Codemasters have been talking to IGN about the new Formula 1 games they’ve got in the pipeline.
Formula 1 2009 will be first, out in the autumn for just Wii and PSP. It’s sounding reasonably comprehensive: KERS, strategy calls and weather systems during races, a three-year career mode, smaller challenges, multiplayer – all that. Importantly, the game will adjust to the player’s skill, which is always a good thing.
Exactly how it’s going to work on Wii isn’t clear yet. Neither is it clear how the unpredictable 2009 season is going to be handled – but I’ve written more about that elsewhere.
A fuller career mode seems to be lined up for Formula 1 2010, which will be released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next year – because it’s going to take longer to develop than the Wii and PSP interpretation. Nothing much is being said about that game at the moment though.