Codemasters will remain the home of official F1 games after confirming that it has extended its partnership with Formula One World Championship Limited in a further multi-year agreement to develop and publish multiple titles for video game consoles, personal computers, mobile devices and online platforms.
“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,” said Formula One group CEO, Bernie Ecclestone.
“We got off to a strong start with F1 but we harbour ambitions to do much more. F1 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 F1 to a new online platform this spring and our portfolio will be extended with a F1 experience that will address a younger video game audience later in 2012. Our teams are hard at it, creating world class F1 games across multiple genres for players irrespective of location or gaming platform and now, for many years to come.”
Codemasters is to release F1 Online The Game, a free-to-play online management and racing game, this Spring. In addition, a host of new titles will also be released later this year, although there are no further details on these at this time.