The Birmingham studios of video games giant Codemasters is to produce the next generation of its Formula One title due for release in September.
F1 2010, which will be the official game of the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, will include the official teams, drivers and circuits from the coming season in its gameplay.
The game follows Codemasters’ successful F1 2009 for Wii and PSP, which became a top five best-seller last year. The new title will become the first official Formula One game for the Xbox 360 will be the first time the game has been available for PCs in eight years.
Codemasters, whose head office is based in Leamington Spa, said the new game was being developed using its proprietary EGO Game Technology Platform which also powered top-selling games like Colin McRae: DiRT 2 and Race Driver: GRID.
The company said this technology had been further developed to accurately recreate the unique aerodynamics and handling of 200mph Formula One cars.
“The tech combined with Codemasters’ unprecedented access to Formula One teams and drivers will ensure that F1 2010 delivers the most authentic Formula One racing experience yet,” the firm said.
Other new titles announced recently by the firm include International Cricket 2010 as well as first-person shooter Bodycount.