Drie weken nadat Sony ervoor koos om Evolution Studios niet aan te houden kiest ontwikkelaar Codemasters ervoor om de ontwikkelaar bij het team te betrekken.
“The success of F1 2015 and DiRT Rally over the last 12 months has re-positioned the company for growth,” Aldus Codies CEO Frank Sagnier in een statement. “The addition of the Evolution team to our studio group will allow us to scale our business and strengthen our leadership as the world’s premier racing game developer. I’m thrilled to have Mick Hocking join Codemasters as VP of Product Development. His experience in building AAA IP and leading great teams made him a natural choice to head the development of all of our products. I am equally thrilled to welcome his talented team to the Codemasters family and I look forward to the great games and brand new IP we will develop together.”
Hocking liet weten erg enthousiast te wezen. “We have a shared passion for racing, a desire to innovate and a determination to create the best racing games and build the biggest racing community in the market. I’m very much looking forward to working with so many of the world’s greatest racing developers, on new IP as well as exciting franchises including DiRT, GRID, Micro Machines and the FORMULA ONE games.”
Er zijn geen hints gegeven richting nieuwe IP’s, de toekomst zal het gaan leren.
De overgang is vanaf 25 april officieel.