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    Talking Congratulations to SMS / Codemasters

    This tweet from EA:

    "We're excited to welcome @Codemasters to the EA family!"

    https://twitter.com/EA/status/1362379919410495491

    I'm looking forwards to what the future brings.

    All the very best to everyone at SMS.
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    Hopefully, this will be beneficial to CM and SMS. Being under EA will hopefully provide financial security and help with the overall ability to provide further content for future games.
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    https://www.ea.com/en-gb/news/welcome-codemasters

    C&P from link:

    Welcoming Codemasters to the Family

    We love racing games. As interest in playing them grows across the world it’s clear that you love them too. Over the years our existing franchises such as Need for Speed, Real Racing and Burnout have become some of the most beloved games. During this time we’ve followed and admired our colleagues at Codemasters, who have created some of our favorite racing franchises such as Formula 1, DiRT, Project CARS and GRID. We have seen the team innovate racing game technology and make some of the most fun games we’ve ever played. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome them to the Electronic Arts team.

    United in our passion for this genre, our goal is to create a powerhouse in racing entertainment for all of you, ushering in the next era of car and racing games.

    We’re thrilled by this new opportunity to bring you even more racing games, more often. The union also unlocks the potential for us to create new innovative ways to interact with each other and enjoy our passion for racing games together. With the greatest minds in racing entertainment all under one roof, you’re going to see even more innovation and we’re going to bring all new ideas to life.

    We can’t wait to share more with you soon. Stay tuned!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pippinfort View Post
    During this time we’ve followed and admired our colleagues at Codemasters, who have created some of our favorite racing franchises
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    Quote Originally Posted by pippinfort View Post
    This tweet from EA:

    "We're excited to welcome @Codemasters to the EA family!"

    https://twitter.com/EA/status/1362379919410495491
    It's quite interesting to read the comments under that tweet!

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    Congratulations to SMS, Ian just proved he hasn't forgotten how to make his cunning plans...
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    RIP Codemasters you had a great innings!

    Codemasters have been fairly average for a long time now sadly apart from F1 (it all started with that dreaded EGO engine) but id hate to see their demise which will inventively come under EA as that is what EA do buy studios and close them down years later. Seems a lifetime ago that we were playing Toca which could compete with the best circuit racers out there at the time and many lifetimes ago with classics like Dizzy, Fruit Machine Sim (God i loved that) and Miami Chase.

    Dam You EA!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UkHardcore23 View Post
    RIP Codemasters you had a great innings!

    Codemasters have been fairly average for a long time now sadly apart from F1 (it all started with that dreaded EGO engine) but id hate to see their demise which will inventively come under EA as that is what EA do buy studios and close them down years later. Seems a lifetime ago that we were playing Toca which could compete with the best circuit racers out there at the time and many lifetimes ago with classics like Dizzy, Fruit Machine Sim (God i loved that) and Miami Chase.

    Dam You EA!
    I don't think you can blame EA for this. With so many failed projects lately from Codemasters, I'm pretty sure it's themselves who were desperately looking for a buyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpcdem View Post
    I don't think you can blame EA for this. With so many failed projects lately from Codemasters, I'm pretty sure it's themselves who were desperately looking for a buyer.
    As average as Codies have become they are still vastly superior to EA, The problem with EA is everything they do is toxic! From gambling in kids games to buying up studios and shutting them down.
    Anyone but Hamilton
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    Quote Originally Posted by UkHardcore23 View Post
    As average as Codies have become they are still vastly superior to EA, The problem with EA is everything they do is toxic! From gambling in kids games to buying up studios and shutting them down.
    Ian is no fool,i'm sure he's set things in motion/added conditions to secure his company...
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