The current global pandemic may well mean that the glitz and glamour of F1 is currently consigned to that of the virtual world, but at some point in time the 2020 season will hopefully kick off proper. And when it does Codemasters will be ready as they’ve today announced that F1 2020 will soon be hitting the Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia starting grids – with a whole host of new features confirmed.
F1 2020 will release on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia come July 10th 2020, giving players the opportunity to take in the latest F1 season from the comfort of their own homes.
F1 2020 promises to bring many new ideas too, with a brand new ‘My Team’ game mode allowing players to create their very own F1 team before taking their place alongside the established 2020 line-up. ‘My Team’ will provide a new driver-manager experience that offers a unique insight into the world of F1. Sitting alongside that will be the brilliantly acclaimed Career mode which allows players to work with a choice of three season lengths, with your overall decision dictated by your time, patience, and love for the sport. Codies’ F1 racer will let you choose from the original full 22 race season, or shorter 10 and 16 race season options, with the new circuits of Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort included for the very first time.
Further to that though and F1 2020 gets better still, delivering social play with friends as a two-player split-screen makes a welcome return, alongside a host of new options designed to help new players adjust the F1 challenge to match their expertise. These will complement the core F1 and F2 racing experiences which remain as challenging as ever for those who love the intensity of simulation racing.
And finally, in a year when one of the best drivers the world has ever seen – Lewis Hamilton – has the chance to match the seven world championships of the legendary Michael Schumacher, comes the F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition. Providing three days early access, this will let you drive as the legendary German driver in four of his most iconic cars: 1991’s Jordan 191, 1994’s Benetton B194, the Benetton B195 from the next year and the stunning Ferrari F1-2000 from 2000. Should you go all-in with the Schumacher Edition then you’ll also receive exclusive content including themed car liveries and driver customisation items, including a unique podium celebration.
If you’re a passionate F1 fan and wish to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Formula 1 with F1 2020 then you will be able to pre-order or purchase the Schumacher Deluxe Edition or the ‘F1 2020: F1 Seventy Edition’, which will ensure you receive an exclusive set of in-game items. And better yet, a Limited Edition F1 2020 Steelbook will also be available via selected retailers.
“F1® 2020 promises to be our biggest and most innovative title to date,” said Paul Jeal, F1® Franchise Director at Codemasters. “Our core players will welcome even greater gameplay depth with the introduction of our brand-new My Team feature, alongside three customisable season lengths which allows them to pick their favourite tracks. In the year where Lewis Hamilton is going for his seventh World Championship, we celebrate the greatest F1® driver of all time with our Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition, which we know will prove popular with our community.”
“As huge fans of F1®, we continue to innovate and develop game modes that bring players even closer to the real-world sport,” said Lee Mather, F1® Game Director at Codemasters. “We’ve also added new modes to enable more casual players to get up to speed more easily, and we’ve brought back split-screen for social play with friends. The additions reduce both the difficulty and time barrier to entry while retaining the car handling that our simulation players love.”
With F1 2019 providing such a stunning experience, hopes are extremely high for what Codemasters provide with F1 2020. Let us know if you’ll be one of the first on the grid, and stay tuned for further details in the build-up to that July 10th release date.