Codemasters take chequered flag for F1 licence
There has been much speculation regarding where the official Formula 1 racing game licence would end up after Sony decided not to take up the renewal.
We can now reveal that Codemasters have taken the licence on in a worldwide deal that will see the next F1 game appear on all major platforms, including consoles, PCs and handhelds.
“As a world-leading creator of driving games, this alliance with Formula One is the jewel in Codemasters’ racing crown and creates an undisputed segment champion. Formula One has gone with the best, the segment leader. It has gone to the home of the EGO Engine for quality; it has gone to the company that can host Formula 1 Online, to the company that is streaking away from the pack.” - Rod Cousens, CEO at Codemasters
The first new F1 title should appear in 2009 and will feature all Grand Prix circuits, Formula One teams, cars, and driver likenesses.