FOR FANS OF racing simulators, the platform of choice is very rarely Nintendoâ€™s Wii.
Game developer, Codemasters, is looking to change that with a new release for that platform, F1 2009. For the first time Formula One management has extended license agreements beyond Sonyâ€™s reach allowing the Wii to become the first games console to benefit.
F1 2009 will be released later this year for the Wii and Sonyâ€™s PSP. A more detailed version of the game titled F1 2010 is set for release next year for the xBox, Playstation 3 and Windows PC formats.
The Wii version of the game will also be shipped with a Race Wheel accessory, similar to the wheel supplied with Mario Kart, but styled to look a little closer to the real thing.
In the lead-up to the gameâ€™s release, Codemasters have released in-game footage of the cars lapping the Valencia circuit. F1 2009 will also include, for the first time in any racing simulation, Singaporeâ€™s night race.
All current drivers, teams and circuits will featured in the game.