Long-struggling Codemasters has confirmed the closure of its Malta studio and stated its intention to focus exclusively on racing games.
The Malta studio was opened just last year and released its first title, smartphone card game Battle Decks, this year. However, the failure of both that release and more recent title Overlord Fellowship of Evil – which was slammed by critics – has led to a re-think.
“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,” Codemasters told Eurogamer.
“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."