Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment signed a deal yesterday to distribute Dirt series developer Codemasters' 2012 offerings. Codemasters had been distributed by THQ in 2011, but left the publisher after its infamous waves of layoffs and potential Nasdaq delisting.

Codemasters has two racing games on track for 2012: Arcade racer DiRT Showdown and Formula One racing simulator F1 2012. WB Interactive worked with Codemasters in the past, publishing Lord of the Rings Online.

[Via Gamasutra]