Electronic Arts immediately introduced that its acquisition of Codemasters is full. That acquisition was wrapped up fairly quick, because it was solely introduced again initially of December. The deal sees Electronic Arts shopping for up Codemasters in a $1.2 billion deal, getting all of the franchises Codemasters owns within the course of.
Make no mistake, this was an acquisition meant to assist EA higher compete on the planet of racing games. Before the acquisition, EA’s notable racing franchises included Need for Speed and Real Racing on cellular. There’s additionally the Burnout sequence, however we haven’t seen a mainline launch in that franchise since Burnout Paradise and its subsequent remaster.
Following the Codemasters acquisition, EA’s racing portfolio has expanded considerably. The writer now owns the precise to the Formula 1, DIRT, GRID, DIRT Rally, and Project CARS franchises, so just like that, Electronic Arts has develop into a large competitor on the planet of racing games.
As a first (or a minimum of early) order of enterprise, it wouldn’t be shocking to see Electronic Arts carry some current Codemasters games to its subscription service, EA Play. The subscription service, which is included in Xbox Game Pass and accessible throughout consoles and PC, is seemingly changing into extra necessary to EA as time goes on, and placing some of Codemasters’ games on there might in the end draw extra subscribers in.
Of course, there’s at all times the concern that EA’s affect would possibly change Codemasters’ games for the more serious, however we’ll just have to wait and see how issues pan out. We’ll let you recognize if EA makes any Codemasters-related bulletins within the close to future, so keep tuned for extra.