Several older F1 racing games that were developed and published by Codemasters have been delisted on Steam and removed from sale with no explanation.
While Frontier Developments is hard at work on developing F1 Manager 2022, we've heard neither hide nor hair of Codemasters' F1 2022. Now, it seems that several of the company's older F1 games have been suddenly removed from sale on Steam.
What's Happening with Codemasters' F1 Racing Games?
As shown on SteamDB's history tracker, seven F1 racing games developed by Codemasters were delisted on Steam. The oldest game of this bunch is F1 2012 and the newest game was F1 2018.
Here's the full list of what was removed:
Removed F1 Racing Games on Steam
F1 2013 had its Steam page entirely removed at an indeterminate point over a year ago. As for the above seven games, all of them have the same standard delisting message.
Notice: At the request of the publisher, [GAME NAME] is no longer available for sale on Steam.
None of the above-listed games are included in EA's dreaded Service Updates page which lists the games whose online services have been shut down over the years, nor are there any announcements from EA or Codemasters at the time of writing (as far as we can tell, anyway).
For now, F1 2019, F1 2020, and F1 2021 remain available on Steam. We've reached out to the involved parties about the removal of these F1 racing games and will update this article when we receive a reply. For now, all we can do is sit and wait for Codemasters to announce F1 2022 at some point in the future.