I am kind of gutted about this,i grew up buying CodeMasters games from the Dizzy series
and Rockstar Ate My Hamster
so Codemasters from May will be known as CodeMasters Racing,and as you may of guessed from the title,they will be solely concentrating on racing games(DiRT,GRID,F1 series),lets hope that the racing Genre stays popular
so no more games like Operation Flashpoint or BodyCount or Overlord,unless they can be picked/published up by someone elseEurogamer
The publisher has announced it will rebrand itself from May - and is now only developing racing games. Codemasters Racing is now hard at work on games in the popular F1, GRID and DiRT series.
What does this mean for the Operation Flashpoint and Bodycount series'? Codemasters told Eurogamer today it has no intention to continue with them.
"Racing is the absolute razor focus for all titles currently in development and those slated for future development across the studios in Warwickshire and Birmingham," a spokesperson said.
"The focus is an exclusive one, there are no other genre properties in development at this time; racing is everything. We are also increasing headcount across the operation, which currently employs around 700. We are expanding the teams by a further 100+ development positions, which are opening over the course of the year across the sites."
The move means Operation Flashpoint Red River, which launched on PC and consoles in April 2011, marks the end of the hardcore military shooter se-ries - at least for now.