Codemasters to take over the studio with immediate effect…
Earlier this month Tristan Oliver reported about Sega’s closing of their internal racing studio. This will not be the end of the Solihull-based studio, as Codemasters has announced that it will take over the British studio immediately. Well known for producing their own popular racing series such as the Colin McRae series (Known as DiRT last year), as well as the TOCA racing series, known as the upcoming Grid (Xbox 360, PS3, DS, PC).
“In seizing this opportunity, we have created additional resources to escalate our plans in the racing segment,” Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens said. “We hope to welcome more than 40 people to the company and we have enjoyed the full cooperation of our friends at Sega in making this happen.”
Gavin Cheshire, vice president of Codemasters Studios, talked to Gamespot today regarding the studio:
“Codemasters Studios is on a constant growth curve; in the last 12 months we have opened and staffed up our Guildford studio, and taking over the Sega Racing Studio could take our development headcount over the 350 mark, creating a massive force in British game development. We’ve invested in talent, created smart technology, and, with this move, we’re very proud to be able to offer the development talent at Sega Racing Studio the opportunity to be part of a great team.”