Codemasters has been on a roll lately, delivering top class games in the racing genre, from rally to street racing, but more importantly, Formula 1 racing of course. At a recent press conference, chief game designer Steve Hood told Gamerzine that the idea of releasing DLC of classic F1 battles would be a â€œcool thing to includeâ€.
â€œWhen you talk about historical stuff, we really want it! I want to be able to race the ’92 Monaco race with Senna versus Mansell as a particular scenario – it would be awesome! I think it’s more likely for the first instance to get individual cars and build scenarios around them, rather than building the entire field in a season.â€
"I don’t think it would be a standalone game because the further away you get, the less likely you are to have a market for that. However, I do think it’s a cool thing to include and if it was built on top of the game as DLC, I honestly think Codemasters could make money out of it and gamers would appreciate itâ€.
"We’re pressing to do DLC. We have those discussions, we’ve been having them since ’10. If Codemasters keep those licenses rolling and the Concorde agreement gets renewed in 2013, I think we’ll definitely hit that mark."
So while its unlikely that we’ll be seeing such DLC in this years F1 game, it is a possibility that future versions will have such content. If it does come to pass, I’m looking forward to reliving an infamous Ayrton Senna moment, wherein he straight on crashed into Alain Prost at Suzuka in 1990, in order to preserve his championship lead.
Last Updated: July 13, 2011