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Codemasters acquires Project CARS developer Slightly Mad Studios

Codemasters is arguably the best multiplatform developer of racing games. Heck, you can even argue that they are one of the best multiplatform developers, full stop. Well, the English developer is about to add another string to their bow with the acquisition of Slightly Mad Studios. Of course, this keeps the racing theme going as they are best known for developing the Project CARS franchise. Ian Bell, the Founder and Chief Executive at Slightly Mad Studios, will keep his position in the company and had this to say about the move –

My team is excited to be joining Codemasters and we can’t wait to forge a relationship based on creativity, passion and the desire to create new racing experiences that excite and delight our communities.
Our combined racing games portfolio is the envy of the industry and this new partnership will enable us to learn from each other, share resources and take advantage of emerging platforms and technology.

And if you are after more corporate talk, here’s what Frank Sagnier, the Chief Executive Officer at Codemasters, had to say –

We are delighted to bring such an incredible racing game developer to the Codemasters family, and this unequivocally establishes us as a global powerhouse in the development of racing titles
We share the same passion and vision and our new partnership will accelerate our growth. With more streaming services coming to market and the next generation of games consoles due in 2020, this is the perfect time for Codemasters to take its next step.

We sincerely hope that this is a good move for all involved. Hopefully, this will give stability and security to all of the employees at Slightly Mad Studios. Meanwhile, Codemasters gets another established franchise to add to its portfolio of quality racing games. It will be interesting to see what happens and if we’ll get an announcement in the not too distant future for Project CARS 3.

If you are unfamiliar with Slightly Mad Studios, you can check out a trailer for Project CARS 2 below –

Steve Clist
Joint Editor-in-Chief at our sister site XboxEnthusiast, Steve also has a serious love for Nintendo. His first console was an N64 and it was love at first sight. He may specialise in racing games but will give anything a shot. He's also a serious guitar player and musician. Basically, Steve rocks. Need we say more?

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