Codemasters Remain In Driving Seat For Future Formula One Games

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Codemasters will remain the home for future Formula One games after extending their partnership with Formula One World Championship Limited.

The deal, which is a further multi-year agreement will see codemasters develop and publish multiple formula one games for consoles, PC, mobile devices and online platforms and development will remain with the BAFTA award-winning studio at Codemasters Birmingham. F1 Online The Game will further the Formula one portfolio as it is a free-to-play online management and racing game which is available to play this spring. An all-new Formula One game for a family audience is expected to be released in later this year with details yet to be announced.

Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One group CEO had the following to say regarding its relationship with Codemasters:

“Codemasters has created some of the best and most successful FORMULA ONE games to date. We and the teams work closely with them and look forward to creating more award winning games together in the future.”

Rod Cousens, CEO, Codemasters added the following:

“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. 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. We are taking FORMULA ONE to a new online platform this spring and our portfolio will be extended with a FORMULA ONE experience that will address a younger video game audience later in 2012. 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.” 

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