EA buys Codemasters for $ 1.2 billion
Those who love driving games will have to be attentive from now on, since great sagas like Dirt, Grid Y Formula 1 will become part of the EA catalog, so it will be interesting to see what news the future of this acquisition will bring us.
The purchase comes after the closing of a $ 1.2 billion deal, which will be officially signed in the first quarter of next year. That said, until then, the games will continue to belong to Take-Two, which after the rubric will remain solely with Rockstar Games and 2K Sports, if that were not enough.
What car games will EA have in its catalog?
The operation makes EA’s strategy quite clear for the next few years, as its portfolio would be left with an impressive presence of driving games. To the already known titles of Need for Speed, now we should add Grid, Dirt, Formula 1 and Project Cars, remaining as a serious candidate for dominator in the driving scene.
Among the competitors we will find the PlayStation and Xbox exclusives, Gran Turismo and Forza respectively, but the role that EA takes with the purchase is unquestionable. In the words of Andrew Wilson, CEBox of EA, “Our industry is growing, the racing category is growing, and together we will be positioned to lead a new era of racing entertainment.”
On the other hand, the president of Codemasters, Gerhard Florin, celebrates the acquisition, assuring that the purchase will make the company grow enormously. “The Codemasters Board strongly believes that the company would benefit from EA’s knowledge, resources and broad global scale, both generally and especially within the racing industry. We believe that this union would provide a prosperous and exciting future for Codemasters, allowing our teams to create, launch and service bigger and better games for an extremely passionate audience. ”
Will they come to EA Play?
What many users will surely wonder is if after making the agreement official in the first quarter of 2021, we will see the incorporation of many of these games into the EA Play catalog, something that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate users could benefit from Immediately with access to the EA catalog at no additional cost.