Codemasters is 'on top of the world' as it was today named as the world's leading independently owned video games developer in the official "Develop 100" list.
The Develop 100 list ranks 'the world's most successful games studios' from 1 to 100*. The list is published by Develop magazine, the respected and authoritative international monthly journal for video game developers.
Of all games developers, irrespective of ownership status, Codemasters was ranked 3rd of all UK-based studios. In the global ranking of all games developers, Codemasters was ranked 9th of 100, but remains the top independently owned operation.
On the ranking, David Darling, Codemasters' Chairman and Chief Creative Officer, said:
"The recognition the Develop 100 list gives Codemasters is a testament to the incredible development talent that creates quality titles in our studios. We remain ambitious and continue to grow our award-winning catalogue with exciting new titles for our most popular brands and plan to introduce innovative new games to our portfolio across both current and next-generation platforms."
Owain Bennallack, editor of Develop, commented:
"Codemasters is a respected operation in the games development community and clearly demonstrates that the UK remains a hot bed of talent. Develop congratulates all the developers at Codemasters for positioning the company so high in the Develop 100 list."
Codemasters' game brands, including LMA ManagerTM, Colin McRae RallyTM and TOCA Race DriverTM all contributed to the result and were produced at the company's internal studios, based in Warwickshire, UK.
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