In an attempt to calm the panic storm of nervous F1 game fans, Codemasters has promised that its F1 title will definitely have "full-on sim options, physics, rules and regulations".

After having transformed its traditionally sim-focused racing portfolio into the arcade-heavy Colin McRae Dirt and Race Driver Grid, fans fear that Codies, who now has the official F1 licence, will make an arcade title out of its first F1 effort.

Not so, promises the game's executive producer. "Right, I haven't read every post in this thread, but I get the jist and just to stop you all from panicking too much... GRID and DiRT are aimed at an arcade audience and they do that very well," he said, posting on the Codemasters forums under the alias Uncle Chewy.

"F1 has different requirements and will get a completely different treatment from our in-house team, including full on sim options, physics, rules and regs etc," he goes on to promise.

"We will also have arcade requirements catered for as well. How this will be split we do not know yet, but split it will be."

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