According to Develop magazine, Codemasters have bought Solihull-based Sega Racing Studios, who we previously revealed had closed down. In a statement, the firm described the move to step in and save the studio – the closure of which we reported just over two weeks ago – as ‘an agreement that facilitates accelerated growth‘ for Codemasters’ work in the racing genre.
The acquisition means Codemasters will add 40 staff to its payroll, taking the total headcount for Codemasters Studios past the 300 mark. ‘In seizing this opportunity, we have created additional resources to escalate our plans in the racing segment,‘ said Rod Cousens, CEO of Codemasters. Presumably Codemasters will now be able to resurrect classic Sega franchises to run alongside their established Race Driver and DiRT titles. We’re looking at you, Daytona. Do it, Codies, do it now.