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News video games 03 February 2021, 22:54

author: Jacob Blazewicz

EA Will Release a Racing Game Every Year After Acquiring Codemasters

Electronic Arts plans to release a new „racing experience” every year. This is to be a result of the publisher's upcoming acquisition of Codemasters.

The acquisition of Codemasters will give Electronic Arts a handful of popular racing and rally IPs. But how does this translate to the publisher's plans, which, after all, is expected to be busy in the near future with, among other things, the next installments of its sports games and new projects from the Star Wars universe? The summary for the third fiscal quarter of 2021 (i.e. the period from October to December 2020) mentions that the purchase of Codemasters will allow Electronic Arts to "release new racing experiences annually."

Unfortunately, this statement is as lengthy as it is detailed. That EA will be releasing at least one racing or rally game per year is obvious since the publisher is getting the Formula One license along with Codemasters, a series that the company wants to take "to new heights" by partnering its developers with the British studio's teams. Unfortunately, this is the end of the details in our possesion. Of course, we can speculate (dream?) about the return of Need for Speed or Burnout in its full glory thanks to the joint efforts of developers at Codemasters and Criterion Games. It's better, however, to restrain our imagination and wait for official information from the publisher. And - last but not least - the finalization of the purchase of Codemasters by EA.

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Need for Speed may be one of the brands that will benefit from the acquisition of Codemasters by EA.

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Passionate about video (and other) games for years, he completed an Mba in linguistics, defending a thesis about games. He began his adventure with Gamepressure in 2015, writing in the newsroom, later also covering film and – oh, horror! – technology (also contributor to the gaming encyclopedia). He started with platformers, which he still dearly loves (including metroidvania), but he's also interested in card games (including 'analog'), brawlers, soulslike games and basically every other type of game. Don't ask about the graphics – after a few hours of exposition, he can be delighted with pixelated characters from games that remember the days of the Game Boy age (if not older).


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