Codemasters have announced that they have signed a multi-year agreement that extends their partnership with Formula One World Championship Limited, ensuring that they will be able to continue to develop and publish official Formula One games across games consoles, PCs, online platforms and mobile devices.
BAFTA award-winning studio Codemasters Birmingham will continue their work on the franchise, which is soon set to be expanded with F1 Online The Game, a free-to-play online management and racing game, which is due to go live in Spring. An additional, all-new Formula One experience for a family audience is also due to release later in the year.
“Codemasters has created some of the best and most successful Formula One games to date”, commented Bernie Ecclestone, CEO of Formula One Group. “We and the teams work closely with them and look forward to creating more award winning games together in the future”.
Rod Cousens, Codemasters’ CEO, added: “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”.