Codemasters lands FIA World Rally Championship IP

Date Type Companies involved Size
June 2nd, 2020 license Codemasters Not disclosed
Codemasters lands FIA World Rally Championship IP

British games studio Codemasters has signed a deal to make and release games based on the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC).

As revealed on the firm's investor relations page, the company now has the license for the next five years. Previously WRC titles were made by French firm BigBen and Milan-based Milestone before that. Codemasters will be launching WRC games across PC, console and mobile platforms, including annual titles for the five seasons between 2023 and 2027.

Codemasters is also in charge of esports for WRC games.

The firm has a lot of experience in dealing with licensed titles. Codemasters has held the rights to make F1 games since 2008 – and currently has the license until 2025 – and the Dirt series, formerly known as Colin McRae Rally, which debuted back in 1998. 

Codemasters bought Project CARS developer Slightly Mad in November 2019, before revealing the following month that that studio was working on a game based on The Fast and the Furious IP, too.

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