Codemasters has extended its contract with Formula One Management for exclusive F1 video game rights from 2021 to 2025.
The agreement represents Codemaster’s longest extension so far and the firm has a further option for the 2026 and 2027 seasons.
The British developer has held exclusive rights to develop F1 games since 2008 and its most recent release, F1 2019, released in June to favourable press reviews.
“We are delighted to be extending our long-term partnership with the pinnacle of motorsport,” said Codemasters CEO Frank Sagnier.
“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’s director of digital and licensing, 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.”