Codemasters announces F1 Online: The Game

UK studio to release Facebook title to support its F1 brand
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Codemasters has announced F1 Online: The Game, a Facebook-exclusive F2P casual title supporting the firm’s F1 triple-A licenced games.

Set for release in Q1 2012, the game is a team management and racing sim based within the Facebook environment.

“Formula One is a proven major games brand that resonates with players on a global level and is recognised as one the biggest sports licenses in video games," said Codemasters Online VP David Solari.

"As the worldwide gaming market evolves, 2012 is the perfect time to extend this series to the free-to-play market. Building on the commercial and critical success of our high-definition Formula One games, this is an exciting opportunity to bring our passion for the sport and our expertise in racing to a new audience.

“With a bespoke design for accessible browser play, F1 Online: The Game is a perfect complimentary experience to the HD series and will appeal to a broad spectrum of Formula One's millions of fans worldwide.”