EA buys Codemasters, producer of DiRT and F1 series for $ 1.2 billion

EA acquired British game studio Codemasters. DiRT, F1 and GRID series will be EA products from now on. It is stated that Codemasters can also get their hands on Need for Speed.

  • 14-12-2020 12:54

Codemasters, the legendary racing game studio, was sold to Electronic Arts. According to official statements made today, the bargaining process has ended and EA acquired Codemasters for a full $ 1.2 billion. Codemasters will be an EA studio from now on.

It can be said that the EA deal was actually a big surprise as Codemasters was expected to be sold to Take-Two just days ago. EA quickly intervened here and managed to get ahead of Take-Two with a higher offer. The popular producer of Dirt, F1 and GRID series will now continue its activities within EA.

"Our industry is growing, the racing category is growing as well; we will be ready to lead the new era of racing games with Codemasters," said Andrew Wilson, EA CEO. used the expressions.

According to the statements made by two parties, the agreement will be completed in the first quarter of 2021. We can then expect Codemasters games to join EA Play.


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