DiRT Showdown
Codemasters Studio Tour: Behind The Scenes Of The Home Of British Racing
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Codemasters for quite some time have been the leading racing studio in the world when it comes to video games. Not content with delivering just one unique racing experience like most racing studios out there, Codemasters have had their fingers in a lot more pies in recent years. Whether you're talking about the arcade-awesomeness of the Grid franchise; the simulation-craziness of the official F1 franchise; or the wacky off-road racing of the DiRT franchise; they've certainly got all their - and yours! - bases covered.

We headed into Codemasters' Leamington Spa based studio last week to be given a behind-closed-doors tour and a look at the inner workings of the British developer and publisher. Guess what? We took a camera, meaning you can see what we saw... it's like you're in our heads... or something to that effect. After the reception to our Epic Games studio tour a few years back, we knew this'd be something you lap up.

Keep an eye out on X360A next week for our impressions on the upcoming DiRT Showdown title, out this May. Until then, soak in the awesomeness that is our behind-the-scenes look at Codemasters' Leamington studio, with Director of Communications, Rich Eddy, talking us through every step of the way.


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Comment #1 by Barad
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 02:51:03 PM
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Can't wait for this, always loved DIRT now it's time for some more action!

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Comment #2 by barlbyowl
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 03:19:18 PM
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I wonder if they couldn't go in to the "iception" area because the next microsoft console is in there!!!

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Comment #3 by stianpuz
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 03:43:27 PM
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I wanna work there!

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Comment #4 by Dr Popodopolus
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 04:37:51 PM
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Comment #5 by Fracture90
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 05:07:02 PM
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Can Labrynth come in?

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Comment #6 by ASSASSIN STEEL
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 05:45:51 PM
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I'm waiting for grid 2 loved the first

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Comment #7 by ReD S1X
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 06:15:01 PM
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one of the dev was watching 2012. Wut?

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Comment #8 by mikefizzled
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 06:34:35 PM
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Love the guy playing Football Manager at 5:44

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Comment #9 by Rivercurse
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 08:48:58 PM
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I saw a guy playing ME2 :D

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Comment #10 by master_shake_350
Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 11:00:13 PM
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Now tell them to make GRiD 2

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Comment #11 by packers4life12
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 02:20:31 AM
(-15Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment tired of hearing about racing games, COD, and Battlefield. Lets hear more news about games with some real creativity like Lollipop Chainsaw or Asura's Wraith.

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Comment #12 by Mr Matty
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 09:44:37 AM
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Just let Labrynth in please.

Nice tour really nice video.
That's a place you want to work now.

Oh and GRID 2 !

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Comment #13 by sb707
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 10:25:05 AM
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6:50 "people keep asking us about grid 2, well stay tuned you might not have to wait to long to hear about that" FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF yeah

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Comment #14 by lid
Sunday, January 22, 2012 @ 11:49:42 AM
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loud music scared the shit out of me.

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Comment #15 by Hybrid
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 02:14:32 AM
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#1 Racing studio? Does Turn 10 mean nothing to you?

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Comment #16 by Chris724
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 10:59:45 AM
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I know i have heard that music before...Anyone no what song it's from?

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Comment #17 by LAZORAZOR
Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 07:49:16 PM
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too-cool 4 school-girls Micro-Machines 8-bit game-genie

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Comment #18 by ERIKDOTCOM
Friday, February 03, 2012 @ 04:43:10 PM
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That's cool. I still like Epic's location better, though.

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Comment #19 by Elektrohazard
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 @ 09:11:29 PM
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Clive Barker's Jericho 2 please!

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Comment #20 by starstrike
Thursday, February 09, 2012 @ 03:30:58 AM
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Really interesting to have a tour around a good dev office but that music was so irritating. Please don't keep looping the same five second sample.

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Comment #21 by dragonofthenite
Monday, February 13, 2012 @ 03:59:08 AM
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everyone is talking about racing game but i want to know if they have plans for a overlord 3!!!

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Comment #22 by 41inuyasha
Friday, February 17, 2012 @ 07:28:22 AM
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@15 I agree with you, turn 10 and codemasters are equally number 1 in my book, Grid and forza 4 are both works of art :)

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Comment #23 by steviebhoy77
Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 08:06:43 PM
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makes me want to go to college!

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