F1 2010

Spotlight

Digital FoundryFace-Off: F1 2010

Constructors championship.

Digital FoundryF1 2010 performance analysis

Gameplay tests from the PS3 and 360 versions.

Digital FoundryF1 2010 replay performance analysis

Putting the F1 engine through an ultimate stress test.

Digital FoundryF1 2010: PS3 vs. PC Face-Off

RSX and Cell up against an i7 and GTX480!

Key events

26th October 2010

F1 2010 patch in submission

30th September 2010

Face-Off: F1 2010

30th September 2010

F1 2010 performance analysis

30th September 2010

F1 2010: PS3 vs. PC Face-Off

21st September 2010

F1 2010 launch trailer

17th September 2010

F1 2010

16th August 2010

F1 2010 gameplay trailer

F1 2010 iPhone edition announced

F1 2010 iPhone edition announced

Time trial modes for micro machines.

Well recieved racer F1 2010 is being ported to iOS devices, Jump Games has announced.

Priced €2.99, the game includes all the teams and circuits of its bigger brothers.

The miniaturised version focuses on Time Trial-based gameplay.

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Codies' F1 browser game announced

Codemasters is hiring for a new, original browser-based Formula One game to be developed at its Southam, Warwickshire studio.

The as-yet-unnamed game will focus on accessibility "thanks to an innovative design approach to car control". It'll offer a "persistence and depth of gameplay for a mainstream online gaming audience".

"Formula One is incredibly popular in many countries around the world, particularly in countries where online gaming is either already big or rapidly growing such as India, Brazil, Korea and China, the potential is clear" said vice president and general manager for Codemasters Online David Solari

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How do you measure your greatest gaming experiences? In the intensity of your involvement with the game - be it emotional, physical, sensory, cerebral? I think that's as good a yardstick as any. But it can put a professional games reviewer like me at a disadvantage.

Codies versus pre-owned game sales

Codies versus pre-owned game sales

Sell half a game in shops, the rest as DLC.

F1 2010 creator Codemasters has a novel idea it could use to combat the threat of second hand videogame sales – sell half a game in shops and the other half as downloadable content.

That, according to CEO Rod Cousens, would not only help tackle the earnings lost from used game sales but piracy, too.

"It's not inconceivable to say that we send out a Formula One game that's not complete - maybe it's got six tracks," he told Eurogamer sister site GamesIndustry.biz.

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Codemasters talks up F1 2011

"We'll put a lot more into the game's design."

Codemasters' Formula 1 series will eventually feed times set by real life drivers to the player so they can compete with them in real time.

F1 2010 patch in submission

The long-awaited patch for F1 2010 is in submission with Microsoft and Sony, Codemasters has revealed.

Once the approval process is completed it'll be released into the wild for gamers to download, community manager Ian 'Helios' Webster said on the official forum.

"Keep an eye out on the forums, facebook, and Twitter, as we'll let you know as soon as it's ready to download," he said.

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F1 2010: The Final Lap

Codemasters answers our criticisms and starts talking 2011.

After a false start in 2009 - ably covered by stand-in Sumo Digital with its enjoyable F1 2009 for Wii - Codemasters' new Birmingham studio has finally got its first Formula One game off the grid. If you've read our review, you'll already know that it was worth the wait.

Codemasters already working on F1 2011

Off-track side will be focus of improvements.

Codemasters' F1 2010 will release this Friday - but its senior producer Paul Jeal and lead designer Stephen Hood have revealed that they've already started work on the next instalment.

F1 2010

F1 2010

Gripped.

Heard the one about the Spaniard, the German, the Australian and the two Brits? If you follow motorsports, it's unlikely you haven't, because it's difficult to remember a Formula One season as competitive and as exciting as this year's. The performance gaps are tiny, the talent on-track enormous. Even legendary, when you consider the presence of Herr Schumacher – the man may have underperformed dismally to date, but his past achievements in the sport stand (and his consistently inventive efforts to try and barge former team-mates off the track are at least entertaining).

As the season heads away from the European circuits, with less than a race win separating the five leading drivers and an identical number of events left on the calendar, F1 2010's arrival is as exquisitely timed as a McLaren pit stop.

Hot on the exhaust of last year's fun-filled Wii release, the 360, PC and PS3 version is Scalextric to its predecessor's Fisher-Price. But that's like putting a Ferrari F1 against a souped-up Fiat – a direct comparison is unfair, not least because the two are aiming at very different markets. Here, there's no room for arcade arrive-and-drive immediacy. F1 2010 aims to be as serious as the sport it depicts.

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F1 2010

Push the Button.

It probably sounds scarcely credible now, but there was a time when Formula One titles were gaming's hottest ticket.

No Project Natal or DLC plans for F1 2010

Plus: will Virgin cars be able to finish races?

Codemasters has told Eurogamer that it does not plan to support PlayStation Move or Project Natal in F1 2010, which is due out later this year, and that we're also not going to see any downloadable content.

F1 2010

Expect showers. Showers of win.

Expect showers. Showers of win.

F1 2010

Candid camber.

"The car's the star." It's the oft-quoted cliché of the automotive industry and often applied to racing games too, aptly so in the case of a Forza Motorsport or a Gran Turismo. The sprawling interactive car catalogues that dominate the serious end of racing games lavish polygons on photo-realistic car models and processing power on simulating every pitch and twitch of their handling characteristics, often to the exclusion of all else (including damage modelling and the intelligence of your opponents).

F1 2010's career mode detailed

Simulates drivers' life both on and off track.

Codemasters has lifted the lid on its next Formula 1 game, F1 2010, at a press event in London, revealing an extensive career mode that will simulate the drivers' life in the paddock as well as on the track.