“F1 2010″ by Codemasters arrives for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in September

Early screenshot of F1 2010 by Codemasters

Early screenshot of F1 2010 by Codemasters

The long-awaited 2010 F1 season game by Codemasters will go on sale in September this year.

“F1 2010″ is being produced for Playstation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. Players will get to drive the new Korean Grand Prix circuit in the game before the cars have raced there for real.

See below for the first screenshots of the game.

The only officially-licensed F1 game will feature all the tracks and cars from this year’s F1 season. The new rules including the refuelling ban will also be simulated.

However none of last season’s cars will feature due to licensing restrictions.

Here’s how Codemasters describe the title:

In “F1 2010″ gamers will take on the full, expanded grid in a variety of game modes including Grand Prix, Championship, Time Trial and an extensive, innovative Career mode. “F1 2010″ will also feature a highly advanced damage model, fully dynamic weather system and extensive competitive multiplayer options.

In production at Codemasters Studios Birmingham, “F1 2010″ is being developed using the EGO Game Technology Platform, Codemasters’ proprietary tech that powered the critically acclaimed, million-plus selling “Colin McRae: Dirt 2″ and “Race Driver: Grid”. The award-winning technology has been further developed to accurately recreate the unique aerodynamics and handling of 200mph-plus Formula One cars. The tech combined with Codemasters’ unprecedented access to Formula One teams and drivers will ensure that “F1 2010″ delivers the most authentic Formula One racing experience yet.

There will be a launch event for the game next week at which I hope to find out more about the title, such as how they plan to create a realistic version of a circuit that hasn’t been raced on yet.

When the game was first announced last year we drew up an exhaustive wish list with over 300 comments suggesting ideas fans would like to see in it. Which of these should make it into the final game?

Let me know what else you’d like to find out about the game at the launch in the comments.

“F1 2010″ pictures

Codemasters “F1 2010″

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107 comments on “F1 2010″ by Codemasters arrives for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC in September

  1. wasiF1 said on 10th March 2010, 17:29

    This should have been the prize for the winning the F1F championship!

    • Jarred Walmsley said on 18th March 2010, 4:38

      Now theres an idea, but include the winners choice of a PS3/XBOX 360/Wii. Or you can just flog the silverstone tickets on trademe and buy it yourself

  2. matt88 said on 10th March 2010, 17:33

    Still playing on Geoff Crammond’s GP4, since then there have been only crappy arcade games. Does anyone knows where that guy is hiding, I still hope in a brand new GP5, but this F1 2010 seems great too!

    • utan said on 10th March 2010, 18:39

      If you think there have only been crappy arcade games, you have not looked. There is rFactor, with a huge mod base, including lots of F1 seasons.


      There is iRacing, but is pricey.

      There is netKar pro, Live for Speed, and VGP3 as well, each with their own upsides.

      • matt88 said on 10th March 2010, 19:26

        well, you’re quite right, i know rFactor, but sincerely it will remain matter for fanatics of racing simulation unless it gains a deserved mainstream distribution. My complaint was mainly about the “official” F1 series developed by Sony.

  3. Mr Davo said on 10th March 2010, 17:58

    I hope that to increase realism, the F1 Stewards will be able to change the results of your game 3 weeks later.

  4. Hammad said on 10th March 2010, 18:23

    Any idea what the requirements will be? I was thinking of getting a new computer then anyway, and I think I can get something decent for like $900… totally worth it if the game’s good…

  5. Simon Hull said on 10th March 2010, 18:45

    I’m looking forward to the new tracks. First time for Korea, new layout for Silverstone and Bahrain. First time for Canada and hockenheim on CM version. GREAT!!!

  6. RealityCheck said on 10th March 2010, 18:57

    I’d like a “Super Sim” mode that downloads information from Xbox Live after the race weekend for you to compete in the race from the weekend.

    Eg, watch the Practice, Qualy, Race sessions, then be able to measure yourself against realtime information…


  7. Untitled258 said on 10th March 2010, 19:03

    Erm, why do them screenshots have the BrawnGP car innit?

  8. Rhys said on 10th March 2010, 19:52

    It’ll just be GRID with F1 cars and circuits – seriously, if you think they’ll bother rendering a different version of Spa, Nurburgring and Istanbul you’re nuts.

    GRID was a good game though.

    • Not that those tracks are bad rendered on GRID. Actually I was always impressed at how realistic Instambul Park and Spa Francorchamps are on that game – my favourite tracks there.

      My PC could run Grid smoothly, hope that it remains that way with F1 2010, because I won’t buy another video card just to play that game =P

  9. Fer no.65 said on 10th March 2010, 20:09

    a simulator for gods sake! that’s what i want!

    i don’t want another DIRT-like game with tremendous graphics but horrible physics…

    i want something challenging to drive!

  10. yelrom said on 10th March 2010, 20:45

    hope its on spilt screen and online

  11. scunnyman said on 10th March 2010, 20:47

    Keith can you please ask them for a full rundown of the games specs so we can see if they really did include of of our wishlist?

  12. Marc Connell said on 10th March 2010, 21:03

    Codemasters…i dont really like them anymore but ill give this game a try. it will get me away from rfactor

  13. Prisoner Monkeys said on 10th March 2010, 21:10

    I like that they delayed the game twelve months – not only do we get the new Korean, British and Bahraini layouts, but there’s a whole heap of new teams as well.

  14. Odds are they will blow this one. Older Dirt games had better physics. These guys are all about looks and not about anything other than 5 year old arcade game play.

    Besides this, September? They were supposed to have this out by Christmas last year and then it gets pushed back to… Oh, yeah! After the season’s over. Great. That will be as much fun. Its as though they don’t want to sell this title. Idiots.

    GT5, even if released at the same time, will not be competing with this title much. F1 fans are different than “car racing” fans. GT5 is mostly for middle school through high school kids in the US.

    • Prisoner Monkeys said on 10th March 2010, 22:20

      Ever visited Gran Turism Planet, especially the forums? I think you’ll change your opinions because a) most of the users are adults and b) more than just America is represented.

  15. Uncle said on 10th March 2010, 23:20

    I’m affraid it’ll be just another arcade f1 game….Right, better dig out Grand Prix 4.. Come back Geoff Crammond!

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