Codemasters expands with a new UK based studio

by: Elliot -
Codemasters announced the opening of a new development studio in the UK. Located in Guildford, the studio will join two of Codemaster's other Surrey based offices. Codemasters has named senior indusrty executive Adrian Bolton as the studio manager. On a side note, Codemasters is also looking for new development talent for positions located at all their studios.  Click here to check out the details on open positions.
CODEMASTERS EXPANDS STUDIO STRENGTH

 New Guildford Studio Established
 Headed by Former Development Director of EA Criterion


 Burbank, CA - Friday, Aug 10, 2007 - Expanding its studio resources,
Codemasters today announced the opening of an additional UK-based
development facility, Codemasters Studios Guildford.  The new
Surrey-based office joins the company's already established
development operations - Codemasters Studios Southam and Codemasters
Studios Kuala Lumpur.


Additionally, Codemasters has appointed senior industry executive
Adrian Bolton as Studio Manager of the new Guildford facility.
Previously Development Director for EA Criterion, the studio
responsible for the Burnout™ series, Bolton will report to Gavin
Cheshire, VP of Codemasters Studios.

 Set to attract development talent from the South East, Codemasters
Studios Guildford is targeting an initial staff of 35 employees with
an emphasis on programming resource.  Codemasters Studios is already a
team of 255 with 185 on site at Codemasters' headquarters near
Southam, Warwickshire, and a further 70 staffing the art-focused
Codemasters Studios Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

 Guildford personnel will initially collaborate with their Southam and
Malaysian colleagues on key projects, including the next additions to
the successful Operation Flashpoint and Race Driver series, and with
the company's Central Technology Group, responsible for the
proprietary middleware engine Neon.  Personnel numbers are expected to
be increased annually as the Guildford studio's remit is expanded to
develop solus IPs from 2008.

 "Following our investment announcements and recent product successes,
it is clear to see that these are very exciting times for everyone
within the expanded Codemasters Studios group," states Gavin Cheshire,
VP of Codemasters Studios.  "With our internal development in Southam,
Kuala Lumpur and now Guildford, we can continue to grow our business
and bring additional titles to the portfolio. We look forward to
welcoming a new wave of development talent to Codemasters as we
continue to grow both our product range and technology assets with
projects such as Neon."

 Codemasters is now accelerating its recruitment drive for development
talent in all studios locations, details of positions are available at
www.TheNewBreed.info or email recruitment@codemasters.com.



About Codemasters
 Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling
interactive entertainment products for a global audience on current
and future gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the
company's dominant brands include Colin McRae Rally, TOCA Race Driver,
LMA Manager, Brian Lara Cricket and Operation Flashpoint.  The company
is headquartered in Southam, Warwickshire UK and maintains operations
in the U.S, Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux.  More information
about the company and its products is available online at:
http://www.codemasters.com.
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