Codemasters’ CEO Rod Cousens has revealed that the firm has plans to launch browser-based versions of F1, DiRT, Cricket and Operation Flashpoint.
"We’ll do Formula One as a browser-based game," said Cousens speaking in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, "we’re going to do another Formula One game as well – so we’ll extend these brands, and you’ll see us do that in Flashpoint, in Cricket, in DiRT and things like that… We only have to do five games per year."
Browser-based games are free-to-play games available to play directly in your web browser, usually funded by in-game micro-transactions.
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Other video game publishers have already delved into the world of browser-based games, including EA with its FIFA Superstars game on Facebook.
F1 2010 is available to buy now on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. New versions of Operation Flashpoint and DiRT are due for release next year.
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