Today is a very happy day! If you’ve purchased either the Legends or the Anniversary Edition, you can now enjoy F1 2019 on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam). We’re celebrating with our brand new trailer, which you can check out right here!
With the longest development cycle of any Codemasters® F1® game, F1® 2019 features of series of firsts including the 2018 FIA Formula 2 Championship™ where players can compete alongside F1® rookies, Lando Norris, George Russell and Alexander Albon. Career Mode launches with the F2™ Feeder Series; a scenario-based introduction which alters the outcome of the game based on the player’s success, actions and responses, which you can read more about in our Career Mode blog right here! And, of course, the F2™ 2019 season will be added via a free digital download later in the year.
There’s one more franchise first for you too – driver transfers, which will appear in Career Mode and mostly occur at the end of each season. Established stars including current F1 World Champion, Lewis Hamilton and arch-nemesis, Sebastian Vettel can form an unlikely partnership or continue their rivalry in the racing colours of completely new teams. All new contracts are based on performance, so talent will have the opportunity to sign for a title contender with a series of strong results or be relegated to a team whose goals are much less ambitious.
F1® 2019 features 18 classic cars, celebrating every decade from the 1970s through to 2010, and you can find the final list here. You can re-live great moments from yesteryear in the best performing cars of the generations, including the 1972 Lotus 72D, 1988 McLaren MP4/4, 1996 Williams FW18 through to the 2010 Red Bull RB6. The F1® 2019 Legends Edition also features Ayrton Senna’s McLaren MP4/5B and Alain Prost’s Ferrari F1-90 from 1990 alongside the McLaren MP4-25 and the Ferrari F10, part of the F1® 2019 Anniversary Edition which launches on Friday 28th June.
You can also customise a 2019 regulation car, created in collaboration with Ross Brawn and Pat Symonds, with a series of liveries and compete online in Multiplayer mode, and you can read more about this in our blog here.
With the F1® New Balance Esports Series continuing to grow at pace, players can keep updated with the latest news, event details, watch livestreams and highlights all through the new in-game Esports area.
The F1® Esports tab is your hub for all things related to the F1® Esports Series. When an esports qualifying event is open, this is the place you’ll be able to access it! By entering the event you’ll be able to view the event’s global leaderboard, as well as the associated trophy and prizes. You’ll also be see the final standings after an esports qualifying event has ended here too.
The tab also links to the in-game calendar, where you can check out the schedule for the entire F1® Esports Series – not just the in-game qualifying events, but also key live events and races.
Finally the tab also links to replays of online esports races, the current worldwide standings on the F1® Esports website, and information relating to the official tournament rules. Plus it will display links to recent news items regarding the F1® Esports Series.
In the Features Trailer you can also see the NEEEUM car livery (as seen in the video for the Chemical Brothers’ “We’ve Got To Try” right here), which you can purchase for your multiplayer car using Competition Points (CPs), earned through Weekly Events, Ranked Objectives and Safety Rating bonuses.
“We are absolutely delighted with the inclusion of F2™, Senna and Prost, and Career Mode Driver Transfers, as major, new additions to the F1® Franchise, as well as integrating league racing and F1 Esports for fans who want to race competitively,” said Paul Jeal, F1® Franchise Director at Codemasters. “Driver Transfers, in particular, are something that we know our players have craved for several years, and it’s fantastic to now have that functionality integrated into our 10-year Career mode and build upon the seasonal rule changes we introduced in F1® 2018 to create unique player storylines from season to season.”
“The extra development time has enabled the team to both improve and add several new features,” said Lee Mather, F1® 2019 Game Director at Codemasters. “The addition of F2™, complete with their rules and unique race weekends will give racing fans a new experience and we are particularly proud of the visual uplift to key tracks including Monaco and Bahrain, complete with all-new night-lighting effects. The early release date will enable our fans to develop their own rivalries two months earlier than previous seasons and we can’t wait for them to get their hands on the final game.”
Want to play F1 2019? You can purchase F1 2019 now from formula1-game.com, or on various first party stores below: