F1 Race Stars announced by Codemasters

Codemasters recently gave up on making action games to focus on race 'em ups, and what strange and wonderful fruit will this bring us? Well, er, today the publisher announced it's using its Formula 1 license to make kart racer F1 Race Stars.

Yes, in dinky little Formula 1 karts you'll race around and wacky recreations of classic Formula 1 tracks complete with jumps and loop-the-loops, collect power-ups, and do other kart things. It'll offer single-player, online multiplayer, and four-player split-screen modes.

"It's the game we've wanted to create for a long time and, building on our strong relationship with Formula One Management Limited, we're now able to bring Codemasters' long-standing expertise in track design and AI to create a Formula One racing experience quite unlike any other," senior producer Chris Gray said in the announcement.

Developed by Codemasters Racing Studios in Birmingham, F1 Race Stars is coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this November. Here's the announcement teaser trailer doodad:

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