As we all know by now, our beloved Codemasters will soon be a part of EA, thanks to huge $1.2 billion deal.
We're rather hesitant about the purchase, as EA is known for introducing in-game purchases and loot packs.
However, there is the possibility of there being some positives from this situation. One of these is more games, let's take a look at that possibility now!
EA tells all
Following the plan to acquire Codemasters for a huge fee, EA has since been rather quiet. However, they have started to share slightly more info recently.
In their Q3 earnings call, EA first mentioned this acquisition, as well as what it could mean for us. Excitingly, it is also mentioned that this will “enable EA to release new racing experiences annually".
As fans of racing games, a wider variety is never a bad thing. And with the inevitably increased budget and larger staff provided by EA, these games won't have to be rushed out either.
Codemasters already release Formula One games annually, so naturally, we can expect that trend to continue.
Titles like Need for Speed, however, may start to receive more attention, and more releases. For fans of the franchise, that can only be good news! The same can be said for Grid or DIRT, which may now get yearly games.
Codemasters has also recently acquired the rights to the FIA World Rally Championship, which could become another, more frequently released title.
New ways to race
The use of new in the sentence could imply even more than simply "the same games, but more frequently".
So, with many racing series still lacking a dedicated game, there is huge scope for new IPs to be produced from this partnership.
So, not only could this new acquisition mean more frequent games for existing titles, as well as new games for us to enjoy!