Codemasters, the British publisher and developer behind the F1 and Dirt racing series, among a long list of other games, is joining forces with DriveClub’s recently shut down developer, Evolution Studios.
Thinking about picking up Codemasters’ latest racing game, F1 2015? Probably wait. The PC version is suffering from numerous issues, from frame rate drops and crashes to busted menus and controller problems. Codemasters acknowledged the issues and released a patch, but there’s still more work to be done.
In 1991, Codemasters released one of the greatest racing/party games of all time: Micro Machines. Despite a few sequels, it's all but forgotten these days, Mario Kart casting a very long shadow over that style of game. But hey, good news: Codemasters just released what's basically a remake!
Last week I reported on a Steam racing game, Colin McRae Rally, that seemed to be a remake of a classic from the '90s. Instead it turned out to be a port of a mobile game from last year. Fans were pissed, feeling misled. Now publisher Codemasters is offering refunds.
Colin McRae Rally is a classic (some would even say "legendary") racing game. So when gamers saw a game claiming to be a "remastered for HD" version of it pop up on Steam, they were ecstatic. Then they got an unpleasant surprise.
We've reported about the $190,000 worth Mono Edition for Grid 2, where the added bonus was not just some fancy cosmetic DLC, but a high-performance car. And although the game came out in May, guess what, no one bought this super-special edition yet.
So this is what they were talking about yesterday. Codemasters' original rally sports simulator is now on iOS, looking as dapper as ever.
Codemasters' racing game Grid 2 has a fairly expensive special edition that you can pre-order. How much is it? £125,000, or $189,016. What do you get for that kind of money, you ask? Well, Grid 2, for one. Also, a PlayStation 3. And a car.
And now, courtesy of a recently released trailer, have a small glimpse of Grid 2's "Redefined" multiplayer gameplay. Codemasters' arcade racer is coming out on May 28, with Europe getting it three days later, on May 31.
Our redesigned, car-loving pals at Jalopnik have played some of May's Grid 2. They detect a viable Forza competitor.
The new teaser trailer for Grid 2 has got some seriously squealing tires and some seriously flaring lenses.
Codemasters is laying off 80 workers at its HQ, but says the job losses won't affect titles like F1 and GRID.
Xbox360Achievements.org and PS3Trophies.org have been tapped to draw up the achievements and trophies in GRID 2, due for release by the end of March. Publisher Codemasters and the two sites made a joint announcement of the team-up yesterday.
Codemasters has seen fit to develop a second Grid game. The first, released in 2008, was pretty damn great, as you'd expect given the fact many of the team from the respected TOCA series had worked on it.
Check out the announcement trailer for F1 Race Stars, a kart-style racer from Codemasters, who are typically known for more grounded, realistic fare. My, that is a heck of an incline there, at the end. The game will be out in November.
The last few years have been rough for British game developer and publisher Codemasters. Despite a lengthy and varied history going back to the 1980s, their more recent games have seen mixed success.
Semi Essessi, who was unfortunate enough to have worked on Codemasters' abysmal first person shooter Bodycount, says that wasn't the worst part of his job.