• News EA Looks Set To Buy Codemasters As Take-Two Withdraws Its Bid

    Take-Two "will continue to pursue selectively organic and inorganic opportunities"

    EA looks certain to gobble up UK publisher Codemasters following the confirmation that rival bidder Take-Two has withdrawn its previous offer. Take-Two announced that it was attempting to buy Codemasters – which is one of the UK's longest-running games companies...



  • News GTA Publisher Take-Two Is Buying UK Veteran Codemasters

    Deal will be done by early 2021

    Update: It's happening. Take-Two has confirmed that it is indeed buying Codemasters for £759 million (US$994 million). The deal should be done by the first quarter of 2021. Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick has said the following about the deal: We are exceedingly pleased to announce this recommended transaction with...







  • News GRID Autosport Swerves Onto Switch This Summer

    Encouraging skid marks

    If there's one genre that Switch is lacking in, it's arguably the realistic racer. We knew that GRID Autosport, the ninth game in Codemasters' TOCA series, was making a comeback on Switch and now it's attached to a 'Summer 2019' release window. Originally launched in 2014 on Xbox 360 and PS3, the new Switch version will...







  • News Amazon Listing For Wii U Version Of Off-Road Racer DiRT Slides Into View

    UPDATED: Codemasters responds, DiRT Wii U "not part of its product slate"

    UPDATE: Codemasters has given us this response regarding this news story: We’re unsure of the source for the Amazon US listing as Codemasters does not have a DiRT title for Wii U listed as part of its product slate. ORIGINAL STORY: The DiRT series of racing games has...


  • News Codemasters Producer: Wii U is "The Future"

    Clive Moody has high-praise for Nintendo's new system

    UK-based developer Codemasters' only announced Wii U offering so far is the upcoming port of F1 Race Stars, but that doesn't mean the new system hasn't caught its eye. In a recent interview with News10.net, senior producer at Codemasters Clive Moody said he had played the Wii U, and that so far...



  • News F1 2009 Night Race Screens Emerge From The Darkness

    Singapore Night Race recreated for the first time ever in an F1 racing title

    You may (or may not) be interested to learn that F1 2009 is the first digital representation of the sport to feature a night race, as screenshots published today prove. The official F1 licence has been dormant for a while now, but this new version is promising big things...


  • News Ashes Cricket 2009 Still On The Cards For an NTSC Release?

    How's that?!

    Codemasters is aware of international interest; release outside of PAL territories is 'being discussed' internally. We've had countless emails over the past month or two from readers asking when Ashes Cricket 2009 will be released in their local territory. Whilst the majority of messages have been from readers in the United States...


  • News Beat the Aussies from August 7th!

    No-one takes Cricket more seriously than the English and Australians, decide the outcome of the Ashes with Codemasters Ashes Cricket 2009 set for release on August 7th.

    Set to deliver all the drama of the nPower Ashes Series at the five official grounds, Ashes Cricket 2009 will also feature Test matches, One Day Internationals and 20 over games to...


  • News Wii To Finally Line Up At The Crease

    Codemasters announce a long awaited Wii Cricket game in the form of Ashes Cricket 2009 will be released later this year.

    Ever since the initial Wii release we've heard countless sports fans in the UK want a Cricket game for Wii and we're glad to report that Codemasters has finally fulfilled this dream with Ashes Cricket 2009. The game is currently...