Finalists gear up for the Volkswagen R DiRT World Championships finale

The finale is almost upon us! The Volkswagen R DiRT World Championships final, which will take place on Saturday 26th May at Silverstone as part of the inaugural Speedmachine festival, will pit the fastest six DiRT 4 players in the world against each other live on Motorsport.tv and Twitch from 2pm BST. The partnership with Volkswagen R will see the players drive the Volkswagen Polo R Supercar during the three rallycross events in the final as well – and as well as that, you’ll see lots of pretty Volkswagen R branding appear throughout the game and during the stream. The final takes place at Speedmachine, the British round of the FIA World Rallycross presented by Monster Energy, at Silverstone (www.speedmachine.com). We’re super proud to have such an impressive headline sponsor on board for the series, and we can’t wait to see the Volkswagen Polo R Supercar in action – both in game and in real life. “We are delighted to be working with Volkswagen R on the DiRT World Championships,” commented Codemasters’ Esports Manager, Andy Gray. “It is an incredible brand which brings with it a great deal of recognition and credibility. “The quality of the competition we have seen so far in the DiRT World Championships has been immense and the final promises to be even better with the best six DiRT 4 players racing it out live at Speedmachine. We cannot wait!” “Esports is an important and continuously growing field for the automotive industry and Volkswagen R is thrilled to be the partner of the DiRT World Championships at Speedmachine. The finalists are travelling from as far as South Africa, which is incredible and proof of the global community Esports creates. We are looking forward to the finals,” comments Jost Capito, Executive Director Volkswagen R. We didn’t stop […]

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MAKE HEADLINES IN F1™ 2018

Codemasters® and Koch Media today announced that F1™ 2018, the official videogame of the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, will immerse players into the world of Formula 1® more than ever before. F1 2018 will release onto PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) worldwide on Friday 24th August 2018, the weekend of the FORMULA 1 2018 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps Circuit. “We were delighted by the reception that the highly-acclaimed F1 2017 game received, and are extremely excited to be able to further build on such a strong starting point with F1 2018” said Paul Jeal, F1 Franchise Director at Codemasters. “Over the past few years we have engaged heavily with our fan-base to understand what is important to them, and we cannot wait to unveil more details on features we know our fans will love. Career mode has been further expanded to immerse players even deeper into the world of F1 than before, with the return of a highly requested feature back into the franchise. We are also adding more classic cars, again listening to our fans as to which of the historical F1 cars they would most like to virtually drive next. Outside of those headline additions there are many other great enhancements to be revealed before the game launches.” The 2018 season has started in exhilarating style with victories for Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at both the Australian and Bahrain Grand Prix™, and then for Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo in China. Lewis Hamilton then won a thrilling and dramatic race at the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan, and most recently Hamilton was again victorious in last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. The 2018 season also sees the return of […]

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F1 Esports Series is about to start its second season

F1 Esports Series is about to start its second season F1 teams to offer positions in their official line-up to online racers Three live events to determine the Teams’ and Drivers’ Champions     Formula 1®, the pinnacle of motorsport, today announced that the second season of the Formula 1 Esports Series will start on April 13. […]

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F1 Esports Series is about to start its second season

F1 teams to offer positions in their official line-up to online racers Three live events to determine the Teams’ and Drivers’ Champions Formula 1®, the pinnacle of motorsport, today announced that the second season of the Formula 1 Esports Series will start on April 13. The teams who compete in this season’s FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ will set up their own esports outfits to compete in the F1® Esports Series 2018. This season will be split in two parts. In the first, online racers will be offered the incredible opportunity to earn a place on the official esports driver line-up for one the official F1 teams. Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport, Red Bull Racing, Force India F1 Team, Williams, Renault Sport F1 Team, Haas F1 Team, McLaren, Toro Rosso and Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team will all be offering positions in their esports driver line ups as part of the series. The F1 Esports Series will see the world’s top online racers battle it out on F1 2017, the official game of the FIA Formula 1 World Championship, in an effort to win a place in the first ever Pro Draft in July. The Pro Draft is where the official Formula 1 teams involved in the F1 Esports Series will select their drivers for the second part of the season. Every team must select at least one of its drivers from the Pro Draft. F1 2017 players on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC will be able to enter the first of the four qualifying events from 13 April. The first event sees them take control of Valtteri Bottas’ Mercedes in Shanghai hunting down a podium finish from sixth place with five laps remaining on a wet, but drying, track. The fastest ten players to complete the challenge on each platform will then race off in a live-streamed event final with the […]

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THE STAMPEDE IS COMING! Our new ONRUSH trailer showcases all-action, over the top racing

We have today released a new gameplay trailer for ONRUSH, the action packed, arcade racer that will smash its way onto the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One on 5th June 2018. The new trailer, available to view below or at www.codemasters.com/onrush, showcases the game’s bold and vibrant approach to racing with thrilling boosts, insane jumps and incredible takedowns. Designed to keep players always in the action, ONRUSH is a celebration of sensational speed, outright fun and over the top spectacle. Players battle it out on track to power up their RUSH meter which enables them to unleash the ultimate manifestation of boost and power as they wreak havoc on their opponents by performing death defying takedowns and stunts. There are eight vehicle classes in ONRUSH, each of which has its own unique style, feel and advantages. This includes the vehicle’s RUSH state with each class having different effects and abilities that can help their side claim the victory. Available to pre-order now, players can also get their hands on the ONRUSH DELUXE EDITION which includes an eight additional vehicle designs with iconic gold and black liveries, extra Crashtag artwork and Track Tombstones all exclusive to the DELUXE EDITION. Players who pre-order the game on PlayStation 4 will get early access to the ONRUSH beta before it opens up to everyone on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in May. Developed by the new Codemasters development team in Cheshire, UK (formerly Evolution Studios), ONRUSH is not about racing to the finish line. Racing with style and flair is what counts as you perform incredible takedowns and put everything on the line in order to power up your all important RUSH bar. ONRUSH will launch on PS4 and Xbox One on 5th June 2018. For more information about the game, visit […]

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THE STAMPEDE IS COMING! Our new ONRUSH trailer showcases all-action, over the top racing

We have today released a new gameplay trailer for ONRUSH, the action packed, arcade racer that will smash its way onto the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One on 5th June 2018. The new trailer, available to view below or at www.codemasters.com/onrush, showcases the game’s bold and vibrant approach to racing with thrilling boosts, […]

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Win a Rallycross test drive in the inaugural DiRT World Championships

Codemasters, in partnership with Motorsport Network, today announced that the inaugural DiRT World Championships will begin next week, giving you the opportunity to win a test drive in a stunning RX2 rallycross car* in front of a huge crowd at Silverstone. The DiRT World Championships will climax with a showpiece final at Speedmachine, the British round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, in May, and will be streamed live on Motorsport.tv. Using the Community Events system in DiRT 4, players will compete online in a mixture of rally and rallycross races to earn a place in the live streamed quarter-finals and semi-final to gain a place at Speedmachine. Details of the rounds, rules and how to take part can be found here: Driver’s Handbook // DiRT World Championships rules Operated in conjunction with Gfinity, a global leader in esports events and competitions, there are six weekly qualifying rounds in total with the first beginning on Monday, 12th February. Round One challenges you to set the best time in a two-stage rally in Australia using a Group A car. The top two times on each platform (PlayStation 4, Xbox and PC) will qualify for the quarter finals. Motorsport Network is committed to utilizing its global reach of motorsport fans to live-stream and promote the event, amplified by 200+ of the world’s most influential journalists with coverage across 21 editions in 17 languages. “We are delighted to announce the DiRT World Championships,” said Codemasters’ eSports Manager, Andy Gray. “DiRT has a vibrant, dedicated and highly engaged community so we believe that this is the perfect time to introduce an eSport element. Having the final at Speedmachine, in front of a live audience of motorsport fans, adds an incredible incentive. The fact that the winner will then be handed a chance to drive an RX2 car in front […]

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Announcing ‘ONRUSH’ – the new, all-action racing game from Codemasters

SURPRISE! Today we had the absolute pleasure of announcing our new arcade racing game, ONRUSH, live on stage with PlayStation at Paris Games Week. ONRUSH will bring all-action, gravity defying racing back to the console gaming scene at breakneck speed when it launches on PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One in summer 2018. […]

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F1™ 2017 – SEASON UPDATE AVAILABLE NOW

Today, we’re announcing that F1™ 2017, the official videogame of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, now features updated car liveries as well as several new features and improvements.   Patch 1.9 for F1™ 2017 is available now for PlayStation®4, Xbox One and PC and includes the much requested updated car liveries. We’ve also […]

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