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In December 2020, we reported that EA swooped in and purchased Codemasters in a $1.2 billion mega-deal. This gave EA access to a quite healthy racing game portfolio, but there was concern at the time that the purchase could negatively affect consumers. It appears that EA did not waste any time with shenanigans affecting Codemasters games, however, as regional prices for F1 2021 could double or even triple that of F1 2020. Yesterday, Twitter user @RobotBrush posted a chart putting the global pricing for F1 2020 and F1 2021 side by side. It shows that countries such as China will face a 1.5x increase in price, whereas other places like India will receive a 2.7x price hike. Argentina is stuck with... Read more...
Take-Two Interactive nearly acquired Codemasters in a deal worth approximately $994 million. In fact, the publisher thought it was a foregone conclusion, having announced in November that it had reached an agreement with the developer of Dirt 5 and other racing sims. But then Electronic Arts swooped in at the final hour with a better offer, announcing today it has reached an agreement to buy Codemasters for an implied enterprise value of $1.2 billion. Cue the State Farm commercial with the elder fisherman dangling a dollar and taunting, "Ooh you almost had it, you gotta be quicker than that." "Electronic Arts and Codemasters have a shared ambition to lead the video game racing category. The Board... Read more...
Take-Two Interactive has reached an agreement to purchase UK-based publisher Codemasters. With an implied equity value at approximately $994M, the deal will bring the racing game publisher into Take-Two's portfolio for more projected profits in the coming years. Codemasters publishes the F1, Dirt, and Project Cars series', and will now work under Take-Two and its 2K label while retaining the CEO and CFO. In a statement, Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two, explained that this acquisition of Codemasters was part of a vision to "deliver the highest quality entertainment experiences and aim to be the most innovative, creative and efficient company in our industry." He also stated that "Codemasters... Read more...
Fans of the official Formula One World Championship games are in luck. Here is how you can grab a free copy of Codemasters’ F1 2018. Fans will want to act quickly, as this deal is only available this weekend.   F1 2018 is currently available for free through Humble Bundle. Users need to simply subscribe to the Humble Bundle newsletter and they will then be emailed a copy of the game. The game is provided via Steam for Windows and users will need a Steam account. Although the game is typically available on other platforms, this deal is just for PC users. The offer is available while supplies last or until August 10, 2020 at 4pm EDT. This is a very good deal since F1 2018 still... Read more...
I don't think that it'd be an understatement to call the 2014 Formula 1 season one of the most exciting in recent years. After four straight years of Red Bull Racing domination, major changes brought on by the FIA have put many of our expectations in a blender and poured out some real surprises. We see cars with weird noses, hear engines that lack the soul of the V8s of year's past, some bizarre rule changes, and some serious satisfaction from the Mercedes camp from vastly outperforming their rivals Red Bull and Ferrari. With 2014 being such a unique season for F1, Codemasters had its work cut out for it in preparation of its annual game release. As we've come to expect, F1 2014 mimics the... Read more...