Codemasters ha acquisito Slightly Mad Studios!
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Tramite il suo sito e i social Codemasters annuncia di aver acquisito la software house Slightly Mad Studios, casa produttrice di Project CARS e Project CARS 2.
Tempo fa vi avevamo parlato di alcuni grossi progetti in gioco, ma nessuno si sarebbe mai aspettato di leggere un annuncio simile, con titoli come Project CARS, Project CARS 2 e un non ancora annunciato blockbuster che entrano a far parte del portfolio Codemasters.
Nelle gerarchie delle sue compagnie non sembra essere cambiato molto: Frank Sagnier rimarrà CEO di Codemasters Group, del quale ora Slighly Mad Studios fa parte, e Ian Bell rimarrà CEO e Fondatore di SMS.
Entrambi si dichiarano entusiasti di questa unione, con Sagnier convinto che questa mossa confermi la posizione di leader di Codemasters nel settore. Secondo il CEO di Codemasters questo è il momento perfetto per fare lo step in avanti successivo. Secondo Bell questa unione darà la possibilità ad entrambe le case di imparare l'una dall'altra, di condividere risorse e approfittare delle nuove tecnologie e delle nuove piattaforme
Al momento non ci sono informazioni circa nuovi titoli in arrivo, ma non mancheremo di aggiornarvi appena avremo più notizie
Codemasters® today announced it has agreed to acquire racing simulation specialists, Slightly Mad Studios. The agreement cements Codemasters’ position as a world-leading games developer and publisher of racing videogames and expands its portfolio to include the award-winning Project CARS, together with an unannounced Hollywood blockbuster title. Frank Sagnier will remain CEO of Codemasters Group plc which now includes Slightly Mad Studios and Ian Bell will retain his position of Founder and CEO of Slightly Mad Studios. Codemasters now employs c.700 people globally with offices including London, Birmingham, Southam and Runcorn.
Both companies share a rich history of creating AAA racing games. Codemasters has been a UK leader for over 30 years and is the creator of the critically acclaimed intellectual properties including DiRT®, GRID® and the BAFTA-winning official FORMULA 1® Series. Slightly Mad Studios has been established for 10 years and is the proud developer and owner of the Project CARS franchise which has generated both critical and commercial success. Slightly Mad Studios has also delivered high-quality racing simulations alongside its own IP including two Need for Speed titles on behalf of Electronic Arts.
“We are delighted to bring such an incredible racing game developer to the Codemasters family, and this unequivocally establishes us as a global powerhouse in the development of racing titles,” said Frank Sagnier, Chief Executive Officer at Codemasters. “We share the same passion and vision and our new partnership will accelerate our growth. With more streaming services coming to market and the next generation of games consoles due in 2020, this is the perfect time for Codemasters to take its next step.”
“Our combined racing games portfolio is the envy of the industry and this new partnership will enable us to learn from each other, share resources and take advantage of emerging platforms and technology,” said Ian Bell, Founder and Chief Executive at Slightly Mad Studios. “My team is excited to be joining Codemasters and we can’t wait to forge a relationship based on creativity, passion and the desire to create new racing experiences that excite and delight our communities.”