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« on: April 19, 2012, 01:41:37 PM »

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  icon_confused

so no more games like Operation Flashpoint or BodyCount or Overlord,unless they can be picked/published up by someone else

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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.
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 02:12:59 PM »

I think they already publicly declared last year that they were going to focus 100% on racing games from now on, which was the reason Lord of the Rings Online in Europe was taken over by Turbine, for example.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 02:39:31 PM »

Not surprised, since they own a big part of the racing game market now. I did like their Operation Flashpoint DR game, but if this means that IP may find its way back into the hands of Bohemia Interactive, I'm all for CM going purely racer. slywink
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 06:21:20 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on April 19, 2012, 02:39:31 PM

Not surprised, since they own a big part of the racing game market now. I did like their Operation Flashpoint DR game, but if this means that IP may find its way back into the hands of Bohemia Interactive, I'm all for CM going purely racer. slywink

Operation Flashpoint:  Cold War Racing
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 10:02:39 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on April 19, 2012, 06:21:20 PM

Quote from: kronovan on April 19, 2012, 02:39:31 PM

Not surprised, since they own a big part of the racing game market now. I did like their Operation Flashpoint DR game, but if this means that IP may find its way back into the hands of Bohemia Interactive, I'm all for CM going purely racer. slywink

Operation Flashpoint:  Cold War Racing

Oooh Humvee and UAZ races, complete with 50mm gun fights FTW!  icon_cool
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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 01:52:25 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on April 19, 2012, 10:02:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 19, 2012, 06:21:20 PM

Quote from: kronovan on April 19, 2012, 02:39:31 PM

Not surprised, since they own a big part of the racing game market now. I did like their Operation Flashpoint DR game, but if this means that IP may find its way back into the hands of Bohemia Interactive, I'm all for CM going purely racer. slywink

Operation Flashpoint:  Cold War Racing

Oooh Humvee and UAZ races, complete with 50mm gun fights FTW!  icon_cool

You mean Rage? slywink
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 01:55:55 PM »

Quote from: kronovan on April 19, 2012, 10:02:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 19, 2012, 06:21:20 PM

Quote from: kronovan on April 19, 2012, 02:39:31 PM

Not surprised, since they own a big part of the racing game market now. I did like their Operation Flashpoint DR game, but if this means that IP may find its way back into the hands of Bohemia Interactive, I'm all for CM going purely racer. slywink

Operation Flashpoint:  Cold War Racing

Oooh Humvee and UAZ races, complete with 50mm gun fights FTW!  icon_cool

that actually sounds cool.
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 07:46:54 PM »

I like this move, they make much better racing games than they do shooters. Better to focus on what they do best if they want to survive.
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2012, 07:18:31 PM »

It's hardly surprising. I've always seen them more of a racing dev/studio.
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 10:09:56 PM »

Quote from: Purge on April 20, 2012, 01:52:25 PM

Quote from: kronovan on April 19, 2012, 10:02:39 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on April 19, 2012, 06:21:20 PM

Quote from: kronovan on April 19, 2012, 02:39:31 PM

Not surprised, since they own a big part of the racing game market now. I did like their Operation Flashpoint DR game, but if this means that IP may find its way back into the hands of Bohemia Interactive, I'm all for CM going purely racer. slywink

Operation Flashpoint:  Cold War Racing

Oooh Humvee and UAZ races, complete with 50mm gun fights FTW!  icon_cool

You mean Rage? slywink

I haven't played Rage yet. If it's like that though, I'll definitely check it out.
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 12:32:17 AM »

It's a mediocre shooter with a tacked on mediocre driving combat.  Wait till it's on massive markdown through Steam.
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 07:03:07 PM »

Rage 360 & PS3 are only $15 preowned at EB's in my area, so $13.50 after my 10% discount. I'm thinking I don't need to wait for it to go on sale on Steam. It'll probably be $10 by next month. slywink
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