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Codemasters' acquisition of SMS will create a global leader in the racing genre. Their focus on AAA quality and the passion that they put into everything they create mirrors our own.
Both companies have a number of world-renowned, successful franchises along with exciting product development pipelines, supported by leading IP and some of the best talent in the gaming industry. The enlarged Codemasters will have greater scale and reach, diversified, predictable revenue streams and the opportunity to bring outstanding entertainment to a far wider audience. We welcome Ian and his team to the Codemasters family and can't wait to start working together to create the future generation of racing franchises.
At this point, I think we're past RIP for studios, and at RIP to the industry.
I think that's right as far as triple A studios go , the majority are run by businessmen who would sell crack to their granny if they thought they could make a buck out of it.
originally posted by: Metallicus
Steam and other platforms have knocked down the barriers to entry in to the industry. The distribution is taken care of and that is really the biggest factor. As long as there are pissed off gamers there will be independent studios providing an alternative to assholes like EA.