Codemasters denies US closure talk

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Codemasters has this morning told MCV that talk of an impending closure of its US office is incorrect, though it has confirmed six job losses at its Californian operation.

Consumer website IGN last night reported that Codemasters had laid off the marketing staff at its American operations and will soon close the subsidiary down”, adding that they had good intentions with titles like Rise of the Argonauts – just not the right teams”.

However, a spokesperson at Codemasters' UK office has confirmed that whilst three members of the marketing team have been let go, the operation remains intact. And will do for the time being.

As many organisations have in the past year, Codemasters has reassessed the scale of its North American office and is returning to a core sales and publishing operation that will receive significant support from our distribution partners,” the spokesperson explained.

In light of this restructure, six staff have been let go from the US commercial team, three from marketing; we recognise and thank them for their efforts during the past year.

Codemasters' office in Burbank CA remains operational under the management of Bill West and we look forward to a focussed relationship with our distribution and marketing partners going forward.”