Today British developer and publisher Codemasters announced the acquisition of another well known racing game studio, Slightly Mad Studios.
Slightly Mad Studios is known for the Project Cars franchise, which saw the releas of its second installment in 2017.
The Project Cars series will become part of Codemasters’ portfolio of racing games and Slightly Mad Studios CEO and founder Ian Bell will retain his position at the helm.
Bell himself accompanied the announcement with a statement:
“Our combined racing games portfolio is the envy of the industry and this new partnership will enable us to learn from each other, share resources and take advantage of emerging platforms and technology.
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.”
A second statement was provided by Codemasters CEO Frank Sagnier.
“We are delighted to bring such an incredible racing game developer to the Codemasters family, and this unequivocally establishes us as a global powerhouse in the development of racing titles.
We share the same passion and vision and our new partnership will accelerate our growth. With more streaming services coming to market and the next generation of games consoles due in 2020, this is the perfect time for Codemasters to take its next step.”
Apparently, Slightly Mad Studios is hard at work on Project Cars 3, even if we don’t know anything specific about it just yet.