Codemasters is now "a massive force in British game development"

Codemasters is now
Michael French

By Michael French

April 25th 2008 at 5:48PM

Studios VP discusses Sega Racing Studio acquisition, which makes firm one of Europe's largest studio operations

Codemasters Studios VP Gavin Cheshire has said that buying Sega's Racing Studio has made the firm a force to be reckoned with in British game development.

The acquisition, which we reported here, takes Codemasters' development headcount to 350 - making it one of the largest studio operations in Europe.

"Codemasters Studios is on a constant growth curve; in the last 12 months we have opened and staffed up our Guildford studio, and taking over the Sega Racing Studio could take our development headcount over the 350 mark, creating a massive force in British game development," Cheshire told Gamespot.

"We've invested in talent, created smart technology, and, with this move, we're very proud to be able to offer the development talent at Sega Racing Studio the opportunity to be part of a great team."