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Six more years of Codemasters’ F1 games on the way

Formula One will be exclusive to Codemasters for at least another six years

F1 2019 performance

More F1 games are all but confirmed as Codemasters announces the extension of its partnership with Formula One Management. The developer says it now has exclusive rights to make F1 videogames until 2025, with the option of a further two years.

The agreement represents the longest extension in the partnership’s history, which Codemasters says demonstrates “the global success of the game and the shared vision for increasing the international appeal of F1.”

Codemasters has possessed the F1 licence since 2008. The games are typically well-received by critics and players alike. Last year, the developer launched a mobile spin-off, F1 Mobile Racing, which has been installed on over 12 million devices. The most recent entry in the main series launched in June. As the F1 2019 review scores show, the game was a critical success, earning a score of 87% on Metacritic.

The FIA has increasingly tried to dabble in gaming as a way of reaching a younger audience. For example, it recently started broadcasting F1 races directly through Twitch.

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