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Codemasters acquires Barely Mad Studios

Two racing builders at the moment are one

Posted on Nov 29, 2019 – three:51pm EST

Codemasters has acquired Barely Mad Studios. This expands Codemasters portfolio (GRID, DiRT, F1) to now embrace the Mission Automobiles franchise and an untitled Hollywood blockbuster recreation. The 2 firms will maintain their respective management positions. Frank Sagnier will stay CEO of Codemasters Group plc (contains Barely Mad Studios) and Ian Bell will retain his place of Founder and CEO of Barely Mad Studios. Which means that Codemasters now employs round 700 folks with workplaces in London, Birmingham, Southam, and Runcorn. The deal is alleged to be value $30 million.

“We’re delighted to carry such an unimaginable racing recreation developer to the Codemasters household, and this unequivocally establishes us as a world powerhouse within the growth of racing titles,” stated Frank Sagnier, Chief Government Officer at Codemasters.

“Our mixed racing video games portfolio is the envy of the business and this new partnership will allow us to study from one another, share assets and benefit from rising platforms and expertise,” stated Ian Bell, Founder and Chief Government at Barely Mad Studios.

Codemasters just lately prolonged their FIA Components One World Championship contract to 2025. Barely Mad Studios launched Mission Automobiles 2 in September 2017.

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