Codemasters has today announced that F1 2012 has raced into retail stores today, and to mark the launch, Codemasters has released a gameplay trailer capturing just some of the visual and physics advancements made for the latest game in the award-winning series. Reflecting the hugely competitive current season, the video showcases stunning wheel-to-wheel racing at authentically and beautifully realised circuits, including dramatic night racing at Singapore and drivers battling the weather at Spa.
F1 2012 will also feature full RaceNet integration via an automatic downloadable update available shortly after launch. RaceNet is the free online community portal for Codemasters Racing games which tracks player’s races, rewards and rivals. Gamers will be able to extend their F1 2012 experience by participating in weekly RaceNet Events, comparing their lap and race times with friends and the wider community and tracking their progress in-game with slick infographics. New and existing RaceNet community members will also be rewarded with three exclusive free in-game helmets. Gamers can sign up for a RaceNet account today at www.racenet.com. ;
Gamers can take F1 2012 for a test drive today by downloading the demo for Xbox 360, and will then sample Season Challenge, another new game mode where players will compete across just ten races to become the number one driver on the grid. In the demo, gamers will pick a rival and aim to beat them in a five lap race at Monza, the iconic 3.6 mile track where cars can reach a top speed of 218m.p.h.