Codemasters announced today that it will continue to be the home for official Formula One games as it has signed a new multi-year agreement to develop and publish 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 Bernie Ecclestone, Formula One group CEO.
"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." said Rod Cousens, CEO of Codemasters.
"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."
Codemasters Birmingham are currently working on a new Formula One title for a family audience, which is due this holiday season. We'll have more details on that soon.
Codemasters signs multi-year agreement for Formula One licence
13 March 2012 | By Jamie Davey