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Codemasters to continue as a racing game developer only?

Discussion in 'F1 2011 - The Game' started by Bram, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Codemasters closes their Guildford based development studio according to GameIndustry.biz most recently responsible for the shooter Bodycount.

    According to the press release below they will now focus on racing.

  2. Can a mod move this to the general chat forum please.......... haha :D :D

    Oooh taxi!
  3. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    I think this could be relevant to CM's F1 titles. I am not sure though if CM still has the license for the 2012 season.
  4. Was just jesting. :D

    I dont think there is a 2012 licence to have until the real teams sign up for the real 2012 season.
  5. I think they have the 2012 license. It's 2013 onwards, from when the new Concorde agreement needs to signed.
  6. I think I was more shocked to read that CM didnt only do driving games. I mean - Bodycount? Hmm, must have missed that one like!
  7. Interesting move, means they're abandoning things like Operation Flashpoint hmmm
  8. I never played Operation Flashpoint but it seems they abandonded it as a soon as it launched. Bodycoutn has been universally panned by critics and gamers. CM seriously need to get their act together. Even their driving games haven't been very good since the good old TOCA and McRae days. Dirt3 and F1 2010 were so lightweight it's not even funny.
  9. Stephen even said in a interview they don't have a license for it yet as the teams haven't even agreed to a new concorde agreement, but then in another interview he said there get back to working on F1 2012 (early plans ofcourse)

    so as far as im aware they have no license as of yet to produce a F1 2012 title, i may be wrong ofcourse :)

    To be honest CodeMaster's needs new management, for them to even let their worker's bring out games and not even support their loyal fans is shocking, they are not known for bringing out alot of patches if any at all for some games, their shooting games just fail, they are a racing studio and should focus on that only as they are pretty good at it.
  10. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    They will have to spectacular change the game if they do though. Otherwise F1 is turning into the FIFA series where you have to pay a full game price for one new move each season :)
  11. I agree, a very valid point, maybe there put in Dedicated servers next year with 24 players and admin tools?

    wait we're talking about Codemaster's here they will never do that. never have never will which is a massive down side to CM.
  12. Oli Peacock

    Oli Peacock
    Sim Racer

    Bit off topic but im pleased there still working on DiRT and GRID(i know its not a sim, but i like the crash model :p)
  13. As far as I know, one side (either CM or FOM) has an option to vote for/against a 2010 F1 game, I just don't know who.
    The concorde agreement for 2012 is signed by all teams, even the race dates are set already.

    For 2013 there is no agreement and it is not set in stone that there will be one. In fact, the team association (don't remember their name, all teams except HRT are in) is maybe planning to run the 2013 on their own, but the information is very vague at the moment, so it's just guesswork. :)

    (Sorry for the little OT)
  14. The teams always say there going to start their own Championship and it never happens. I thought that they just didn't have the rights to F1 2012 yet (and definitely not from 2013 onwards)? I think Bernie would have to be a major idiot to not give up the license for another year, especially if the Reviews keep rolling out as they are. But you never know with Bernie.

    Anyhow I would be kinda glad if they dropped their other non-racer titles because I think Codemasters make excellent racing games (and not so excellent FPS') and that it would be fantastic to have even more ideas go into the (hopefully) up coming F1 games then I think it will be, by a country mile, my favorite game out on the market. Lets just hope in doesn't turn into a yearly update franchise. :p