F1 2011 Joins the Vita Grid at Launch
Posted by James Newton
Start your engines
The officially licensed and critically well-received racer lands in Europe on Vita launch day — that's 22nd February 2012, of course — with a new video below showing the game running on Vita. We've also got the first screenshots, but here's hoping they're from very early in development as they're nowhere near as impressive as other games we've seen on the system. Still, there's three months left to launch yet, so it could all turn around.
F1 2011™ SET TO BE A PLAYSTATION® VITA LAUNCH TITLE
NEW F1 2011 VIDEO NOW PLAYING AT www.facebook.com/formula1game
NOVEMBER 16th [10am UK] Today Codemasters® announced that F1 2011 is set to be a launch title for PlayStation® Vita on 22nd February 2012. To mark the news, Codemasters has launched a new video showing how iconic circuits including Monaco, Melbourne and Silverstone are authentically recreated for portable play as players are invited to compete on the go. The trailer, featuring gameplay footage including a cast of FORMULA ONE™ stars racing wheel-to-wheel, is now showing at www.facebook.com/formula1game.
F1 2011 for PlayStation Vita is tuned for FORMULA ONE racing on the go and will feature all the official teams, drivers and circuits from the 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. Players can compete for motorsport’s ultimate prize across a full season, including practice and qualifying sessions, enter an individual GRAND PRIX™ or jump into Time Trial mode. An additional and extensive Challenge mode is perfect for portable play, with gamers completing a wide range of objectives including checkpoint, gate and overtaking challenges.
Players are also invited to compete on the go with a range of multiplayer modes. Gamers can race wheel-to-wheel in four player GRAND PRIX races, go head-to-head in Time Trials or team up with a friend in F1 2011’s two-on-two co-operative career mode. Multiplayer modes can be enjoyed online and via the PlayStation Vita’s WLAN connection. Gamers can tailor their experience across solo and multiplayer modes by adjusting race distance, tuning their car, choosing from a range of driving aids and selecting tyre, fuel and weather options.
Whether players want to jump in and race, play against their friends or build a career from rookie to FIA FORMULA ONE DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPION, F1 2011 for PlayStation Vita is perfect for all fans of the world’s fastest sport.
The PlayStation Vita edition of F1 2011 is a co-development between Sumo Digital and Codemasters Birmingham and will be available at launch for Sony’s new handheld console. F1 2011 for Nintendo 3DS™ is also in development, and F1 2011 is available now for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows®. To get all the news straight from the studio race over to www.facebook.com/formula1game or follow the team on twitter at www.twitter.com/formula1game.