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    EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    EA outbid Take Two by $1.2bn vs $1bn. EA deal has been recommended by the board.
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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    RIP Codemasters. All your future titles will be confined to a microtransaction, loot box driven hell.

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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    Indeed, can't see this being good for the future of Codemasters, well guess money talks
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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    Quote Originally Posted by jimcumming View Post
    RIP Codemasters. All your future titles will be confined to a microtransaction, loot box driven hell.

    Which the shareholders will love as it'll bring the monies in....
    I wonder how much Codemasters will be allowed to do n their own or if the lot will get swallowed up by the monster that is EA...

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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    NFS : F1 Hot pursuit is on its way then.

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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    Both companies have an itch for micro transactions so it was going to be bad either way, but EA are more likely to kill off the studio completely, sad really, been playing their games since Dizzy the egg.

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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    This is bad

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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    Bad for gamers, bad for codemasters.

    Good for their share price tho, jumped 30% this morning. This leaves me very conflicted!

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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    I keep wondering whether EA might themselves be bought up by Microsoft... would give MS more exclusives and even more titles to cycle through the GamePass library.

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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    EA have been a bit better of late. C&C remaster and SW: Squadrons are two good examples of good games with no microtransactions. I hope this is due to a change of personnel at the top - like how Microsoft changed massively once Barmer switched for Satya Nadella. It might then stick?

    (Just hoping this means more titles on Game pass via EA play as a by product)
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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    Quote Originally Posted by jimcumming View Post
    RIP Codemasters. All your future titles will be confined to a microtransaction, loot box driven hell.
    This. EA even destroyed PvsZ GAME OF THE YEAR, by adding transactions. Disgusting. C&C 4!! NooO

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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    EA have been a bit better of late. C&C remaster and SW: Squadrons are two good examples of good games with no microtransactions. I hope this is due to a change of personnel at the top - like how Microsoft changed massively once Barmer switched for Satya Nadella. It might then stick?

    (Just hoping this means more titles on Game pass via EA play as a by product)

    This. Although both EA and 2K have a long history of scummy practices so I don't really see this as any worse than the other bidder winning. That said, Codemasters have gone down that slippery slope of late too, F1 Pit Pass anyone?

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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    Code masters didn't really stand a choice either way. Despite how bad Take Two are, I'd still say EA are worse in all regards.

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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    Oh no, I liked Codemasters. oh well, they were a good dev... DLC everything I guess. It's sad to see them get bought out. Also anyone remember when Activision bought Bizarre Creations, or EA with Pandemic & Westwood Studios...
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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    Well we can but hop it all doesn't go down the pan. I guess this includes slightly mad studios and the project cars franchise.
    Well at lease we could get the codemasters games on EA play/Game Pass now.

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    Re: EA snatches Codemasters from Take Two's grasp

    Well that's the end of Codemasters.

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