Neowin News Feed for: Codemasters Neowin News Feed for: Codemasters en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Electronic Arts officially confirms Codemasters acquisition <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts today confirmed it has acquired the racing games giant Codemasters. The deal makes popular racing titles such as Dirt, GRID, Project CARS, and Formula 1 EA products. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Thu, 18 Feb 2021 13:34:01 +0000 EA reaches acquisition agreement with Codemasters worth $1.2 billion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Confirming a previous report, Electronic Arts has announced it has reached an agreement with Codemasters to acquire the British racing video games developer for a whopping $1.2 billion. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Mon, 14 Dec 2020 08:48:01 +0000 EA reportedly throws a wrench into Take-Two's Codemasters takeover <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts has reportedly made a &quot;knockout bid&quot; to acquire Codemasters, the racing game studio that Take-Two Interactive has announced its intention to purchase for almost a billion dollars. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Sun, 13 Dec 2020 19:30:01 +0000 Take-Two Interactive and Codemasters enter acquisition agreement <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After the initial offer by Take-Two Interactive to acquire Codemasters was announced last week, the companies have entered an agreement for the deal to go through, and it should happen in 2021. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Tue, 10 Nov 2020 10:24:01 +0000 Take-Two Interactive in talks to purchase Codemasters <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK-based video game developer and publisher Take-Two Interactive has made a move to purchase racing game-maker Codemasters. The former is willing to shell out a sizeable sum to buy the latter. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Fri, 06 Nov 2020 22:42:01 +0000 Dirt 5 now launches November 6, getting closer to next-gen consoles <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Codemasters has announced it is pushing back the release date of Dirt 5 to November 6. The decision has been made to narrow the launches between the current and next-gen versions of the racer. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Mon, 07 Sep 2020 10:52:01 +0000 Codemasters delays DIRT 5 for consoles and PC by a week <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The upcoming racing title DIRT 5 which was initially assigned a release date of October 9 has been delayed by a week, Codemasters announced today. It is now set to launch on October 16, 2020. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Tue, 11 Aug 2020 16:26:01 +0000 F1 2018 is free to claim on the Humble Store <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Humble has come forth with another giveaway, with Codemasters F1 2018 being the latest game to be offered. This entry of the Formula One racing series is free to claim through the weekend. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:54:01 +0000 DIRT 5 coming to current-gen consoles and PC on October 9 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A month after its reveal, Codemasters has announced the exact launch date for its upcoming racing title DIRT 5. It is scheduled to land on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 9. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Thu, 18 Jun 2020 15:54:01 +0000 Codemasters announces Dirt 5, coming to current and next-gen platforms <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Codemasters unveiled Dirt 5 today during the Xbox Series X Inside Xbox event, showcasing gameplay from the next generation console. The racer will feature a star-studded story mode this time around. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Thu, 07 May 2020 15:52:01 +0000 GeForce Now to lose titles from Xbox Game Studios, Warner Bros., and more <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Another big batch of games are being removed from Nvidia&#039;s GeForce Now streaming service, with Xbox Game Studios, Warner Bros., Codemasters, and more publishers pulling out later this week. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Tue, 21 Apr 2020 06:54:01 +0000 Codemasters is buying Project CARS developer Slightly Mad Studios <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Codemasters, the team behind popular racing titles such as DiRT and GRID, has announced that it&#039;s buying Slightly Mad Studios, the developer of Project CARS. The deal is worth at least $30 million. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Fri, 29 Nov 2019 00:38:01 +0000 DiRT Rally is free to claim on Steam this time <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Codemasters is back once again with its DiRT Rally giveaway, giving those who missed out on the Humble promotion another chance to grab the rally racer. The promotion is running on Steam this time. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Sat, 14 Sep 2019 17:10:01 +0000 DiRT Rally is free to claim on the Humble Store <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Humble Store is back with another giveaway, and this time it is for Codemasters&#039; popular rally racing title from 2015 DiRT Rally. The game is free to claim on PC for the next three days. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:53:54 +0000 DiRT Rally 2.0 receives VR support on Oculus and Steam <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Codemasters&#039; racing title DiRT Rally 2.0 now has virtual reality support. The feature arrived via a free update today exclusive to the PC version, available on Steam as well as the Oculus Store. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Thu, 08 Aug 2019 13:40:01 +0000 Codemasters announces the return of GRID, new entry lands in September <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Codemasters has announced GRID, the newest entry to its over decade-old racing series. The new racer will feature tracks across four continents to race in, and is slated to land in September. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Tue, 21 May 2019 14:56:01 +0000 GRID 2 is now free to claim on the Humble Store <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Humble Store is back with another giveaway. The promotion is for Codemasters popular racing entry from 2013, Grid 2. The giveaway includes codes for two DLC track packs as well. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Thu, 14 Mar 2019 19:46:01 +0000 DiRT Rally 2.0 announced by Codemasters for February 2019 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Rally sim fans are in for a treat as Codemasters announced DiRT Rally 2.0 today. The rally racer will arrive for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 platforms simultaneously next year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Pulasthi Ariyasinghe) Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:34:01 +0000 Codemasters bringing back Micro Machines <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The company, best known for Dirt Rally, is bringing back the classic 1990&#039;s game franchise to modern gaming systems. PC and Console gamers will be able to enjoy the new game in April this year. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Gurkaran Singh) Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:26:01 +0000 Grab DiRT Showdown for free as part of the Humble Store Winter Sale <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Less than a month after its last giveaway, the Humble Store is giving away its first game for 2017 in the form of another Codemasters title, DiRT Showdown, but only for the next 18 hours. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:22:01 +0000 Humble Store is giving away GRID as its free holiday gift <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As we head towards the final week of the year, the Humble Store is offering the PC version of GRID, a Codemasters classic racer, free of charge to everyone for a limited time only. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Boyd Chan) Fri, 23 Dec 2016 02:24:01 +0000 GRID 2 announced, coming in 2013 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/257848200grid2logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Codemasters has posted a trailer today that reveals GRID 2 is coming in 2013 to provide more awesome racing action. It&#039;s confirmed to be heading to PC DVDs and Steam, plus consoles. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Wed, 08 Aug 2012 09:33:39 +0000 Large number of Dirt 3 Steam codes leaked online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/675437374s.jpg" alt="" /></div>Promotional codes for the full PC version of Codemasters&#039; off-road racing sim Dirt 3 have reportedly been leaked online although there&#039;s a disagreement as to just how many codes have been released. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 06 Sep 2011 11:38:35 +0000 Gaming news round up: July 4 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/15021340571940579478gamers-playing-video-game.jpg" alt="" /></div>Happy Independence Day/Fourth of July/ID4/whatever you wish to call it. We hope you got a lot of good food and celebrated the US's birthday. Oddly enough gaming news didn't take much of a holiday today.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 05 Jul 2011 03:29:31 +0000 Codemasters' web site hacked again; site shuts down <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1494523087.png" alt="" /></div>A couple of weeks ago, UK-based game developer Codemasters admitted that its web site was the subject of a cyber attack on May 20. The company said that the info obtained from the attack at... <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 10 Jun 2011 14:03:20 +0000 Codemasters admits to cyber attack on web site <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1494523087.png" alt="" /></div>Yet another game publisher has admitted it has felt the sting of dealing with a cyber attack on its web site. (free registration required) reports that the UK-based publisher Codemasters said in a statement,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 27 May 2011 15:02:14 +0000 Dirt 3 unplayable online on PS3 due to shut down of Playstation Store <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/723806211Unknown-1.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you bought a copy of the Playstation 3 version of the just released off-road rally racing game Dirt 3 expecting to go online to play multiplayer, you are out of luck, at least for... <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 25 May 2011 16:51:04 +0000 THQ to bring Codemasters games to US <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1494523087.png" alt="" /></div>While Codemasters is a fairly big game publisher in the UK and Europe it's always had problems with distributing its games for the US market. It tried to handle those duties by itself for a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 24 May 2011 22:20:33 +0000 Half of Codemasters bought by Indian firm <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1494523087.png" alt="" /></div>Indian giant Reliance Big Entertainment has bought a 50% stake in British game developer, Codemasters, with Reliance&#039;s Zapak Digital Entertainment video game division overseeing the company&#039;s investment, reports Eurogamer. Reports earlier this year suggested that... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Tue, 06 Apr 2010 10:14:47 +0000 Codemasters appoint former Sony boss <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK-based games developer and publisher have announced that Chris Deering, former president of Sony Europe's Consumer Electronics division and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) as their new non-executive chairman. ... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 04 Feb 2006 10:53:09 +0000 Codemasters appoints Wheelwright as CEO <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>British publisher Codemasters has announced the appointment of a new chief executive, with current managing director Nick Wheelwright stepping up to the new role at the privately held company. Wheelwright has been with... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 23 Oct 2004 00:37:07 +0000 Codemasters slays Dragon Empires <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The UK developer/publisher cancels its fantasy-themed MMORPG due to &quot;technical issues.&quot; In what is beginning to resemble a wholesale slaughter, yet another high-profile massively multiplayer online role-playing game has been canceled. Today,... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 03 Sep 2004 21:33:03 +0000 Codemasters delays games amid Ubisoft takeover rumors <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>UK publisher/developer pushes back Wartime Command, Operation Flashpoint 2 as UK trades report it may be bought out by the French game giant. Over the weekend, British publisher and developer Codemasters pushed... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 10 Aug 2004 02:19:04 +0000 Codemasters confirms Second Sight deal <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Britsoft company Codemasters has confirmed that it will publish Free Radical Design's ambitious psychic action game Second Sight on PS2, Xbox and Cube later this year, with the game set to beunveiled properly at E3... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sat, 08 May 2004 15:44:54 +0000 Codemasters confirms Colin McRae Rally 04 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Colin McRae Rally, one of the games market's most valuable and acclaimed motor sport franchises, returns this year as Codemasters confirms Colin McRae Rally 04, a PlayStation 2 and Xbox addition to the genre-leading 6... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Marcel Klum) Fri, 02 May 2003 15:13:27 +0000 Pop Idol video game rights awarded to Codemasters <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Have you seen it? First series... ok - it was novel. But then we had another... and then the BBC ripped it off... and then they shipped it to the US :( I have a... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 04 Apr 2003 09:39:39 +0000