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We knew that talks were taking place between Codemasters and Take-Two, but now it looks like the acquisition will be going through. According to a VGC report, the DIRT 5 developer has reached an agreement with the 2K Games parent, and will be acquired early next year in a deal valued at around £750 million ($980 million).

Both companies have indicated to investors their intent, and the buyout will be completed pending the approval of shareholders in an upcoming general meeting. Once finalised, Codemasters will operate within the 2K label under its existing leadership. In a statement, Take-Two boss Strauss Zelnick said that Codemasters’ racing games will fit well with its own roster of sports games.

That means you should probably expect F1 2K22 and WRC 2K22 next year, although we imagine franchises like DIRT will survive the transition unchanged. 2K Sports has been improving its overall portfolio gradually, with PGA Tour 2K21 launching this year and the publisher revealing plans for a new arcade-themed NFL title in the near future.