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F1 2011 Goes Gold!

F1 2011 Goes Gold!

Codemasters has announced that their Formula One 2011 title for the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox has gone gold, effectively ending the pre-release development of the title.

The gold status means that the title’s code for all three platforms has been submitted for mass production. The title will be available in 15 days time, below is a celebratory group photo of the development team with lead designer Stephen Hood being especially delighted about the finished work.

F1 2011 will be released for the PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on September 23, right in time for the final races of the real life 2011 Formula One World Championship season. The new title will come with improved graphics & handling, new features such as multiplayer splitscreen, a working safety car as well as a much more extensive career mode.

  • Petros Mak

    Congratulations to them. They worked very hard and achieved their game goals. Great job! Hope the game will live up to expectations. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Sam Stratten

    Could this be the greatest comeback of all time?

    What would VirtualR say if this game turned out to be amazing?

  • Joni

    I hope the game is beta tested proberly this time, and us PC users dont have to get disapointed again with all the bugs that latest CM releases have got including f1 2010 and dirt3.

  • GT3_RSR

    OMG! A Weyland-Yutani agent infiltrated the F1 2011 dev team. This is not gonna end well.

  • Alex Sawczuk

    Imagine what a proper simracing dev studio could do with the resources to have that many staff.

  • Alex Sawczuk

    (Thinking about it, I guess iRacing has that many resources)

  • Noel Hibbard

    When does rF2 go gold?  Just kidding. This image right here just shows how the big guys can hammer out crap sims so fast. They have tons of people working on it. If ISI had a staff this large I am sure they could hammer out crap too. But I would much rather wait longer and have a quality sim that will take us another 5 years or so. 🙂

  • Volz

    Agreed, Congrats indeed.  I’m certainly not on for a bitchfest when a developer actually gets something out on schedule.  Regardless of size I think they honestly want to produce a good product and from what I’ve seen they’re actually true, hardcore racing fans which you certainly can’t say about many dev teams.  Well done and I’m looking forward to it.

  • Mike Cantwell

    I hope it is good. I hardly played the 2010 version…..

  • F1Racer

    Same here, I’ve barely touched it.  Played it a bit when it came out and pretty much left it alone a week or two later.

    I hope this fares better.

  • Marcus Caton

    Soooo much White People…

  • Marcus Caton

    Wait!…. Asian guy in Yellow.
    Almost missed him.

  • Marcus Caton

    Wait!…. Asian guy in Orange.  
    Almost missed him.

  • Ricoo

    No not even close…

  • Ricoo

    There are so few new things in F1 2011 compared to 2010 that it would have been extremely strange if they were late on shedule… :/

  • Novum

    How do you say… too many chefs in the kitchen….

  • the scrutineer

    howcome i dont see a single steeringwheel clamped to any desks?

  • the scrutineer

    howcome i dont see any steeringwheels clamped to any desks..   i see a gamepad.

  • Ross Siggers

    wow, love the congratulatory/positive comments guys, keep it up :/

  • the scrutineer

    mine was a rather simple question..

  • Ricoo

    They gathered all Codemasters staff from the surrondings (including the cleaning team, friends etc…) for the picture.

    No need of so many people just to do a saftey car. lol

  • Nathan Robinson

    There are gamepads because it is aimed at the console market. I’m gonna go out on a limb here, but i doubt many console f1 racers have wheels mounted to their coffee tables. If you race on a pc than you are a little more hardcore than the average couch potato. This sucks for us sim racers because we basically get a sim that is tailored to a gamepad. I dont like actual f1 enough to buy a game made mostly for offline use anyway. It would just collect dust in my steam library 🙁

  • Sam Stratten

    Because publishers just want you to make a hardcore sim to cater for the minority every five years…. Riiight!

    Thank god VirtualR isn’t in the business of video games.

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