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Codemasters To Concentrate On Racing

Aww, no Bodycount II?

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.

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21 Comments
  1. Tomhlord
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Apr 2009

    Was that a new GRID announced in that press release..?

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:21.
    • david24
      Member
      Since: Feb 2011

      I thought that’d already been announced?

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:30.
      • Sympozium
        Member
        Since: Aug 2009

        When was a new Grid announced?

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:37.
      • david24
        Member
        Since: Feb 2011

        There was no official announcement but they had confirmed they were working on it.

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:42.
    • Manorhowze
      Driving God
      Since: Dec 2008

      Thats what stood out for me as well. I know there was talk a while back that they would be working on a GRID 2 game but nice to know its still happening.

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 17:43.
      • freezebug2
        Member
        Since: Dec 2008

        Not rushed either…..patch free maybe? Nah! :P

        Comment posted on 20/04/2012 at 00:02.
  2. RFC2007
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    New Race Driver:Grid……Yaaaaaaassssss!!! First I’ve heard of this. Great news!!

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:21.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      Was disappointed with the last Dirt game so I’m hoping codies are back to their best with Grid 2.

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:46.
  3. Youles
    Member
    Since: Feb 2011

    Still looking forward to their web based F1 management thingy! Racenet sounds interesting.

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:22.
    • philzy85
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Probs an Autolog clone

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:33.
  4. 3shirts
    Member
    Since: Aug 2008

    More Micro Machines!

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:37.
    • ron_mcphatty
      Member
      Since: Sep 2008

      Shotgun being Jethro!

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:55.
  5. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Hopefully they’ll get around to making a rally game one day.

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 14:47.
  6. hol
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Dirt 3 is a great racer, showdown pre-ordered already, just as Grid 2 will be. :)

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 15:07.
  7. halbpro
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Mar 2009

    Were they not focusing on racing before then? I know they did Flashpoint, but have they done anything apat from that?

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 15:19.
    • jimmy-google
      Member
      Since: Feb 2009

      Don’t they do the cricket games too?

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 15:21.
    • Blayney
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      Bodycount as mentioned in the article for one.

      Can not wait for GRID 2. I hope they make it just like the first one, just with more of everything. The handling was a perfect mix of arcade and sim. Easy enough that anyone could pick it up, but challenging enough with the aids off to satisfy most sim racers.

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 16:50.
    • Manorhowze
      Driving God
      Since: Dec 2008

      I still want them to bring back MUSIC.

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 17:44.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        I never, ever, EVER do this, but on this occasion i will;

        +1

        Music 2,000 & the somewhat less impressive MTV Music Generator 2 were brilliant packages (as they weren’t really ‘games’) & i can’t help but think that this sort of thing would be awesome for move.

        Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 18:09.
  8. Awayze
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    It’s been like 4 years since GRiD, most of us waiting are tired of waiting now! No game can match the fun of GRiD online, its the COD of driving online.

    Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 22:02.
    • OllyBobs
      Member
      Since: Feb 2010

      Haha! Tell me about it, I’ve completed the campaign like 4 times!

      Comment posted on 19/04/2012 at 22:31.

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