Codemasters will launch a new, free online F1 game in the first quarter of next year.
F1 Online: The Game will allow players to both manage a team and drive the cars in a season of F1.
The full 2011 season including all the drivers, teams and cars will be recreated. They will be able to create their own team, design its livery, and manage the commercial, research, production and race crew side of the team.
The game will use Codemasters’ Unity game engine and be available for PC and Mac formats.
David Solari, the vice-president of Codemasters Online, said: “Formula 1 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.
“Building on the commercial and critical success of our high-definition Formula 1 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 Formula 1?σΤιΌΤδσs millions of fans worldwide.”
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Codemasters will release F1 2011 on September 23rd for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC.