Tomorrow, F1 2012 by Codemasters releases for two major consoles (Xbox 360 & Playstation 3) and the PC (via Steam). I, on the other hand have had the game since last week (perks of the job) and I have put several hours into the game so I could come to you today and let you know my opinion on it and if it is worth your time and hard-earned money. So for a complete video review of F1 2012 scroll down below. Also below are new screen shots of Monza, and a short pros & cons list. Enjoy!
Just as the 2012 Formula 1 season is about to go underway Codemasters announces the release date (September 2012) of F1 2012as well as announcing that a new game mode “Young Driver’s Test” will be included in the next installment. In the game the Young Driver’s Test seems to combine a tutorial along with career mode. The game will walk the players through a few driving techniques then they will be sent out to earn a spot on a team. It is likely that a players performance during the test will determine what team they will end up on. In the first development diary for F1 2012 game directors Paul Jeal and Stephen Hood visited the real Young Drivers test at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi to see if playing their game helped the drivers with their test. How helpful is the game when compared to the real thing? You will see all that from the young drivers themselves in the video below.
On the heels of their successful launch of F1 2011, Codemasters is on the verge of launching “F1 Online The Game”. F1 online attempts to bring the fun of F1 racing in a “top-down view” browser based free to play online game. Players can manage their own team, run licensed teams, design their own liveries, and more. There are also several types of game modes including grand prix, quick fire challenges, and obviously multi-player racing. If this sounds like your brand of apple juice then head over to F1OnlineTheGame.com to sign up for a shot at the closed beta. The full version of F1 Online should launch sometime in the first three months of 2012. Check out the first official gameplay video below.
We have all been stuck in hopelessly boring situations: waiting in line, stuck on a long plane trip, listening to people. All those those aforementioned things suck! However there is a new and awesome way to pass time, especially if your a Formula 1 fan. Codemasters has released F1 2011 for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system! So not only can you race around the world on the go but you can do it in 3D with no dorky glasses! This is not a super condensed version of the console game either. Players still get all the teams, cars, and tracks from the 2011 F1 season, multiplayer via LAN or wi-fi with up to four players, season co-op mode, and there is even an exclusive 3DS feature in which players can put their fastest lap-times up against passers-by via the 3DS’ “streetpass” feature.
You can find the game at Best Buy or Gamestop or any other major retailer for about 40 bucks which makes this a great and easy to find gift for the racing fan in your life, just make sure they have a Nintendo 3DS. If not you can pick one up for about 170 bucks. If you are the racing fan and you are reading this then trust us when we tell you this game is a must for your wish list this year. Stay tuned for more suggestions!
Sorry for the lag but we finally have our review together for F1 2011 by Codemasters. If you haven’t bought the newest racing game from the team that brought you DiRT3 and F1 2010 then feel free to check out our review to see what we thought about it. If you want the cliff notes then we think you should buy this game!
We finally have the first look at what Codemasters’ F1 2011will look like on the new PlaystationVita handheld system. Despite still being a work in progress the game looks awesome so far. We are also thrilled to see that the PSVita version of F1 2011 will have its own form of championship co-op mode!
It is about time there was a decent handeld F1 game for fans on the go!
Los Angeles – September 15, 2011 – Codemasters® gave gamers their first hands on with the PlayStation® Vita edition of F1 2011 at Tokyo Games Show today. To accompany the first public outing of the game, Codemasters revealed the first video for F1 2011 on PlayStation Vita at www.facebook.com/formula1game.
F1 2011 for PlayStation Vita is designed to take advantage of the platform’s unique capabilities and is tuned for FORMULA ONE™ racing on the go. The first gameplay video is captured from work-in-progress footage and reveals some of F1 2011’s key features including a two vs. two co-op mode and four player competitive racing.
F1 2011 for PlayStation Vita will feature all the official teams, drivers and circuits from the 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. Players can compete for motorsport’s ultimate prize across a full season, including practice and qualifying sessions, enter an individual GRAND PRIX™ or jump into Time Trial mode. An additional and extensive Challenge mode is perfect for portable play, with gamers completing a wide range of objectives including checkpoint, gate and overtaking challenges.
Players are also invited to compete on the go with a range of multiplayer modes. Gamers can race wheel-to-wheel in four player GRAND PRIX races, go head-to-head in Time Trials or team up with a friend in F1 2011’s two-on-two co-operative career mode. Multiplayer modes can be enjoyed online and via the PlayStation Vita’s WLAN connection. Gamers can tailor their experience across solo and multiplayer modes by adjusting race distance, tuning their car, choosing from a range of driving aids and selecting tyre, fuel and weather options.
The PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS™ editions of F1 2011 are a co-development between Sumo Digital and Codemasters Birmingham; release dates are to be announced. F1 2011 launches for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows® on September 20 in North America. To get all the news straight from the studio race over to www.facebook.com/formula1game or follow the team on twitter at www.twitter.com/formula1game.