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F1 Developer Codemasters Has Been Hit With Layoffs, Confirms EA

UK-based developer Codemasters has suffered a number of layoffs, publisher Electronic Arts has confirmed.

Speaking in a statement issued to IGN, the publisher commented:

Our business is constantly changing as we strive to deliver amazing games and services that keep our players engaged, connected, and inspired. At times, this requires the company to make small-scale organizational changes that align our teams and resources to meet evolving business needs and priorities. We continue to work closely with those affected by these changes, providing appropriate support throughout this process.

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Codemasters was acquired by EA in early 2021 for a tidy $1.2 billion, giving the publishing giant access to a wealth of top-tier racing IP including F1, FIA World Rally Championship, GRID, DiRT, and Project Cars.

Back in May 2022, EA announced that Codemasters Cheshire and Criterion Games had merged to spearhead the future of the Need for Speed franchise.

[Source – IGN]