Codemasters have today dropped the first real details regarding F1 2016 and it promises to be the most thorough experience yet!
Releasing on Xbox One, PS4 and PC later this summer, F1 2016 will feature a new career mode that will take you deeper than ever before into the world’s most glamorous, exciting and prestigious motorsport – both on and off the track.
The new career mode will bring new goals and expectations, decided by your choice of team and it’ll be up to you to ensure you back-of-the-grid stragglers earn as many points as possible, or your title contenders challenge for the podium in each and every race. F1 2016 will also include stunning hospitality areas for each team that act as the player’s game hub and you’ll get to work with the Research and Development Engineer and Player Agent to develop your progress.
The recreation will be further enhanced with the addition of the Safety Car, the Virtual Safety Car and the new street circuit set in Baku, Azerbaijan. You’ll obviously be finding the Haas F1 team making their debut as well!
“F1 2016 is a massive step forward for the franchise”, said Lee Mather, Principal Games Designer at Codemasters. “The new career mode sits at the heart of the game and allows gamers to create their own legend over a career that can span for up to a massive ten seasons. Beyond improving upon the fastest and most thrilling on-track racing experience in gaming, F1 2016 uniquely offers the drama and vehicle development that goes on behind the scenes. A rich car upgrade system is fully integrated into a new and deep practice development programme which mirrors the tests carried out by the teams in real life.”
Mather continued: “The career mode, together with the re-introduction of the Safety Car, the first inclusion of the Virtual Safety Car and a number of other unannounced improvements means that F1 2016 will have more new features than any other year of the franchise.”
Fingers crossed Codemasters deliver on these promises.; The screenshots below seem to indicate the F1 franchise is still in safe hands!