Lightweight studios Mad were purchased by Codemasters for nearly $ 30 million. Keep in mind that it is only an initial fee. The overall price per price is expected to increase. This acquisition by Codemasters is clearly due to Slightly Mad’s know-how in realization of race games.
The games like Project Cars and Need for Speed are both on the CV of the company. It is not surprising that codemasters wanted them under their wing. Although there are still many lightweight game games like Forza or Gran Turismo on the market, Slightly Mad has managed to find his niche. This is probably the most famous studio you have never heard of.
What codemasters expects from its new business partners is not quite clear. But we should all expect to see a new race game in the near future. Most likely for next-generation consoles, PS5 and Scarlett project. “The acquisition of SMS by Codemasters will create a world leader in the racing field,” said Frank Sagnier, CEDMASTER CEO.
Codemasters is one the first race play companies and plays an important role in this sector since the 1980s environment. The addition of another respected company alongside it is undoubtedly a good choice. But only time will tell us if the amount they paid will be worth it.
Racing games are definitely more where they were. From the beginning to the middle the 2000s, mass race games like Midnight Club and Juiced were fury. However, it seems that the market is now congested with fewer low-quality games. Let’s hope that Slightly Mad Studios and Codemasters can restore the genre to his old glory.