07 Codemasters jumps right back into the cockpit with racing genre

It's been revealed that British based game studio Codemasters is shifting focus entirely back on games of the racing genre, ditching all other genres (primarily action) to get back to its roots and focus on a genre they've always been more passionate about.

It's been revealed that British based game studio Codemasters is shifting focus entirely back on games of the racing genre, ditching all other genres (primarily action) to get back to its roots and focus on a genre they've always been more passionate about.

New titles are already in the works in their F1, Grid and Dirt racing series which will be released under a new publishing label, Codemasters Racing. The first title to be released under the new label will be Dirt Showdown, scheduled for launch on May 25th.

06 Codemasters jumps right back into the cockpit with racing genre

Further to the above, enhancements will be made to its game services with talk of a new online hub coming that unites Grid, Dirt and F1. Dubbed Racenet, it's a free community service which will allow you to set up a Driver Profile and use it across all future Codemasters racing titles.

There will be a series of ongoing in-game events set up through this service and the ability to win extra content, not to mention the thumbs up it will get from the publisher in being able to cross-promote its games.

Communications Chief of Codemasters, Rich Eddy gave the following statement about its plans moving forward :-

"Racing is our DNA, it is our heritage, it is our specialisation and it is our absolute focus going forward. We have kept our reputation for delivering best-in-class racing games, And best-in-class racing games is now our razor focus going forward. In racing, we are No.2 in Europe and that’s not good enough. We want to take racing games across multiple platforms and genres. So that players can play anytime, anywhere and on any device."

Racenet is scheduled to launch at the same time as the Dirt Showdown demo on May 1st.

Source: IGN