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Codemasters to Close Bodycount/Operation Flashpoint Studio

Gamesindustry.biz reports that Codemasters intends to close its studio at Guildford in the UK. The 66 members of staff at the studio were called to a company meeting this morning where they were informed of the proposed closure.

Codemasters is intending to retire completely from the studio, which most recently put out underwhelming shooter Bodycount and in the past has been responsible for the Operation Flashpoint series. The company instead intends to make use of its Southam and Birmingham studios elsewhere in the UK to focus on its successful racing brands such as DiRT and F1.

Staff are currently involved in a consultation period to discuss the proposal. If the studio closes, 66 jobs could be lost, and these staff members have been encouraged to apply for positions at Codemasters' other locations, which will be expanding to work on a new racing-based IP as well as new iterations of the successful DiRT, F1 and GRID franchises.

"As Codemasters looks to take greater leadership in the racing category, the company is proposing a studio structure that adds resource and strengthens our best-in-class racing teams," said a statement from Codemasters this morning. "The output from the studios on the Warwickshire campus and in Birmingham is on the increase with multiple continuing game series, brand extensions and new racing IPs in production. Both the Warwickshire and Birmingham studios have won BAFTAs for their critically acclaimed, multi-million selling titles and the company is adding resources to ensure they constantly overachieve in this competitive sector."

This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Codemasters to Close Bodycount/Operation Flashpoint Studio

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