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  1. A certain Electronic Entertainment Expo taking place this past weekend has certainly made it feel like 2021’s gaming summer is well and truly underway. Whilst keeping a cursory eye on the big shows, trailers, and reveals, the team here at Codemasters have been working diligently to make sure this summer (and beyond) has its fix of racing games excellence. The Racing Line, of course, is here to keep you abreast of what we’re up to. This time around, we’re putting a big focus on the small matter of F1® 2021’s upcoming launch! We also have DIRT 5 and Codemasters DiRT Rally Team news to update
  2. Special delivery! The Codies Racing Line is here every fortnight for a first-class service of news and information on Codemasters titles – and the virtual mailbox is full to the brim once again. No spam mail or flyers for dodgy-looking local take-outs here – only the good stuff. Without further ado, let’s dive straight into the headlines, kicking off with a heap of F1® game goodies… F1® http://blog.codemasters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/PJ_F121_AUS_HAM-1024x576.png From esports, to new content, to the first F1® 2021 previews, it’s been a huge week for the F1® series! Let’s ta
  3. A a new trailer. A cover art reveal A huge game update. A preview of our real-world rally team beginning another round of action. A money-can’t-buy giveaway. Fantastic stories from our community on the power of games for Mental Health Awareness week. To take inspiration from those legendary scribes, Smash Mouth, the news keeps coming, and they don’t stop coming. The Codies Racing Line is your fortnightly update on all the big news and info around Codemasters games – and evidently, it’s needed this week more than ever. Let’s kick off with a look at the iconic additions just revealed for F1®
  4. Welcome to another Codies Racing Line, and the first of May 2021! To be honest with you, this week’s edition of the Racing Line is a pretty normal affair – and of course, normality in these parts means an absolute lorry-load of news, reveals and details to bring you on Codemasters titles. New updates, content reveals, and much more (including a real-life motorsport victory) await… F1® Hello all, and welcome to this week’s Racing Line! F1® 2021 In case you missed it (in which case, we’re not sure what rock you’ve been living under, but hello ;) ), we announced F1® 2021 a few w
  5. It’s been another busy time here at Codemasters HQ but thankfully the Racing Line is back with another timely entry, wrapping up all the goings on over the last two weeks. Without further ado, let’s get into the biggest story of the lot… F1® 2021 How far will you go before you reach your ‘Braking Point’? The next generation of F1® gaming is on its way, as last week we announced F1® 2021 to the world, racing onto your PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, or PC via Steam on July 16. You can check out the trailer here: So, what’s to be expected in F1® 2021? Things you know and love from F1
  6. The clocks have gone forward, flowers are beginning to bloom, and we’ve seen blazing sunshine and snow in the space of a week… it must be spring! Whatever April and the new season throws at us, you can rest easy with one simple constant: more major news, reveals and general fun stuff firing out of the front door of Codemasters HQ. Our fantastic team have kept their foot to the floor as we enter month four of 2021, and the end result is another Racing Line bursting with info for you. What’s on the agenda this time round, then? Just the small matter of new content drops, big esports action, an
  7. Apologies, dear reader. Usually by the time we write this pithy introduction to the Racing Line, we’ve received detailed notes from the Codemasters team on all the big news, reveals and info we’ll be bringing you below. So far, though, nothing has come through. Perhaps there’s just no news to bring you for once. Wait, hold the phone – there’s a new email in the inbox! Let’s have a look. …Really?! …Woah, seriously? …How big? Right, there’s no time to lose. Turns out we have a lot to get through, beginning with news on our amplified off-road racer turning itself up to 11… DIRT 5 Well, wh
  8. The inaugural F1® Mobile Racing Esports Championship recently came to its conclusion – a thrilling contest over several months, won by Italian player Matteo Pagliani. After his victory, we caught up with Matteo to get his thoughts on the championship, find out more about him, and see how he plans to use his once-in-a-lifetime prize… Q: Can you tell us about yourself? My name is Matteo – I’m 21 and I live in Italy. I live near Maranello, which is of course the city of the Ferrari factory. I study computer engineering at the university in Modena. In my free time I play the drums. I have a b
  9. We’re nearly a quarter of the way through 2021 already. That’s weird, isn’t it? It feels like yesterday that we were all excited to unwrap rectangular-shaped gifts that were quite clearly a video game of some sort, but we feigned polite ignorance as loved ones eagerly watched on, terrified that they’ve purchased the wrong game. Still, it’s not as though the past three months have been a quiet affair at the world of Codemasters, as the incredible team here continue to bring new experiences to our games. The last fortnight has been more of the same, with new DLC reveals, a Xbox Game Pass additi
  10. It’s International Women’s Day 2021! Last year, to celebrate IWD we shone a spotlight on some of the fantastic women who work at Codemasters (feel to check that out here). This year, we’re going one better, with video and written interviews with women who do some amazing work across a wide variety of departments here at Codies. From game design, to HR, to licensing, to analytics and more, Codemasters is fortunate to have incredibly talented women in its ranks at many levels of seniority. Codemasters is committed to encouraging and exemplifying diversity and quality within the world of gaming,
  11. We continue to put the spotlight on the women of Codemasters on International Women’s Day with Faye. Read what she’s got to say below. Hey, could you introduce yourself to us – who are you and what do you do? Hi, I’m Faye and I am the Licensing Administrator.I am responsible for logging all agreements received within the licensing team onto our internal database. I also license some sponsors, liveries and drivers that are to be used within the games, I send out in game and marketing approvals to manufacturers and brands as required. Plus I carry out lots of vehicle research and due dilig
  12. Continuing our series putting the spotlight on the women of Codemasters, it’s time to talk to Associate Producer Siwan. Hey, could you introduce yourself to us – who are you and what do you do? Siwan Owen – Associate Producer at the Cheshire studio of Codemasters. Why do you think International Women’s Day is important? There is no doubt about it, some of us live in a much farer world now however, there is still an urgent need for gender equality. This day is important because we need to remember the courageous acts of women like Emily Pankhurst who dedicated 40 years of her life t
  13. We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by shining a spotlight on some of the talented women who work here at Codies. First up is French localisation specialist Maurine. Hey, could you introduce yourself to us – who are you, and what do you do? Hi, I’m Maurine, and I’m a French localisation specialist here at Codies. On a typical day, my job is to either translate game content or do some testing to ensure that everything is working correctly on a linguistic level. Why do you think International Women’s Day is important? It’s important for representation and to celebrate all the a
  14. We all know that gaming is an excellent form of escapism. After all, it’s a little tricky not to imagine you’re somewhere very different as you’re virtually racing at 200mph past a roaring crowd, against a fleet of other cars, right? Still, it doesn’t quite match up to an actual escape, and many of us right now are unable to pack a bag and head somewhere else for a well-deserved break, which sucks. We’re all hoping for better news on that soon – but in the meantime, consider the Codies Racing Line your free, simple, quick opportunity to switch off from everything, kick back, and go on a littl
  15. Listen: whilst we do like to have a bit of fun here on the Racing Line from time to time, we won’t be stooping so low as to theme this latest edition around Valentine’s Day, which is this Sunday. Come on people – we’re better than that. On the face of it, it may seem like an easy win, but we know that not everyone feels the need to celebrate February 14th in such a luvvy-duvvy way. Besides, there are more important matters at hand, like bringing you the latest update on all the news, reveals and highlights from Codemasters titles in the past fortnight! Very exciting stuff, as always, is on t
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