Press Releases

January 2001
•  Codemasters creates fan site tool kit for Severance - Blade of Darkness
December 2000
•  Command the squads, drive the vehicles, and fly the aircraft in the complete military simulator – now confirmed to support online gaming via the Codemasters Multiplayer Network
•  Codemasters formally presented with Queen's Award for Enterprise – Innovation
•  Codemasters' new web initiative champions fan sites
•  Colin McRae Rally 2.0 roars onto PC on December 8th
•  Codemasters goes for cutting edge graphics facilities, recruits further for next generation projects
November 2000
•  Codemasters takes MTV Music Generator global for music creation software on PS2
•  Codemasters opens its French and German distribution operations to third parties
•  Lexis wins computer games business
October 2000
•  Codemasters strengthens QA test Dept, adopting military standard testing procedures as blockbuster PC titles emerge
•  Codemasters and deliver a pint-sized frenzy of off-beat racing with the shipping of Micro Maniacs Racing
•  Codemasters confirms launch of new online play technology with launch of the Codemasters Multiplayer Network alongside PC title Insane
•  PlayStation 2 and Xbox games targeted as Codemasters strengthens its external development management teams
September 2000
•  Codemasters secures PC Cold War blockbuster Operation Flashpoint for Q1 2001
•  Xbox confirmed as priority development and publishing platform for Codemasters
•  Better, fitter and stronger – Prince Naseem Boxing back in action and November 3rd
•  Codemasters' Darlings named as top ten UK entrepreneurs in Enterprise 100
•  Codemasters' award-winning "Best of British" line up wows ECTS
August 2000
•  Codemasters confirms board-level restructure for development positions to manage staff expansion
•  Codemasters enters mature game market with hack 'n' slash gore-fest Severance: Blade of Darkness
•  Codemasters establishes New Media division, four WAP titles in development.
•  Drive yourself Insane with the off-road riot on PC, complete with Codemasters' new online multi-player service.
July 2000
•  Codemasters secures exclusive series of motor sport properties in deals with British Motorsport Promoters and Brands Hatch Leisure Group
•  Codemasters’ best-selling motor sport series goes global with TOCA World Touring Cars
May 2000
•  Codemasters Unveils Comprehensive New Online Shop
March 2000
•  Mike Tyson Boxing on PSX due from Codemasters May 2000.
•  Colin McRae Rally 2: two-player split screen Arcade racing to be included, game launch moves to mid-June.
•  Codemasters enters blockbuster season with massive launch for Micro Maniacs.
•  Codemasters brings Mike Tyson into Europe for "Mike Tyson Boxing" on PlayStation.
•  Codemasters focuses U.S. effort on burgeoning world of online gaming
•  Codemasters to launch ฃ9.99 PlayStation games from March 31
•  World Championship Snooker. The stars, the venues and the atmosphere: it's all in the first realistic recreation of the sport on PlayStation and PC CD-ROM
•  Global approach in marketing, advertising and branding for the latest PlayStation game in Codemasters' touring car franchise
•  Gaming classic Cannon Fodder returns as Codemasters continues Game Boy Color development
February 2000
•  WTC World Touring Cars
January 2000
•  Codemasters commits to Game Boy Color.
December 99
•  Codemasters Benelux to launch January 2000, Jurrie Hobers in as General Manager.
November 99
•  Codemasters wins Cuemasters' stars endorsement for new Snooker game for PlayStation and PC.
October 99
•  Smooth transition underway as Sierra On-line transfers pioneering online game to Codemasters management
•  Codemasters' global expansion continues via establishment of U.S. development facility
•  Codemasters' American studio at Yosemite continues with Realm and Navy SEALs games, operating in same building
•  Codemasters takes its genre-beating LMA Manager to the German, Spanish and Italian markets.
September 99
•  Codemasters signs Red Lemon for 2000 epic
•  TOCA World Touring Cars
August 99
•  Micro Machines Come Back Confirmed
•  Codemasters / ECTS Preview
•  Saddle-up and join the race to become the TWIX Gamesplayer of the Year 1999
•  Codemasters signs OFF THE ROAD
•  Colin McRae returns to PlayStation and PC as Codemasters plans 'breath-taking' sequel.
•  Alan Hansen gives voice to LMA Manager
June 99
•  Codemasters GmbH formed, direct distribution in Germany lead expansion.
•  1998's number one to become ฃ19.99's best-selling PlayStation rally racer.
•  Codemasters signs MUSIC 2000
•  Codemasters acquires innovative games developer Sensible Software.
May 99
•  Brian Lara Cricket gets television advertising campaign for Cricket World Cup 1999.
Apr 99
•  No Fear Downhill Mountain Biking
Mar 99
•  ToCA 2 Launches on PC
Jan 99
•  Prince Naseem checks out his starring role in Codemasters’ new boxing game
•  TOCA speeds ahead on Platinum
•  Colin McRae rocketing Rally sales
•  Edge honour Codemasters with Publisher of the Year Award
•  No Fearฎ Downhill Mountain Biking