If you’ve been keeping a close eye on the progress of F1 2018, then you would have previously seen a number of hot lap style videos that have given us a little glimpse of what is to come. Today though all that changes as Codemasters release the first full gameplay video for their upcoming racer.

F1 2018 is coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC on August 24th 2018, giving you the chance to live the high life of an F1 racer. With incredible depth of detail, and a huge feature set including all the current drivers, teams and tracks, it promises to be the very best F1 title yet.

If you ever wanted to make headlines in F1, then F1 2018 will give you that opportunity. It comes with the most in-depth career mode ever seen in the franchise, 20 classic cars from the history of the sport, and new, utterly stunning visuals that sees F1 taken to the next level. And all of this can be seen in the latest trailer that Codies have released.

With improvements to the career, classics and simulation, a significant graphical uplift with the inclusion of new visual elements, including environmental mist, heat haze, track mirage effects, new engine heat haze and off racing line dirt kick-up, brings F1 2018 players even closer to the real sport.

And then we you decide to take the game online, you will find that the new Super License system has been designed to minimise the effects of poor driving in multiplayer races, rating players on their skill levels and driver etiquette and then matching them up with other of a similar ability and driving style.

“This is the most complete F1® experience that Codemasters has ever created,” said Game Director, Lee Mather. “The Career mode is the central point of the game and has been greatly expanded with the inclusion of pressurised press interviews that will directly affect your path through the sport. There is also far more flexibility for the player, including the ability to select your own rival and negotiate team moves during the season. The Career mode also expands the player’s research and development options, with each F1® team now having its own unique technology tree with differing strengths and weaknesses. What’s more, F1® 2018’s Career will also feature significant rule changes between seasons during the Career for the first time.”

“The game’s handling has also been reworked using real world F1® data to give us new suspension and chassis physics, as well as the introduction of manually deployed ERS. This all means that the cars feel great to drive and you can really feel the difference between the modern cars and the 20 classics there are in the game. There is a huge contrast between the low aero, low grip cars from the 1970s compared to the 2018 cars.”

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