The Codies are waving a sad farewell to the ‘action genre’ and will concentrate on race games.
Alongside DiRT Showdown the teams will be working on new titles in the F1 and Grid series. The move follows disappointing sales for Bodycount and Operation Flashpoint: Red River.
Codemaster have also announced Racenet, a new online community hub that will players to create a ‘Driver Profile’ which can be used in all future Codemasters racing games.
Racenet will launch with the Dirt Showdown demo on May 1st.
This does not, as you may have heard elsewhere, mean the end of the ‘Codemasters’ name. They’re simply concentrating on Codemasters Racing label going forward.
Source: press release.