Codemasters Wants To Make Racing Its Focus Again
Any person that has gone through puberty last decade has some memories about Codemasters. I remember one of their very early rally games being my introduction to the racing game genre just before Need for Speed got my attention and for the most part I loved it. I was always a bit of a closet fan of Codemaster’s rally games since they are rather fun to play and arcade-y enough for me to really get some enjoyment out of them.
Codemasters recently decided to branch out a little away from racing by developing a card based combat game called Battle Decks (which can be really funny if you make a typo) and Overlord: Fellowship of Evil. If you haven’t heard, Overlord tanked, being lambasted by critics everywhere and this extremely negative reception was maybe a factor in their decision to go back to racing games.
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Codemasters made the following statement:
While it’s been great to explore projects outside of racing, we know that our hearts belong to racing in all its many glorious forms. The success of Dirt Rally’s Early Access programme has been incredible, F1 2015 was very successful reaching number one in many territories, we’ve recently announced that Micro Machines will come to mobile and we have a strong road map ahead of us that keeps racing as its razor focus.
Sticking to your strengths is often a good idea, lads. Dirt Rally has actually received a positive reception in Early Access and all of their other racing games have performed reasonably well.
They probably realised that venturing too far out of one’s comfort zone can possibly not be the best idea.