Take-Two Interactive, the gaming giant which owns 2K and Rockstar Games, is buying another big video game studio for close to a billion dollars. Codemasters, based in Oxfordshire, is a British studio behind the Dirt, F1 and Micro Machines franchises, and specializes in racing games. The stock-and-cash deal will cost around $994 million, and is expected to close at some point in the first quarter of 2021.
For that chunk of change, Take-Two is getting a specialist in sports games and the licenses to match, as well as smaller studios, like Slightly Mad, which is behind Project Cars. Codemasters also
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