One of Codemasters’ upcoming projects has been described by the company as its “most ambitious and biggest” in over a decade.
That’s according to a job ad at the company’s Cheshire studio (spotted by Exputer), which states that it’s looking for a producer to join the team “as they look ahead to their next project having delivered Dirt 5, the racing experience, that welcomed in the next generation of consoles.”
Codemasters Cheshire is the studio behind Dirt 5, which was formed by the former Evolution Studios team who created racing games Drive Club and Motorstorm.
Electronic Arts officially completed its $1.2bn acquisition of Codemasters earlier this year.
“Similar to Respawn, our orientation isn’t to come in and take over Codemasters; our orientation isn’t to come in and turn Codemasters into another Electronic Arts studio; our orientation is around the provision of opportunity,” Wilson claimed.
“This industry is all about amazing, creative talent. And we see little upside in the indoctrination of that amazing creative talent. But we do want to provide them access to the things that we get by virtue of our position in the industry.”
In an apparently long-planned move, CEO Frank Sagnier and CFO Rashid Varachia departed the F1 and Dirt publisher this summer. Both Codemasters and its Slightly Mad studio (Project Cars) joined the EA Sports umbrella.