A new generation of Formula One video games featuring Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship was announced today by Codemasters in partnership with Atari New Zealand under its exclusive worldwide agreement with Formula One Administration Limited.
The first title in the series, F1 2009, will debut on Wii and PSP system this spring. F1 2009 will deliver an authentic and accessible recreation of the current Formula One season, including, for the first time in a Formula One title, the Singapore night race.
F1 2009 will offer a variety of race modes, including a full Formula One season and individual arcade-style challenges. Customisable driver aids will be offered to individual players, so both novice and expert drivers will be able to keep their car on track. In the game’s multiplayer mode, driver aids will enable friends and families of different abilities to play together in wheel-to-wheel split screen co-operative and competitive multiplayer races.
The PSP edition of F1 2009 will have players racing against each other over a wireless link in addition to engaging and challenging single player modes exclusively tuned for portable play, including competing in full championships.
Codemasters also announced that F1 2010 is in development at their studios and coming mid 2010 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Games For Windows. F1 2010 is being created using Codemasters’ EGO Engine technology, which most recently powered Race Driver: GRID.
For more information, head over to Codemasters’ new online destination for the game.