After nearly two decades of service, Sony dumped Motorstorm/DriveClub developer Evolution Studios but fellow UK publisher/developer Codemasters has now come in to save the day.
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Namco Bandai Games Europe announced the signing of a new agreement to continue its distribution of major titles from developer and publisher Codemasters across continental Europe and Australasia.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has entered into an agreement with Codemasters for the distribution, sales and trade marketing of its video game product slate this year in North/South America, including DiRT Showdown and F1 2012.
Namco Bandai Partners announced the signing of a new agreement to continue its distribution of major titles from Codemasters across continental Europe and Australasia, with the addition of Germany for the first time.
Codemasters will remain the home of official Formula One games as it has extended its partnership with Formula One World Championship Limited in a multi-year agreement to develop/publish multiple multi-platform titles
Exit Games announced that its network engine Photon has been selected in a multi-title agreement by Codemasters to power the developer and publishers' browser-based multiplayer online games, including the forthcoming F1 Online The Game.
THQ announced an agreement in which THQ Partners will distribute four of Codemasters’ premier video games in North America during 2011, DiRT 3, Operation Flashpoint: Red Bodycount and F1 2011.
Codemasters Online announced that it is actively recruiting talent for a new development team to be based at its headquarters in Warwickshire, UK, where it will work on a Formula One service-based online game.
Staying true to its early vision, NetDevil has improved upon the original Jumpgate in every way, with a complete graphics update, and the integration of advanced AI features to ensure unpredictable and compelling situations.
Following the recent investment from Reliance Big Entertainment, Codemasters announced a strengthening of its studio leadership with the appointment of key game development executive Jamie Macdonald as Senior Vice President, Production.
UK developer/publisher Codemasters has announced that India based Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. has agreed to acquire a 50 per cent shareholding in the company, alongside existing investor, European venture capital Balderton Capital, that first invested in Codemasters in 2005.
Former Criterion/EA Senior Designer Stuart Black is working on a new FPS for Codemasters, using its EGO engine. The creator of the shooter released in 2005 is joined by former Game Director at Sony Computer Entertainment London Studio Tom Gillo as executive producer, and former Blackrock Senior Producer on Split/Second Andrew Wilson, who has been appointed Senior Producer of an 80-strong development team.
Codemasters has selected NaturalMotion’s animation middleware morpheme in a far-reaching deal covering upcoming titles and future game development.
Namco Bandai Games America announced a number of key executive appointments. Catherine Fowler has joined the senior management team as senior vice president of marketing, Robert Stevenson as vice president of online development, and Graeme Bayless comes to the organization as studio general manager.
Embark on your adventure to become the one mighty ruler of them all and take control of vast worlds, sprawling towns and cities or even control the world's horrific monsters to wreak havoc on your cowering enemies. Codemasters announced today that on Oct. 2, 2009 it will shut down the European/North American servers, and will be transitioning across to Webzen.
Black Bean Games has signed a distribution agreement with Codemasters that will see a roster of its brought to market in key European territories including the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Central Europe as well as Benelux later on in the year.
Playlogic announced that Adam McGowan has joined its ranks as Marketing Director. McGowan previously held the same position over at companies such as KOCH Media, Codemasters, Brash and has worked on titles such as Lord of The Rings Online, Dungeons & Dragons Online and ArchLord.
Last night Codemasters showcased some of the star players from its 2009 portfolio at its San Francisco Gamers Day event. Featured titles included DiRT 2, FUEL, Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising, Jumpgate Evolution, Overlord II, Overlord Dark Legend and Overlord Minions.
In Leisure Suit Larry Box Office Bust, a 3rd person adventure game, Larry takes a summer job working on his uncle Larry's movie lot doing odd jobs and trying to uncover a mole from another studio who threatens to air the studio's dirty laundry in the tabloids. Another victim from the Activision Blizzard merger seems to have been picked up by Codemasters, no other details were provided.
While yesterday Monumental Games acquired Swordfish Studios' Manchester studios, Codemasters announced it has reached an agreement with Activision Vivendi to take over Swordfish Studios' Birmingham-based games development house.
Check out the following new screens and trailers from Codemasters' Games Convention 2008 lineup:
- 'Damnation' (PS3/X360/PC) - 7 New Screens & Trailer
- 'Jumpgate Evolution' - 4 New Screens & Trailer
- 'The Lord of the Rings Online: Mines of Moria' - 4 New Screens
- 'Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising' (PS3/X360/PC) - New Screens
- 'Overlord: Dark Legend' (Wii) - 3 New Screens
- 'Overlord: Minions' (NDS) - 6 New Screens
- 'Rise Of The Argonauts' (PS3/X360/PC) - 14 New Screens & Trailer
Creating the ultimate competitive go-anywhere racing experience, FUEL will have players competing across wildly different terrain and executing spectacular death-defying stunts as they race dozens of varied two and four-wheeled rides and explore this epic world on an unprecedented scale.
Check out the following new screens and trailer from Codemasters' E3 2008 lineup:
Starring action star and avid gamer Vin Diesel, Wheelman will take you on a white knuckle thrill ride that unfolds throughout the streets of Barcelona. Featuring car chases inspired by Hollywood's most famous action-sequences, Wheelman will deliver powerful cinematic moments throughout the game's compelling storyline. Midway has appointed former Codemasters Director Craig Duncan as studio head for Midway Studios - Newcastle.
Codemasters has secured the exclusive video game rights to Formula 1, previously owned by Sony, allowing the UK based publisher/developer to develop a new generation of the multi-million selling Formula 1 game franchise across multiple platforms.
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