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#1 FirstnameLastname

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 14:07

This was announced a while back, what do we feel this will mean for the F1 series?

Micro transactions were already creeping in with Codies... but will be now have to pay to unlock certain drivers? Can imagine the higher profile guys tapping into what happens with football and their wealthier stars when it comes to the games.

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#2 balage06

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 14:23

To be honest, EA made some good moves lately. First, they released a story-based, single player only Star Wars game without all these DLC-microtransactions BS and made it available on all gaming store platforms for once, which sold so well that they decided to return to Steam as well, so I'm cautiously optimistic about this. I just hope that the series gets VR support at some point, it would be awesome.



#3 pitlanepalpatine

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 18:10

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Is the only appropriate response.



#4 masa90

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Posted 18 February 2021 - 19:41

So Codemasters (now under EA) is also gonna get the wrc license if I remember correctly?

 

Lets see what will happen. They have a huge expertise now around whole sports genre.



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Posted 18 February 2021 - 19:54

Potentially, we could have a great combination of EA's sports expertise and Codemasters' driving game expertise. But I'll happily wait and see.

 

When it comes to F1 games, I'd like to see a bit of competition. After all, what made Geoff Crammond's games extra special was the way they were miles better than what Ubisoft, Eidos, etc came up with. Or if consoles were your thing, it was great having EA and Psygnosis/Studio Liverpool competing against each other. We got a better product because of it.



#6 Myrvold

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 01:24

When it comes to F1 games, I'd like to see a bit of competition. After all, what made Geoff Crammond's games extra special was the way they were miles better than what Ubisoft, Eidos, etc came up with. Or if consoles were your thing, it was great having EA and Psygnosis/Studio Liverpool competing against each other. We got a better product because of it.

 

Exclusive licenses are awful for the consumers.



#7 Beggysmalls

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Posted 19 February 2021 - 12:58

Im not super optimistic about this as ea games are fundamentally micro transaction based now. Id also say ea has had a poor run with sports games over the past couple of years with fifa a madden being quite buggy and not changed alot for a number of years.
The one glimmer of hope i could see is that mabye ea decide to create a console iracing type game with multiple license tracks ect under the one game.
Codemasters did recently acquire slightly mad studios who were responsible for project cars 1 and 2 , which despite being buggy were great to play.