Namco Bandai Prolongs Codemasters Distribution, Extends To Digital, But Not Steam

Publisher Namco Bandai Games has announced that it will prolong its contract with developer Codemasters to distribute its games in 2014. This is an agreement that dates back originally to 2010.

Namco Bandai will be in charge for the distribution of all physical titles from Codemasters in both Europe and American regions. This includes any unannounced projects that the developer may have pending on its Codemasters Racing label.

For the first time, the company will also take charge of a part of the digital distribution rights from Codemasters. Still, that deal excludes Steam releases, as well as a select few others, so its impact won’t be as significant.

Codemasters is responsible for titles like the DiRT franchise and F1 license. It used to produce other types of games as well, but after some lesser receptions for games like Bodycount, the company decided to focus on its forte of racing games.

F1 Race Stars


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