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Friday, May 09 2008

Codemasters Secure Formula 1 Licence  by Craig D at 10:06

Codemasters have today announced that they have secured the exclusive licence to create Formula 1 video games across multiple platforms, I wonder how much that cost!

The first game using this licence is expect to ship in 2009 and will be based on the EGO Engine that's currently being used in Race Driver: GRID.

"FORMULA 1 is ambitious in expanding its reach with more circuits planned beyond recent additions in the Middle East and China. It is also ambitious in expanding its reach via technology. The digital communities that computer and video gaming creates will play a key role in further growing the FORMULA 1 audience and connecting them globally," said Rod Cousens, chief executive officer, Codemasters.

"As a world-leading creator of driving games, this alliance with FORMULA 1 is the jewel in Codemasters’ racing crown and creates an undisputed segment champion. FORMULA 1 has gone with the best, the segment leader. It has gone to the home of the EGO Engine for quality; it has gone to the company that can host FORMULA 1 Online, to the company that is streaking away from the pack."

"Codemasters’ success and recent innovations in the racing game space makes the company more than appropriately tuned for the challenge," said Chris Deering, chairman, Codemasters. "The combination of FORMULA 1’s new momentum of expansion and Codemasters’ contemporary technology and past experience is the breaking of a new dawn for the sport, on the track and on the HD game screen."
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09 May 2008 10:53
Well they couldnt get the Colin Mcrae one anymore could they?
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10 May 2008 00:21
oooooooo lol

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