2009 F1 game will be sim – Codemasters

Formula 1 World Championship Edition, Playstation 3

Codemasters’ 2009 F1 game will be a simulator as well as an arcade-style racing game according to one of the company’s executive producers.

The producer, who posts as ‘Uncle Chewy’ on the Codemasters forum and worked on racing titles “Colin McRae: DIRT” and “Race Driver: GRID” said the F1 game will be significantly different from those titles (emphasis added):

GRID and DiRT are aimed at an arcade audience and they do that very well. F1 has different requirements and will get a completely different treatment from our in-house team, including full on sim options, physics, rules and regs etc. We will also have arcade requirements catered for as well. How this will be split we do not know yet, but split it will be.

This news will surely be welcomed by the many fans who responded to the 2009 F1 game wish list asking for arcade and simulation modeos in the game.

It’s really encouraging to see how Codemasters are listening and responding to F1 fans and I hope they take on board many of the suggestions in the wish list – not just mine, but many of yours too:

  • “Include a ??coaching?? segment to actually tell people how to do it right” – Fred Scheckter
  • “Why don?t they let you control the celebration scenes, where you could spray champagne over the drivers/cameraman at your will? Players will probably like this kind of fun freedom.” – Dom
  • “For a proper career mode they could include the junior racing categories that f1 drivers go through – karts, Formula Ford, Formula BMW, Formula Renault, Formula 3, GP2 etc.” – Mute
  • “They need to take a look at how detailed Geoff Crammonds GrandPrix 4 was, in terms of being able to change all aspects of the car, the ride heights/springs/dampers/brakes/gear ratios/wing angles. etc.” – Ross
  • “Convincing damage modelling! If I touch a barrier or another car I don?t want to just bounce off it. I want to see carbon fibre literring the track and affecting the driving line.” – Andrew
  • More of your suggestions

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32 comments on 2009 F1 game will be sim – Codemasters

  1. Rob W said on 11th July 2008, 8:20

    Codemasters can’t be praise highly enough for their quality of products, and I have to agree with ‘Ross’ about looking at how GrandPrix4 was so detailed, we can all hope the guys at codemasters listen aswell.

    I’m not too sure about spraying champagne, but the ability to sit in the pits and play chicken til the last moments would be fun!

  2. Sush said on 11th July 2008, 10:52

    the ability to manage the team would be nice….
    ei. test and reserve drivers, so you can play the Flavio Briatore simulation…. “HEIKKI, YOU’RE CRAP!”

    which means using your teammate to test out configs much like Heikki did for Lewis at Istanbul.

  3. Ithink that should Put a bit where u can create a team or create a person and make it look like u not just from a row of models theyv’e made

  4. lauren said on 19th October 2008, 15:16

    this game has so much potential :)

  5. Jonathan Pulliam said on 13th December 2008, 17:01

    Maybe what’s needed is a button you could push and fanboys asking for things like champagne in a racing sim would just go away.

    I’m appalled that you so-called enthusiasts are suggesting such poor ideas. How’s that going to aid Codemasters?

    Equally shocking is that they’ve thrown away their whole budget on BRAND instead of REALISM.

    I’m not going to waste one more minute of my time explaining why F1 2009 will be a laughable pile of ****.

    You ask for crap, and that’s what you’ll receive.

  6. blurb said on 17th January 2009, 20:59

    put f1 09 on ps2 as well

  7. IaMeRe said on 7th February 2009, 21:26

    I did a thread on superlience for fair racing the other day

  8. IaMeRe said on 7th February 2009, 21:27

    I did a thread on superlience for fair racing online the other day

  9. zedex93 said on 17th March 2009, 19:03

    will that game be on ps2?? because that would be cool

  10. epa_punisher said on 29th March 2009, 10:46

    should be based on the 09 season. career mode should be like the one on f1 05. loved that game. MUST have online.

  11. epa_punisher said on 29th March 2009, 10:49

    oh and i forgot should have online rankings and teams

  12. looks good hope it will be

  13. look good

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