Codies expects “great things” from F1 2010, says Cousens

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 26 June 2010 21:50 GMT

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Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens has said the firm is confident that Gran Turismo 5 won’t steal any customers away F1 2010.

Speaking with CVG, Cousens said Codies expects “great things” from the game, and that fans of the series will not be disappointed.

“F1 2010 is much more than a traditional F1 racing game, so we’re not going to compromise it,” he said. “There’s been a delay in F1 enthusiasts having a game out there on next-gen systems. We’re coming in and showing what that experience can be. They will not be disappointed.

“We expect great things of it – and I think it will exceed 1.5 to two million units in Europe. The buzz for the sport is everywhere right now.

“We respect Gran Turismo. We respect all of the good racing games out there, and there is clearly an advantage to having a first party or platform holder standing behind you. It would be non-nonsensical of me to suggest otherwise.

“Sony’s ambitions probably far exceed the numbers I’ve given you. But I believe where we are in Formula One, we will attract those consumers and I’m not sure they’ll want to buy any other racing game.”

F1 2010 releases this fall for PS3, 360 and PC, and you can get the latest shots of it through here.

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