F1 2021 might be Codemasters’ first version of the annual title since its acquisition by EA was accomplished earlier this 12 months, and is ready to be launched on 16 July.
The sport will characteristic Imola, Portimao and the brand new Jeddah avenue monitor, which might be “accessible to all gamers as free post-launch content material” to permit players to finish the complete 23-race scheduled at present deliberate for F1 this 12 months.
The addition of Imola and Portimao comes after F1 2020 didn’t characteristic any of the brand new tracks that had been added to the calendar within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in fan calls for his or her introduction for F1 2021.
F1 2021 may even characteristic a brand new story mode referred to as “Braking Level”, which can see gamers “tackle an epic journey” as they rise from Method 2 into Method 1.
The mode will “immerse gamers into the glamorous world of F1, giving a style of the approach to life each on and off the monitor: the rivalries, emotion and dedication wanted to compete on the highest stage.” It can additionally re-introduce fictional rival Devon Butler, who appeared in F1 2019.
“Braking Level is an thrilling innovation that has been years within the making,” stated franchise sport director Lee Mather.
“We’re proud to increase the sport expertise and permit gamers to stay the highs and lows of life in Method 1 each on and off the monitor. Braking Level transforms the sport and places gamers centre stage within the best racing spectacle on the planet.”
The motive force-manager My Staff mode will return once more for F1 2021, and can now characteristic at the least seven basic drivers for the mode that might be unveiled at a later date.
Additional additions to the sport for 2021 embrace a brand new two-player profession mode, permitting players to work via seasons with a buddy on-line, and a real-season begin for profession mode that allows gamers to start out the season at any time with the real-world factors standings.
“We’re creating extra selection and new methods to play,” stated senior franchise director Paul Jeal. “Actual-Season Begin permits gamers to align their profession to the F1 season. The addition of two-player Profession brings new challenges to the enduring sport mode.
“Gamers can now select to play co-operatively and share within the success or compete and try for private glory.”
F1 2021 might be accessible on on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Sequence X/S, making it the primary F1 title accessible on the latest-generation platforms, in addition to on PlayStation four, Xbox One and PC.