Today, we released a brand new video that highlights many of the key features in the extensive and enthralling ten-year Career of F1™ 2016. You can view it on our official YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/formula1game, or you can also find it below.
We’re also very happy to be announcing that F1 2016 will feature Multiplayer Championship, a brand new game mode that allows up to 22 players to compete against each other over the course of a season.
This new mode allows you to race as team-mates or to battle it out as different teams, as well as offering great possibilities for league play. Championships are, of course, saveable, so you can fight it out over the course of many weeks.
If you hadn’t heard about F1 2016’s Career Mode already, here’s a bit of a reminder of what’s to come on 19th August: you’ll be able to select your character, helmet and race number that will stay with you throughout your FORMULA ONE™ career. You’ll then be able to choose which of the 11 official teams you want to join, as well as which member of the team will be your team-mate, before taking to the track for the first race of the season. One thing to remember though: the higher ranked teams will have steeper expectations for you!
You’ll also experience the tension of the Formation Lap as you weave to warm your tyres, before facing the drama of the manual race start, where you will have to balance your revs and release the clutch at the right time. Get this wrong and you could jump the start and face a penalty or fail to get away from the line as the anti-stall kicks in!
Race strategy is also vital as you battle your rivals. For Pit Stops, you can choose to have control of the Pit Lane entry, meaning you’ll have to brake at the right time to avoid losing too much time, but also to avoid speeding in the Pit lane. Strategy will be key, especially under Safety Car and Virtual Safety Car conditions.
The action continues off the track and into the Paddock and Hospitality areas. Over the course of the Career, you can decide how you want to upgrade your car, by consulting with the Research and Development Engineer on areas for improvement, and by completing tasks during Practice sessions. Take your team to the top over a number of seasons, or negotiate with your Agent to move between teams and work your way up the grid. You can see our brand new Engineer and Agent in the trailer below:
F1 2016 releases on 19th August for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC (DVD), F1 2016 features all the official teams, drivers and circuits from the 2016 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. This includes the thrilling new street circuit in Baku and the Haas F1 team. F1 2016 Limited Edition includes the ‘CAREER BOOSTER’ DLC PACK, which will give players a head start in their career as well as exclusive Career Helmet and Laptop designs.
You can pre-order F1 2016 below: