F1 2011
Official F1 License To Remain With Codemasters
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Codemasters has announced that it's to remain the home of Formula One games, extending its partnership with the official Formula One World Championship Limited with a multi-year deal that will see the developer's specialist racing studio in Birmingham continue to craft its F1 series.

"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 diminutive F1 billionaire CEO, Bernie Ecclestone.

"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," added 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."

Codemasters is also readying an announcement for a family-based F1 title that'll be due this holiday season, and no doubt we'll hear word of F1 2012 in due course.


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Comment #1 by Akuza
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:14:36 AM
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Good f1 2011 was fantastic.

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Comment #2 by Barad
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:19:29 AM
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Brillaint, love F1 2010 & 2011!

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Comment #3 by DC KUSH 91
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:20:10 AM
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The best guys for the job.

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Comment #4 by tankoman
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:36:22 AM
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At least Bernie has some sense!

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Comment #5 by SP4RT4N360
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:51:12 AM
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Best decision ecclestone has made in a long time, codices are the racing masters and there just down the road from me yay for Brum.........

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Comment #6 by macd
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 10:55:41 AM
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I have nejoyed F1 2010 and 2011. Not sure I'd buy 2012 though, might hold off till 2013 before I purchase a new one.

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Comment #7 by ThoracicKez
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 11:05:35 AM
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i love the f1 games, i really wish there was a game for the 2008 season though, they were by far the best looking cars in f1

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Comment #8 by futureshock666
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 11:20:21 AM
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"Codemasters is also readying an announcement for a family-based F1 title that'll be due this holiday season"

Lewis Hamilton's F1 Kinect/Move Family Edition.

Thats my prediction :)

Seriously though can't wait for F1 '12, 2010/11 have got to be my most played games on 360 to date.

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Comment #9 by ripburger
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 12:11:12 PM
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Its stupid that the season starts soon but there will be no game for season 2012 until fall when the season is almoust over

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Comment #10 by MrT2
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 02:52:47 PM
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@9 That's because the season's not started yet, the cars were only unveiled last month, no-one has a clue how each team will perform, and one of the tracks isn't even built yet! Got to give real life a chance to get going before the game can be sorted...

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Comment #11 by tincann
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 04:42:20 PM
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I Love F1. Australian Grand Prix This Week!!!

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Comment #12 by icegardner9
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 04:42:58 PM
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Codies does really good work with their racers, love what the have done with F1, EA can eat it

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Comment #13 by ScottCorno1987
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 05:39:29 PM
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Well deserved!

Keep the F1 series going Codies!

(maybe tie up with Sky F1 in future, the branding, menu layout etc.)

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Comment #14 by KPD7424
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @ 07:51:41 PM
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@9 what Mrt820 is unfortunately the reason. I too wish the new racing games like this would be able to come earlier so we can enjoy them alongside the real F1 guys but it's very hard to expect it done sooner than mid summer. Look on the bright side, the season goes well into November so we get a few months of racing in 2012 with them.

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Comment #15 by bennyherbs
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 06:00:16 AM
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Weekly Fun Race Concept.
A Chance to try good quality clean online racing. All standards welcome.
Sick of being punted off the track in public lobbys?
Not sure if you would class yourself as “Professional” but enjoy your racing and would like to get more out of it and improve.
If you have answered yes to these questions then this race is for you.
This event is for new and developing drivers to get some experience and fun without the pressure of a super serious race.
Hosted by a league driver the emphasis is on good fun clean racing and a supportive environment for developing drivers. Some of the more experienced drivers will share setups and track tips as well as offer some casual coaching where requested. You will just need to apply for an RD license (simple one step process)
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Newer drivers will get the chance to drive with others and also league racers and learn from them in a positive environment. Drivers are asked to ensure they have read and agree to race according to RD rules.

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Comment #16 by Clarky08
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 06:14:22 AM
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I think EA will aim to grab the F1 license at the first opportunity since Sky Sports launched the new F1 channel. EA and SKy are always closely linked so Codies should try and get tied to a very long deal to ensure they do get a great price when the inevitable EA offer comes in.

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Comment #17 by Edmeister
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 07:22:29 AM
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Great news! Enjoyed both Codies F1 games so far, looking forward to more of the same.

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