Only a few months after Electronic Arts took over the F1 makers, there is a rumble in the management floor. With justification, but a strange aftertaste remains.
The industry shook a few months ago when Electronic Arts took over the racing game experts from Codemasters. Titles like F1 or DiRT Rally will run under the EA logo in the future. Now it is rumbling in the management floor too. Two Codemasters bosses, namely CEO Frank Sagnier and CFO Rashid Varachia, are leaving Codemasters at the end of the month.
According to a statement from EA, the departure of the two executives is part of the plan as part of the takeover. The integration of Codemasters into EA’s corporate structure is said to have taken place faster than originally planned. After the departure of the two bosses, Codemasters will continue to operate completely under the flag of EA Sports under the direction of Cam Weber and Jonathan Bunney from EA.
It remains to be seen what effects these changes will ultimately have. After the acquisition of Codemasters for 1.2 billion dollars, it was at least announced that Codemasters would continue to work independently. Codemasters is busy working on the new F1 2021, which will be released on July 16.