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Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios snapped up by Codemasters

Published: 00:55, 29 November 2019
Updated: 16:19, 29 November 2019
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Legendary Golf GTI rally car from Dirt Rally 2.0 by Codemasters
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Codemasters, the dev that built its reputation on driving games, has acquired Slighty Mad Studios, whom you probably know from their work on the Project Cars franchise. Oh, and there are whispers of a Fast & Furious game in development.

By now Codemasters are almost synonymous with driving games, having developed some truly exquisite gems down the line. 

Oh, the days and nights we've spent in TOCA and Colin McRae Rally games, although newer players are more likely to know them from Grid, F1 and Dirt Rally, even though the latter is the same series as Colin McRae - just without the licensing. 

"The agreement cements Codemasters' position as a world-leading games developer and publisher of racing videogames and expands its portfolio to include the award-winning Project CARS, together with an unannounced Hollywood blockbuster title", the announcement reads.

Adding the Project Cars franchise to their repertoire will certainly boost Codemasters' numbers, as the second instalment did quite well. In fact, it was pipped to the first spot in the UK by Destiny 2, and considering the niche nature of driving games - it's quite the success. 

The unannounced Hollywood blockbuster title, however, is rumoured to be Fast & Furious, which should probably top those numbers without breaking a sweat given its movie fame. Of course, take this with a grain of salt, because there's still a little matter of making a quality game first. 

"My team is excited to be joining Codemasters and we can’t wait to forge a relationship based on creativity, passion and the desire to create new racing experiences that excite and delight our communities", said Slightly Mad CEO Ian Bell. 

Slightly Mad Studios Project Cars 2
Project Cars 2

So there you have it - Codemasters - all your racing games are belong to us. As for the rumoured Fast & Furious, we'll have to wait and see. 

You can find the official announcement .

Project Cars 2 - a racing simulator by Slightly Mad Studio

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