F1 2010 Demo: Release Date Extinct on PS3, Xbox 360 – Codemasters

By Posted 19 Jul 2010, 07:28

We have some disappointing news for those of you planning to pick up F1 2010 on either the Xbox 360 or PS3 now, as developers Codemasters has confirmed that there will not be any demo release for the game.

As reported from VG247, Codemasters’ community manager Ian Webster revealed the bombshell in a message posted on the game’s official forums.

Here is the statement in full: “Due to the nature of the game, and its layers of licensed content, it will not be possible to make a cut-down, limited content sample that would serve as a demo for F1 in 2010 within our production deadlines.”

Since the game is due out in September, Codemasters said that it would take too long to provide a demo of the game within that timeframe, adding that too many ‘complexities’ are getting in the way.

It is still disappointing though, either way you look at it. Let us know your reaction to the news.

  • Rob

    As long as the game isnt delayed , it's no big deal.

  • Lewis Hamilton

    Agreed no big deal if it means more time is spent on getting the game right and the release date doesn't slip its all gravey in my opinion. I think codemasters will get it right on this. The world is watching :)

  • mrk1989

    after dirt 2 and grid i have a lot of faith in codies to get this right

  • McGurk

    roll on release date!!

  • CaptainBuggaNuts

    Very disapponting in my opinion. I'm not interested in buying a game that I haven't sampled, which is why I am going to wait for GT5, which is set to be much more racing for my money.
    Also, I was not impressed with the Ego technology used in Operation Flashpoint, which is what they are using the F1 game (I love OFP2 anyway). Also, I have seen numerous issues in clips of the game, including a very unrealistic radio engineer.

    I thought this was set to be a ground breaking racing game, but now I have learnt there is no demo so I am no longer interested. Not for £40 anyway.

  • Stephen

    sucks that there is no demo but surely don't write the game off. im sure in many many games establishments they will have the game set up for peoples to play. in my opinion from what I have seen the game looks good, i love the idea of the media section. my only cause for concern was f1-2009 in wii which was absolute sh*te!

  • daveomac360

    The game is faster than you………………………….can you conform that you understand this message?

  • KingOfKingsIsMe

    see u in court lol

    • daveomac360

      I wonder if i play this game co op and my mate lets me win to get a achievement would we get done for it?? TEAM ORDERS! …..the game should make a achievement called team orders for 65 points.

  • JJJJJJake

    Wounder if there is a flexie wing involved

  • veccy150

    Dissapointed there is no game demo release, how are they expected to interest the consumer if they dont have the option to try before they buy, I think i will rent the game first before buying, cheapest place to buy is shopto.net @ £31.99

  • Andrew

    If a developer is confident in their product, try will release a demo. No demo, indicates to me that F1 2010 isn’t all it’s cut out to be. Given Codemasters’ history, this is more than likely an arcade game masquerading as a sim for as long as it can.

  • http://Google Peter

    Can’t wait to play it just bought it and on my way home

  • Keith

    Maybe if the game was good there would be one, but as there are glitches in the game, they obviously did;nt want to highlight it. Wont buy new without demo to try it out, may get pre=owned one later perhaps.