F1 to go free-to-play at the beginning of 2012
Codemasters has announced details of their new free-to-play Formula One title combining racing and team management in an online multiplayer arena.
F1 Online will feature top down F1 racing action and team management gameplay giving fans the opportunity to create and manage their own F1 team and compete against other F1 enthusiasts.
Codemasters Online boss David Scolari said: "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. 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."
F1 Online is due on the starting grid in the first quarter of 2012. F1 fans can register for updates and get more information on the game on the official website.