Games developer Codemasters announced that their F1 2011 racing game will launch with the new PlayStation Vita handheld console on 22 February 2012.
“To mark the news, Codemasters has launched a new video showing how iconic circuits including Monaco, Melbourne and Silverstone are authentically recreated for portable play as players are invited to compete on the go,” the company said.
The title will feature all the official teams, drivers and circuits from the current 2011 championship, and players will be able to compete for the drivers’ championship through a full season, including practice and qualifying sessions.
“An additional and extensive Challenge mode is perfect for portable play, with gamers completing a wide range of objectives including checkpoint, gate and overtaking challenges. Gamers can race wheel-to-wheel in four player GRAND PRIX races, go head-to-head in Time Trials or team up with a friend in F1 2011’s two-on-two co-operative career mode. Multiplayer modes can be enjoyed online and via the PlayStation Vita’s WLAN connection,” the company added.
The trailer, featuring gameplay footage including a cast of F1 stars racing wheel-to-wheel, is now showing at www.facebook.com/formula1game.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor