SYDNEY – 24th September– Codemasters® today announced that F1 2012 has raced into retail stores for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC from Steam.
To mark the launch, Codemasters has released a gameplay trailer capturing just some of the visual and physics advancements made for the latest game in the award-winning series. Reflecting the hugely competitive current season, the video showcases stunning wheel-to-wheel racing at authentically and beautifully realised circuits, including dramatic night racing at Singapore and drivers battling the weather at Spa. The video is now playing at www.formula1-game.com.
F1 2012 will also feature full RaceNet integration via an automatic downloadable update available shortly after launch. RaceNet is the free online community portal for Codemasters Racing games which tracks player’s races, rewards and rivals. Gamers will be able to extend their F1 2012 experience by participating in weekly RaceNet Events, comparing their lap and race times with friends and the wider community and tracking their progress in-game with slick infographics. New and existing RaceNet community members will also be rewarded with three exclusive free in-game helmets. Gamers can sign up for a RaceNet account today at www.racenet.com.
Gamers can take F1 2012 for a test drive today by downloading the demo for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC. In the demo, players will sample two of the game’s new features, Young Driver Test and Season Challenge. In the Young Driver Test, players will learn how to handle and get the most out of motorsport’s most exciting and responsive racing cars with a series of tests and videos. Gamers will then sample Season Challenge, another new game mode where players will compete across just ten races to become the number one driver on the grid. In the demo, gamers will pick a rival and aim to beat them in a five lap race at Monza, the iconic 5.7km track where cars can reach a top speed of 350km/h.
F1 2012 is set to deliver the most accessible and immersive FORMULA ONE™ game for fans of all abilities. Players will feel the unparalleled thrill of becoming a FORMULA ONE driver with a host of new features, wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements, including upgraded physics, visuals and audio, and extensive competitive and co-operative multiplayer components. F1 2012 will feature all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, including the debut of the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX at Austin, Texas and the return of Germany’s famous Hockenheim circuit to the calendar.