Codemasters, known for developing and publishing some of the most popular racing games, has announced that it has extended its contract with Formula One Management. It will continue making the official F1 games until 2025. Also, there is a possibility that this contract will be extended for 2026 and 2027 as well.
Codemasters has held exclusive rights to develop the official F1 franchise since 2008. Since the first release in 2009, the F1 games have won many awards and got good reviews by the critics.
The latest one, F1 2019, is also critically acclaimed and shortlisted across several categories in both the 2019 TIGA Awards and the Golden Joysticks. F1 Mobile Racing, which debuted in 2018, has over 12 million installs and went to number one in the Racing category in 150 countries.
Frank Sagnier, Chief Executive Officer at Codemasters, said: “We are delighted to be extending our long-term partnership with the pinnacle of motorsport.
Both the sport and game franchise are going from strength to strength and the arrival of new platforms, business models and territories, combined with the rapid growth of the F1 Esports Series, give us a springboard to even greater success.“
He also thanked the team for their hard work and said he looks forward to seeing what they will offer next to the fans of F1.
Frank Arthofer, Director of Digital and Licensing at Formula 1, said: “Since 2008, Codemasters has been an invaluable partner to the franchise, consistently creating games of the highest quality and enabling fans to get even closer to the world of F1.
Together we share a common vision for increasing the global appeal of F1 and the official video game of the FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP continues to be a key part of that strategy.”
This is the longest extension in the partnership’s history. According to Codemasters, this demonstrates the global success of the game and the shared vision for increasing the international appeal of F1.