F1 can be Codmasters’ FIFA, says CEO

Friday, 19th November 2010 12:26 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Codemasters CEO Rod Cousens has told MCV its F1 series can easily have their own yearly-iterations in a similar fashion to EA’s FIFA.

Codemasters were awarded the rights to the IP in 2007 from Sony by FoM.

Since then, they’ve released two titles: F1 2009 for PSP and Wii and the critically-acclaimed F1 2010 for PS3, 360 and PC, the latter of which went number one in the UK charts at release in September.

“There’s no reason why F1 can’t be as established and important a part of our annual release schedule as FIFA is to EA. I believe we won this licence because racing games are in the DNA of Codemasters,” said Cousens.

“Other companies would have paid more, but it came down to the quality of the game.”

Next year’s release has already been planned, with a browser title also coming as well.



  1. Stardog

    2010 is completely broken, so here’s hoping 2011 is worth the cash.

    The AI needs remade. Some races they’re terrible at certain turns, and some races they’re inhumanely good at certain corners. When you’re in a Red Bull/Ferrari the game is easy on the hardest settings.

    The “live the life” career is nonsense — it’s just a 3D menu with a leaderboard. GP4 did all this years ago. The only thing it has is the contract offers.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    To be honest, I haven’t seen anything gamebreaking.

    It only went to the dashboard once for me without my say so, but that’s it

    Fantastic game. Easily top ten of this year for me.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    I have no idea how the game plays.

    W/O a demo I will either wait for this game to hit bargin bin or give it a pass all together.

    And tbh, I think NFS HP is going to get myy racing purchase this year/coming months. Just feels like a better fit and more fun to me. I have already played a lot of sims and for the most part they all play and feel the same after awhile.

    #3 4 years ago

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