17w ago - Codemasters Community Manager Luke "Hatta" Spring revealed the F1 2013 Classics line-up today alongside detailing the PS3 developer Q&A below.
To quote: We're going to start this blog post with a big F1 Classics reveal. We've been teasing a few details since announcement, but today we're very happy to confirm the big names and legendary cars that will feature in F1 2013, plus the extra content you'll find in F1 2013 Classic Edition.
F1 Classics is a fictional racing series that allows you to race F1 cars, drivers and circuits from the 1980s and 1990s. The teams are represented by two drivers, the original that raced in the team's specific car and the team legend that has represented the team during a different era.
We're incredibly excited to have 10 iconic world champions feature in F1 Classics including Michael Schumacher, Nigel Mansell and Alain Prost. Between those and the five F1 2013 champions they've won an incredible 29 World Driver's Championships between them:
1980s (F1 2013 and F1 2013: Classic Edition)
1980 Williams FW07B - Alan Jones & Alain Prost
1986 Team Lotus 98T - Mario Andretti & Emerson Fittipaldi
1988 Ferrari F1-87/88C - Gerhard Berger & Michael Schumacher
1988 Team Lotus 100T - Satoru Nakajima & Mika Hakkinen
56w ago - Codemasters Game Designer Simon Berry has posted up a video today showcasing a kart makeover in F1 Race Stars below.
To quote: Codemasters are well known for creating racing games with lots of depth, and in many ways our brief for F1 Race Stars (out on PS3 November 20th today) was no different.
When designing the game's structure we intended to provide ongoing variety as crucially as the instant appeal you'd expect from a "karting" game.
Firstly, along with the typical race event, we have introduced a host of other modes of racing. There are eight in total, each requiring unique skills and strategy – some will feel instantly familiar to gamers, and some will feel entirely fresh and unique.
For example, we've introduced Refuel mode - based on the principles of fuel strategy in F1, where fuel re-stocks are placed around the track, but carrying less fuel means more speed. Or Trophy Chase mode, a smash and grab event where players collect trophies, found both on the track and stolen from other drivers.
Gamers should feel instantly at home with other modes such as Sector Snatch mode, where players can own sectors of each track by setting the fastest split time though it, or racing in a classic Elimination mode.
65w ago - Codemasters Community Manager Luke "Hatta" Spring has posted up a video today telling fans to buckle up confirming that the F1 2012 demo hits PSN today.
To quote: Hello, PlayStation fans. We at Codemasters are happy to announce that the F1 2012 demo will be available later today on PSN!
The demo contains a taste of two awesome new F1 2012 features. First, we have the Young Driver Test, a real life event that can determine your F1 career.
We also have Season Challenge mode's first race at Monza - let us know your fastest lap on that one. If you race like Perez did last weekend we'll be impressed!
One small note: the game's toughest A.I. difficulty does not feature in the demo. The Legend A.I. option can be accessed in the Career and Quick Race modes, both available in the main game. Let us know how difficult you find Season Challenge on hard.
Of course, the demo is just a taste of what's to come - F1 2012 offers a host of improvements over F1 2011, including fully localized weather, lap tutorials, season challenge, and the mighty Champions Mode.
This mode sees you battling it out against the six world champions - Kimi Räikkönen, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Fernando Alonso,...
122w ago - Today Codemasters Community Manager Ian Webster has shared a gameplay trailer video and answered F1 2011 PS3 questions from fans.
To quote: Knowing how large and vocal our F1 community is on PS3, along with how meticulous F1 fans are in general, we recently put out a shout out on Twitter to ask for the most detailed F1 2011 related questions you could throw at us.
The response we had to the call for questions was enormous, and our thanks go out to everyone who took the time to submit a question, the majority of which we've had answered below by Steve Hood, Chief Game Designer of F1 2011.
the_ghost__NL: what can we do in the co-op mode?
Co-op Mode enables you to play through a single season alongside a friend. Imagine the single-player experience (minus the paddock) with your friend as team-mate. It brings an entirely new dimension to Practice, Qualifying and Race sessions... can you win the Constructor's together?
Tom_Sheldon: Is the co-op championship available online or just split-screen only?
Co-op is only available Online. Elements of it are too complex system for Split-Screen
mylandro_: Will the ability to save more than four or...