F1 2012 demo available soon

Codemasters has announced that a demo for F1 2012 will be introduced this week ahead of the full game’s launch on 21 September for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

A screenshot from F1 2012, which will launch this week (image: Codemasters Racing)

To mark the news, Codemasters have released a new gameplay trailer recreating key moments from the blistering opening to the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship which saw an unprecedented seven winners in the first seven races. The video is now accessible via the newly launched www.formula1-game.com.

The F1 2012 demo will launch on Xbox 360 in Europe and North America today, for Windows PC worldwide and PlayStation 3 in North America on 11 September and for PlayStation 3 in Europe on 12 September.

In the demo, players will sample two of the game’s new features, Young Driver Test and Season Challenge. In the Young Driver Test, which takes inspiration from the real-life event held at Abu Dhabi, players will learn how to handle and get the most out of motorsport’s most exciting and responsive racing cars with a series of tests and videos.

Gamers will then sample Season Challenge, a new game mode where players will compete across just ten races to become the number one driver on the grid. In the demo, gamers will pick a rival and aim to beat them in a five lap race at Monza, the iconic 3.6 mile track where cars can reach a top speed of 218m.p.h.

Staff writer