Codemasters Conceives F1 2011’s Younger Brother

by on August 12, 2011

Codemasters have recently announced a new free-to-play F1 game that will complement the upcoming F1 simulation to be released later this year. Last years reinvigorated F1 game was phenomenal and a long awaited return to the main consoles and PC. Now the codemasters team are bringing that same level of dedication to your web browser.

The game dubbed F1 Online will blend team management with the fast past G- force intensive action you have come to expect from the series. The game will be played within your browser and allows players to become team boss of their own team. You will get the chance to take control of every aspect of running an f1 franchise, everything from managing sponsorships and designing livery, to getting more out of your cars through research and development.

Using the Codemasters developed Unity engine races will play out through a top down camera and make use of the track data  and assets straight out of F1 2011 for that authentic experience.

“F1 is a proven major games brand that resonates with players on a global level and is recognised as one the biggest sports licenses in videogames. As the worldwide gaming market evolves, 2012 is the perfect time to extend this series to the free-to-play market,” said David Solari, VP, Codemasters Online.
“Building on the commercial and critical success of our high-definition F1 games, this is an exciting opportunity to bring our passion for the sport and our expertise in racing to a new audience. With a bespoke design for accessible browser play, F1 Online: The Game is a perfect complimentary experience to the HD series and will appeal to a broad spectrum of F1’s millions of fans worldwide.”

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For more information you can head on over to www.F1OnlineTheGame.com.

F1 Online is set to launch in the first quarter of 2012.