they were bought out to not compete with NFS.
     
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    I am pretty sure there are contractual obligations to release new F1 game every year baked into the license, especially now when F1 as an organization has been pushing the e-sports scene with massive hand.
     
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  24. passerby Augur

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    What I've meant, is that they'll trim all redundancies.

    EA is all about big sport licences, so F1 will of course be made annually.

    Official annual WRC, will kill Dirt and Dirt Rally series.

    Project Cars and Grid will be dropped in favor of NFS ( or the other way around ).
     
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  25. IDtenT Contact me for a good time Patron

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    Project Cars is a sim though and NFS definitely isn't.

    Could definitely see GRID and NFS merging for track-based NFS titles.

    WRC replacing Dirt Rally isn't too big a deal, and like their new Golf title to come out, it really does help a lot to have an official license.

    Edit: EA doesn't have the WRC license, but they would certainly get it if they tried.
     
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