Bold words, Mr. Cousens. Bold words.
In an interview today with Codemasters CEO Ron Cousens, one of the things he announced was that Codemasters hopes to be launching about one MMO per year in the future. There isn't much information yet about what those games might be.
One of the big successes was distributing the Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar for Turbine in Europe, which did particularly well in the UK and Germany. Under that deal, Turbine shares part of the monthly fee that users pay with Codemasters. Codemasters runs support for the game in Europe. With that infrastructure for online gaming set up, Cousens said the company will likely invest in more PC online games, which complement the console business. Codemasters might position itself to do maybe one MMO launch per year, he said. Internally developed projects are a long ways off.
You can read the interview at Mercurynews.com.