Tue, Jul 12, 2011 | 14:51 BST
Codies “really want” to include historical races as DLC in Formula One series
Steve Hood has hinted that classic racing seasons are being talked about around the Codemasters offices for future F1 titles, and adding such a feature to the series as DLC would be “a cool thing to include.”
Speaking in an interview with GamerZines, the game’s chief lead designer said the team would “really want” to include some nifty “historical stuff,” in F1 2011 alongside the modern racing circuit.
“I want to be able to race the ’92 Monaco race with Senna versus Mansell as a particular scenario – it would be awesome,” Hood mused. “I think it’s more likely for the first instance to get individual cars and build scenarios around them, rather than building the entire field in a season.
“I don’t think it would be a standalone game because the further away you get, the less likely you are to have a market for that. However, I do think it’s a cool thing to include and if it was built on top of the game as DLC, I honestly think Codemasters could make money out of it and gamers would appreciate it.
“We’re pressing to do DLC. We have those discussions, we’ve been having them since ’10. If Codemasters keep those licenses rolling and the Concorde agreement gets renewed in 2013, I think we’ll definitely hit that mark.”
F1 2011 is out on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 September 23.