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Opinion: It’s Getting DiRTY

It has been a period of rejuvenation for Codemasters over the last five years. Now firmly back in the driving seat, Sean Cleaver reminds us all how the studio got back to where they deserve to be – pole position

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Codemasters talks Micro Machines’ return to its console roots in World Series

Say ‘Micro Machines’ to practically anyone and they’ll come back with one of two responses: Matchbox-like miniature cars – which famously ‘come in collections of five’ – or the head-to-head driving game, which was a huge hit on both Mega Drive and the original PlayStation. Now, Codemasters is returning to …

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Audio Jobs: Finding the best tune

Audio is a very specialised area of the games industry. Some designers have been doing it for decades. So how did they get their jobs, and what do they look for when hiring new audio designers? Sean Cleaver asks UK studios and outsourcers for their advice and experiences

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New Micro Machines now due to land next month

Codemasters and Koch Media have announced a new release date for Micro Machines World Tour Series. That game formerly had an April 21st release date. That was missed, obviously, and now the game is due out on PS4, Xbox One and PC on June 23rd. The game features 12 vehicles …

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Interview: Codemasters on Dirt Rally, Evolution and the company’s bright future

It’s been a tough few years for Codemasters. The UK-based outfit has struggled to get off the ground with the PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, its ventures into non-racing territory – such as last year’s Overlord: Fellowship of Evil – proved disappointing. In fact, Codemasters closed its non-racing operations in …

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Codemasters back on track after posting first profit in five years

Racing firm Codemasters has made its first operational profit in five years and predicts ‘double digit’ growth going forwards. The news follows the publisher’s acquisition of the Evolution team, the creators of games such as DriveClub and Motorstorm. Speaking to MCV, Codemasters CEO Frank Sagnier said that the firm had …

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Codemasters ‘in a growth cycle again’

Any concerns about the viability of Codemasters appear to have been abated with news of its deal to acquire the talent behind Evolution Studios. It was reported this morning that the Evolution team, behind Sony’s Driveclub, is being integrated into Codemasters, with founder Mike Hocking becoming VP of product development. …

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