• Apr 25, 2009
Start saving your sick days: Codemasters is working on the next generation of Formula One racing games, and the future looks fast. The software development company responsible for such favorite racing titles as DiRT, Grid and the TOCA series obtained the rights to make the game from Formula One Management, which previously licensed the rights exclusively to EA Sports and Sony. So while previous incarnations of the official F1 game were available only on Playstation systems (PS2, PS3 and PSP), Codemasters' new game will be available across all the major formats. So if you've got a current gaming console at home, you'll have a crack at playing the new F1 sim.
Codemasters has revealed that the game will be released in two stages. First up is F1 2009, a simpler form of the game that will be available for Nintendo Wii and Sony PSP. F1 2010 will follow next year in high-definition format for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PCs, taking full advantage of online gaming communities for head-to-head competition over the internet. Lewis Hamilton, whose contract with Sony expired in 2006 along with their exclusive rights to the game, will be headlining the new Codemasters franchise. look for the game to include all the latest F1 tech, including KERS, slicks, the latest aero rules, and all the latest tracks, including Singapore (above), Valencia and Abu Dhabi. It's times like these we're thankful that we work from home.

[Source: Autosport]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I've always been a big sim racing fan (original Gran Tourismo, Forza 1 & 2) so a new F1 sim sounds awesome! Can't wait.
      • 5 Years Ago
      GRID? Dirt? These games mentioned above are all arcade racing games.

      I want a F1 Racing Simulator!. Dont let me down Codies!!! I dont want to be drifiting my Brawn Mercedes all over the damn track.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Glad someone feels the same way as me. Hopefully Codemasters can rediscover their sim roots. They've gone completely arcade in the past few years.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I actually have a problem with that - these new games are more racing simulators than games. Game, to me, is about having fun. And there's no fun in playing the game for an hour or so after you return from work.

      Don't get me wrong, I love car racing games, for I got the FIA GT in German just so I could play it, and I got pretty good in GT Legends (little known but the realism and settings were way ahead of anything else that was available on the market in 2005). I invested in a steering wheel and pedals, but it wasn't fun. More of frustration. Yes, winning a race or slashing hundreds of a second from a lap time was rewarding, but it required almost full-time commitment.

      At that point I stopped playing. I was winning races but it wasn't fun.
        • 5 Years Ago
        There are a multitude of arcade racers, and very few sim racers. I'm not really sure why you're complaining about one of the few sim racers when 9 out of 10 racing games are completely unrealistic arcade games.
      • 5 Years Ago
      hell ya i cant wait for this codemasters make the best racing games, next too polyphony of course,grid was great and so was dirt and the toca series. this one should be awsome!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        i dont have an xbox so i havent played forza.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Have you ever heard of Turn10 Studios?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Turn10 has made Forza Motorsport 1 & 2 and are currently getting ready to do the third installment if I'm not mistaken.

        and my hopes of a sim have kind of weakened after reading this excerpt from the codemasters website...
        "Extending the FORMULA ONE experience to further gaming formats, it was also announced that F1 2010™ is in development at Codemasters Studios and coming mid 2010 for the PLAYSTATION®3... Xbox 360®...or Windows®. F1 2010 is being created using Codemasters’ EGO™ Engine technology, which most recently powered the BAFTA award-winning Race Driver: GRID™."
        • 5 Years Ago
        actually i havent heard of turn 10 studios what driving games have they made please fill me in.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Going have to 2nd the Turn 10 props.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes please!

      Make it as good as grid and it will fly off the shelves.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Actually, the picture looks more like Valencia than Singapore.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes it does. Plus Singapore is a night race. I'm wondering if the game will include night time racing there.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I tried grid, it blew.... Forza crushes it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seriously, Dirt 2, Grid 2 and now F1 2010, what more could you ask for?
        • 5 Years Ago
        A few laps in a real CCXR at Long Beach :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        Uh, something more like Pro Race Driver? Collin McRae rally games were great also, and very realistic, but Dirt sucked big donkey balls. It wasn't real or much of a sim at all, it turned all arcade-ish. No thanks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Touche
      • 5 Years Ago
      All those mentioned are games, not real sims. Try iRacing.com. Real cars, real tracks, and if you get good enough, you might wind up racing against pro drivers. Many drivers practice on iRacing. The track models are incredibly accurate.
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