Codemasters has the F1 license until 2025

Codemasters has the F1 license until 2025

UK racing game specialist Codemasters has announced that it has extended its license with the Formula One World Championship to 2025.

The firm revealed that its deal with the sports organisation has been prolonged four years, having initially been set to end in 2021. There's also the possibility of Codemasters having the F1 license up until 2027 due to the option of an additional two years.

Codemasters has had the FI license since 2008.

“We are delighted to be extending our long-term partnership with the pinnacle of motorsport,” Codemasters boss Frank Sagnier (pictured) said.

“Both the sport and game franchise are going from strength to strength and the arrival of new platforms, business models and territories, combined with the rapid growth of the F1 Esports Series, give us a springboard to even greater success. I’d like to thank the team for the incredible hard work they have put into this franchise over the last ten years, and I look forward to seeing how they continue to innovate to surprise and delight our current players and bring new fans to the exciting world of Formula 1.”

F1 digital and licensing director Frank Arthofer added: “Since 2008, Codemasters has been an invaluable partner to the franchise, consistently creating games of the highest quality and enabling fans to get even closer to the world of F1. Together we share a common vision for increasing the global appeal of F1 and the official video game of the FIA Formula One World Championship continues to be a key part of that strategy.”

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