July 16, 2024

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F1 And EA Sports WRC Company Codemasters Suffers Layoffs

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Codemasters, the company behind games like F1 23 and EA Sports WRC, has laid developers off. Parent company Electronic Arts confirmed the layoffs but didn’t specify how many employees were impacted.

“Our business is constantly changing as we strive to deliver amazing games and services that keep our players engaged, connected, and inspired,” an EA spokesperson told IGN. “At times, this requires the company to make small-scale organizational changes that align our teams and resources to meet evolving business needs and priorities. We continue to work closely with those affected by these changes, providing appropriate support throughout this process.”

Electronic Arts acquired Codemasters back in 2021 for $1.2 billion. The company has a tenured history with games in the racing genre, making franchises like F1, Grid, and Dirt. Codemasters recently released F1 23 and EA Sports WRC earlier this year, with the latter being an apparent successor to the Dirt series. Last year, Codemasters Cheshire and Criterion merged together so that they could develop the Need for Speed franchise under a single studio.

Codemasters isn’t the only studio in the UK that has suffered layoffs. Other studios such as Media Molecule, Team17, and Creative Assembly let developers go in 2023.

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