(3pm UK) – Today Codemasters® launched the first gameplay video for F1 2011, the follow up to the fastest-selling FORMULA ONE™ game ever released, now showing at http://www.youtube.com/formula1game. F1 2011 is in development at Codemasters Birmingham for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows® and is available for pre-order now ahead of its worldwide launch on September 23rd 2011.
The new video for F1 2011 gives an insight into some of the innovations and enhancements in the official game of the 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. The trailer shows exciting wheel to wheel racing, enhanced by KERS and DRS, as well as highlighting improved garage, paddock, pit lane and Parc Fermé cinematics that further immerse the player into the life of a FORMULA ONE driver.
In F1 2011 players will be challenged to ‘Be the driver, life the life, go compete’, with wide-ranging advancements on and off the track and a vastly extended multiplayer component. F1 2011 will feature all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from the highly anticipated 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, including the current FIA FORMULA ONE Drivers’ World Champion Sebastian Vettel. The 2011 season also sees the debut of the 2011 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF INDIA at Dehli’s Jaypee Group Circuit and the return of the German GRAND PRIX™ to the iconic Nürburgring.
Bespoke handheld editions of F1 2011 are also in production for Nintendo 3DS™ and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita), each designed to take advantage of the new platforms’ unique capabilities; specific release dates for the handheld editions are to be announced.
In production at Codemasters Studios Birmingham, F1 2011 is being developed using the EGO Game Technology Platform, Codemasters’ proprietary tech that powered the critically acclaimed, 2 million-plus selling F1 2010, GRID and currently driving DiRT 3.
F1 2011 will be released September 23rd 2010 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Games for Windows with handheld editions to follow. To get all the news straight from the studio and to win the chance to play F1 2011 ahead of its release, race over to www.facebook.com/formula1game or follow the team on twitter at www.twitter.com/formula1game.