Three new F1-related games confirmed for 2012.
Codemasters has signed a new multi-year deal with FOM (Formula One Management) to continue making racing games utilising the F1 license.
Unfortunately the length of the new deal hasn’t been revealed, but seeing as the last one was signed in 2008 and was expected to run until the end of the 2012 season, we can expect the new deal to apply for the foreseeable future.
“Codemasters has created some of the best and most successful Formula One games to date,” said Formula One Management boss Bernie Ecclestone. “We and the teams work closely with them and look forward to creating more award winning games together in the future.”
Right you are Bernie!
“We got off to a strong start with Formula One but we harbour ambitions to do much more. Formula One is front of mind at Codemasters and we give it the focus and attention it deserves. We have established close links across the sport and they know that, in Codemasters, they have a great partner,” stated Codies’ CEO, Rod Cousens.
“We remain ambitious with our plans and want to take the series forward. We want to take it to new geographies, make it available on new platforms to new audiences. Our teams are hard at it, creating world class Formula One games across multiple genres for players irrespective of location or gaming platform and now, for many years to come.”
This year Codemasters will bring F1 2012, F1 Online and a brand new family-friendly spin-off utilising the F1 license to multiple platforms.
We suspect the new mystery game will be something along the lines of Nascar Unleashed, but without ‘chibi’ cars.
With both F1 2010 and F1 2011, Codemasters Birmingham has proven they can create a thrilling and authentic F1 experience on PC and consoles, and this latest deal should allow the developer to produce many more.
On the eve of a new Formula One season that’s certainly something worth celebrating.
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