Codemasters, the folks behind Formula 1, DiRT and Grid is a veritable grand force when it comes to racing; so much so that they’ve recently refocused to doing little but racing titles. Known for their technical grasp of racing physics, their latest game might be a bit of a surprise in this post Micro-Machines world; a Formula 1 based arcade Kart Racer.
Formula One drivers have it all, right? Youth, money, fame, women, yachts, sport scars and pretty much whatever the heck they wantâ€¦ but donâ€™t let that fool you into thinking they donâ€™t like the same things we like as well.
BBC recently ran a segment during the Formula One weekend at Monza with both Lewis Hamilton and his brother Nick playing some F1 2010 over Xbox Live together with a presenter from the BBC.
Codemasters have announced that they will be releasing a browser based Formula One racing and management game that will be hitting a browser near you in the first quarter of 2012.
The game will allow you to do everything from race for existing teams all the way to creating and managing your very own F1 team and then bragging about it on a range of social networking sites, so now your friends can hate you for beating their times and clogging up their media streams!
We have the full press release as well as some grabbed screenshots of the work-in-progress after the jump.
The 2010 Formula One season kicked off this past weekend, so there is absolutely no better timing for the release of the video documentary that shows off the first ever footage of the upcoming sim racer from Codemasters.
With the aid of Formula One driver Anthony Davidson, Codemasters have been hard at work to create the best Formula One game ever made and from the looks of things, they are succeeding.
The game looks like it is going to be packed with features ranging from a really advanced weather system to dirty lines on the track and everything else that goes with racing in a Grand Prix.
F1 2010 looks set for a September 2010 release.
Hit the jump for the video.
It seems like Codemasters may be faced with quite a large problem.
Codemasters now have the Formula One license and have been at work on their first of many F1 titles. Their first licensed game will be based on the 2009 season and will release on the Wii and PSP, but there are no problems there, the problem lies in their next game for PS3 , PC and Xbox 360 that is set for release in 2010.
If you haven't heard the news, all Formula One teams with the exception of only two, had formed an association called FOTA (Formula One Team's Association) and had threatened to pull out of Formula One if the FIA didn't come to compromise with budget restrictions that started all the fuss.
Well, the doo-doo has now hit the fan, because it seems like FOTA have decided to go through with their threats.
Does this spell disaster for Codemasters?