‘Our hearts belong to racing.’
Looks like the era of experimentation is coming to an end for Codemasters, as they have explicitly confirmed their desire to double down on their roots as a developer solely of racing games, with no other distractions. This statement from them comes in the wake of the news that they are closing down their the Malta-based developer that made virtual card game Battle Decks.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Codemasters said, “While it’s been great to explore projects outside of racing, we know that our hearts belong to racing in all its many glorious forms. The success of DiRT Rally’s Early Access programme has been incredible, F1 2015 was very successful reaching number one in many territories, we’ve recently announced that Micro Machines will come to mobile and we have a strong road map ahead of us that keeps racing as its razor focus.
“With Battle Decks’ development complete, we’re saying goodbye to Malta and looking to fold talent from its 11-person team into our most successful studios here in the UK as we double-down on racing to develop future titles that will demonstrate our absolute commitment to the category.”
So, that’s that- it looks like the studio is back to focusing on what it does best. And honestly, I think that is a good move for them to make, overall.