F1® DRIVERS PREPARE FOR NEW FRENCH GRAND PRIX™ WITH F1® 2018 GAME

Codemasters® has today released a new trailer for F1 2018, the official videogame of the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, that showcases the return of the French Grand Prix to the calendar by talking to the local F1 drivers about the recreation of their home circuit in the new game. French nationals, Romain Grosjean, Esteban Ocon and Pierre Gasly, as well as Renault Sport Formula One Team’s Carlos Sainz, talked to Codemasters about the new Circuit Paul Ricard and their experience with the game. Available to view now at www.youtube.com/formula1game the new trailer for F1 2018 shows the first ever gameplay footage of the Circuit Paul Ricard as the four drivers navigate their way around the track, talking about their experiences. “Of course the French Grand Prix is the one I am most looking forward to in the year,” said Haas F1 Team driver, Grosjean. “It will be my first time racing in my home Grand Prix and a lot of French fans are coming to support us.” Gasly added: “I am massively excited. To have a home Grand Prix is a special feeling. You can really feel the support.” This was also the first time that the four drivers were able to get their hands on F1 2018, which 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. “I have been playing games since I was a kid… and I haven’t stopped,” said Ocon. “The games have evolved massively and are getting more and more realistic. It is still my routine to go training during the day and I play for one or two hours in the evening… and I find it very useful. When we […]

The post F1® DRIVERS PREPARE FOR NEW FRENCH GRAND PRIX™ WITH F1® 2018 GAME appeared first on Codemasters.

2009 Brawn announced for F1® 2018

Codemasters® has today released a new trailer for F1 2018, the official videogame of the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, that reveals two stunning classic F1 cars that will feature in the new game*. 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 new trailer showcases the championship winning 2009 Brawn BGP-001, as driven by that year’s F1 World Champion Jenson Button and his team mate, Rubens Barrichello, and the 2003 Williams FW25, of Juan Pablo Montoya and Ralf Schumacher. Both of these cars will feature in the ‘Headline Edition’ of F1 2018, which is available for pre-order now, and will be available as DLC at a later date after launch. The reveal trailer is now playing at www.youtube.com/formula1game. Further classic cars will be revealed in the coming weeks. Brawn completed an incredible double World Championship in its only season as a team, securing both the 2009 drivers’ and constructors’ titles. The car won eight races that season including six wins for Jenson Button in the first seven races of the year. Button went on to win the Drivers’ World Championship ahead of Sebastian Vettel. “The inclusion of classic cars in last year’s game was a huge hit with our players and fans of the sport so we wanted to build on that with the inclusion of more classics in F1 2018,” commented Paul Jeal, Franchise Director for Formula 1 at Codemasters. “The Brawn is without doubt the most requested classic car by our passionate F1 community, so we are delighted to be bringing it to the game. “To win both the drivers’ and constructors’ World Championships in your only season is a phenomenal […]

The post 2009 Brawn announced for F1® 2018 appeared first on Codemasters.

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 […]

The post Finalists gear up for the Volkswagen R DiRT World Championships finale appeared first on Codemasters.

TAKE A LAP OF MONACO WITH CHARLES LECLERC IN F1™ 2018

SAUBER DRIVER REVEALS FIRST GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE, VISUAL UPLIFT AND MANUAL ERS ALSO CONFIRMED Codemasters® has today released the first gameplay footage for F1 2018, the official videogame of the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, with Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team’s Charles Leclerc driving a lap of his home track, the iconic Circuit de Monaco, ahead of this weekend’s race there. 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. Showcasing F1 2018’s enhanced visuals the trailer, available to view at youtube.com/formula1game, takes us on a lap of Monaco narrated by the 20 year old Monégasque Sauber driver, who was filmed playing the new game in Baku, Azerbaijan recently, and who is also a keen gamer. Speaking about F1 2018, Charles said: “I love playing the F1 game! As soon as I get out of the car, I miss racing. So, when I am back home, I play for fun. This is the closest I can get to driving a Formula 1® car outside of the track, so it is always very enjoyable to play.” On the recreation of Monaco in F1 2018 Charles added: “First of all, I was amazed at how realistic the scenery was. Being born in Monaco, I know the circuit very well. Well done for visualising the track so nicely in the game. My favourite part is the last sector because there is a great rhythm to the drive there.” With regards to the visuals unveiled today in the new Monaco footage, Stuart Campbell, the new Art Director on F1 2018 said, “One of the biggest visual uplifts for F1 2018 are our revised lighting, sky, clouds and atmospherics systems. These […]

The post TAKE A LAP OF MONACO WITH CHARLES LECLERC IN F1™ 2018 appeared first on Codemasters.

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 […]

The post MAKE HEADLINES IN F1™ 2018 appeared first on Codemasters.

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. […]

The post F1 Esports Series is about to start its second season appeared first on Codemasters.