The second half of GameIndustry.biz’s interview with Codemasters’ Rod Cousens has gone up (the first had discussed the success of F1 2010, and he shines light on the dark practice of retailers selling pre-owned video games. You’ll recall that publishers are pretty fed up with the likes of GameStop for buying used games for pennies on the dollar, then selling those games onto people for pure… → Read More
Sebastian Vettel is your new Formula One champion. Who saw that coming? Conventional wisdom last weekend said that Red Bull made a mistake by not issuing so-called “team orders,” telling Vettel to make way for his Australian teammate, Mark Webber, in his quest to win the F1 driver’s championship. As it turned out, lady luck was on Vettel’s side (that, or Ferrari forgot that Vettel was also… → Read More
Stop what you’re doing, put on some headphones, and bask in the glory that is F1 2010, the first “real” Formula 1 game in several years, with all due respect to F1 2009—that was for the Wii, come on. Anyhow, Codemasters developed it. You know, the guys behind Grid and Dirt. → Read More
Indian entertainment giant Reliance has acquired a 50 percent stake in UK game developer Codemasters along with existing investor Balderton Capital. Zapak, Reliance’s gaming division, will oversee the Codemasters investment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 1986, Codemasters is one of the oldest British game developers, and is currently seeing yearly revenues of $150 million. → Read More
Mark your calendars for September 8th, North American DiRT fans. Codemasters has just announced the launch dates for Colin McRae: DiRT 2 and it’s drifting into store shelves on September 10 in EPAC territories and a day later in the UK. → Read More