Codemasters has revealed it is to focus on racing games going forward and will close its Malta studio, which was responsible for the mobile card game Battle Decks.
According to Codemasters, sales of the mobile title didn’t meet expectations, nor did Codie’s most recent game Overlord Fellowship of Evil.
Both of these setbacks led to the decision to close the Malta studio as well as to stick to creating racing titles.
“While it’s been great to explore projects outside of racing, we know that our hearts belong to racing in all its many glorious forms,” the firm told Eurogamer. “The success of Dirt Rally’s Early Access program has been incredible, F1 2015 was very successful reaching number one in many territories.”
The 11-person team which makes up Malta will be “folded” in to the UK office as Codemasters seeks to “double-down” on future racing titles, thus demonstrating “our absolute commitment to the category.”
Micro Machines is the next title from the firm coming to mobile, and work continues on Dirt Rally.