F1 2011 announced for September

The next annual instalment of Codemasters' Formula 1 racing series is scheduled for September, also coming in 3DS and NGP editions.

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The next annual instalment of Codemasters' Formula 1 racing series is in development at its Birmingham studio and headed for a September release, the publisher announced today.

As well as the standard PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions, there'll be "bespoke" versions of F1 2011 for the Nintendo 3DS and Sony NGP, "each designed to take advantage of the new platforms' unique capabilities." The PC edition will be a Games For Windows Live title.

As for what's new, Codemasters promises "wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements on and off track and vastly extended competitive and co-operative multiplayer components." Teams, drivers and tracks will naturally be updated to reflect the 2011 season, including races at Delhi's Jaypee International Race Circuit and Germany's Nürburgring.

Codemasters is also running a contest offering the chance to visit visit Birmingham and play the game. All you have to do is ask a question for its video Q&A series. "Will this have as many problems as F1 2010 did at launch?" probably won't endear you to Codies, though.

Today's announcement dated F1 2011's PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions for September 23, though this is a Friday--suggesting it is in fact the UK date. F1 games are traditionally released in North America on the preceding Tuesday, which would be September 20. Release dates for the handheld editions will be announced later.

From The Chatty
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    March 24, 2011 12:30 PM

    Comment on F1 2011 announced for September, by Alice O'Connor.

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      March 24, 2011 12:45 PM

      I bet the game is going to let you control the weather on track, what bullshit, fuck you Bernie.

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        March 24, 2011 1:08 PM

        Enter The Sprinklers!

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          March 25, 2011 8:28 AM

          But if it is wet we can't use DRS :(.

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      March 24, 2011 12:46 PM

      loved F1 2010 (a little biased i admit. love f1 and run their official online store) and can't wait to play their next title.

      codemasters are really busy with Dirt 3, Grid 2 and F1 2011 in development.

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      March 24, 2011 1:04 PM

      attn: Mr.SEX

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      March 24, 2011 2:15 PM

      it would be nice if f1 2010 actually went on sale sometime soon, bloody rape dollars.

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        March 24, 2011 3:18 PM

        It went on sale on Steam a couple of hours ago.

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          March 24, 2011 3:34 PM

          holy shit, my wish came true! It's like winning the lottery.

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      March 24, 2011 6:17 PM

      yes!!!! awesome! i hope they have new features like burning cars lol

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      March 24, 2011 11:48 PM

      F1 2010 was so fucking broken I'm not even going to bother with this one. See you in 2012.

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        March 25, 2011 6:07 AM

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          March 25, 2011 8:22 AM

          The leaderboards were awesome. Loved that you could download your friends ghost and race against it. Then he woke up to find that you beat him by 9/10ths of a second.

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          March 25, 2011 10:52 AM

          third sector times = missing
          save errors = still happens. fixed by community (!). Something like saving really shouldn't be the community fixing that shit.
          lollipop man bug = still happens
          lollipop man delayed release/ultra careful release = still there. I've had the whole grid released before I was and I was the first car in!
          AI = not real lap times. Some of them are impossible to even top.
          buggy ass AI = shit like pulling out of the pit exit line and then pulling back into it as you're on the outside AT SPEED breaking your shit and causing you to get the drive-through penalty. Ultra aggressive drive through penalties.
          VO goes missing sometimes for the whole weekend.
          No pace car
          call for early pit (say 1 lap early) still means your pit will call you in the next lap as scheduled even though you've just been in the pit. This sometimes doesn't correct itself until 2 laps later.

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      March 25, 2011 12:30 PM

      SO where do I go to watch F1 racing? Interwebs? Speed network? Hop a plane to Australia?