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Codemasters spills the beans on F1 2010 (Well, somewhat..)

Ah, finally! Codemasters has finally shown off F1 2010 in some form. For those F1 fans who are also gamers and have been living in caves for the past year, Codemasters acquired the license for Formula One games and churned out F1 2009 last fall with a little help from Sumo Digital. I only played the PSP version of F1 2009, which was probably only average. I’m not really one hundred percent sure because the control scheme prevented me from playing the game as much I would have liked to. F1 2010 will instead be released in September on the PC, Playstation 3, and Xbox 360 as opposed to any handheld or underpowered Nintendo console.

F1 2010 will be, as far as I am aware, developed completely inhouse by Codemasters, and will use the same game engine (the EGO engine) that was used for GRID and DIRT 2. I actually quite like the physics in that engine, but I’m worried about the controls that we may end up with. GRID and DIRT 2 were very casual friendly racers with controls that could not decide whether they wanted to emulate an arcade or sim racer. An F1 game should feel one hundred percent sim, so I’ll be keeping an eye on that.

Anyway, here are a few scans and such. Click to enlarge.

Certainly sounds interesting, but I’m more anxious to hear about the actual racing and modes than features such as being able to talk to the media. Codemasters is quite well known for allowing players to have custom profiles and such, even allowing your name to be spoken to you in GRID, so I’m interested in seeing how they manage profiles in F1 2010. At the very least, I expect it to be as nice as it was in GRID, but we will probably also, hopefully, get a sort of appearance customization for our drivers so that we can see what they look like when they go to the podium and such. A helmet painter option also sounds like a handy idea.

More details are expected to be officially released on March 17, three days after the Bahrain Grand Prix. Hopefully Codemasters will show off some impressive gameplay videos!

  1. g zoli
    October 3, 2010 at 3:18 PM

    spa rain

  2. g zoli
    November 10, 2010 at 6:10 AM

    f1 codemasters hungaroring :

  3. g zoli
    November 12, 2010 at 5:20 PM

    vettel vs my melbourne :

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