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Project Cars CEO announced his retirement

Slightly Mad Studios CEO Ian Bell announced on Twitter his departure from the company on . The studio is the creator of Project Cars, a series of racing simulators. She is also working (or at least working) on ​​her own console called Mad Box.

Bell founded Slightly Mad Studios in 2008, although his tweet says the company began "as a crazy dream for a bunch of ambitious racing fans back in the late nineties . "

“Now that the future of the studio is secured, it’s time for me to step aside. ,” he continued. " It was an adventure and an honor to share our dreams with you . "

Under "security" Bell means Electronic Arts' acquisition of Codemasters earlier this year for $ 1.2 billion. The latter has owned Slightly Mad Studios since 2019 - it bought the studio for $ 30 million.


In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, an Electronic Arts spokesman said: “Today we are sad to announce that after more than ten years at Slightly Mad Studios, Ian Bell is leaving his position […]. As CEO of Slightly Mad Studios, Ian was a dreamer and innovator who ushered in a new era in racing simulators and reimagined how games are funded and produced. We wish Ian the best of luck and thank him for his contributions to EA, Codemasters, SMS and the industry in general . 


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