The F1 circus is about to rock up in France for a few tours of the Paul Ricard circuit, but in videogame form F1 2021 is gearing up to launch in just a few weeks time. Before that happens though Codemasters and EA are cranking up the hype, delivering a new Features trailer which focuses on a host of ideas, most notably that of Braking Point, My Team, the Real-Season Start and more.
F1 2021 will arrive on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and PC through Steam come July 16th 2021, with the Codemasters and EA teams promising much. In fact, after sitting in on an F1 2021 presentation in recent weeks, we’re pretty confident this could well be the greatest F1 title yet – some going since last year’s F1 2020 was an absolute stunner.
Before we get that far though, Codies and EA want to divulge details on how the multiple features of F1 2021 play out, showcasing many elements in the most recent Features trailer. You’ll want to give this video a little watch if you’re even the slightest bit interested in F1 as the game prepares to offer players a new narrative-driven feature in Braking Point, while also being able to reflect real life more than ever with new dynamic options. For My Team competitors, the stats of real-world F1 drivers will update throughout the season to reflect the action on the track, while Real-Season Start allows players to jump in at any point in the calendar that has already occurred with up-to-date standings.
Braking Point allows players to rise from the ranks of F2 to begin their F1® journey with one of five 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship teams. Featuring a combination of on and off-track moments, through a mix of racing action and dramatic cutscenes, friendships and rivalries form over three challenging seasons, you’ll find yourself being able to compete against the current Formula 1 driver line-up and make a name for yourself against a new and returning cast, including that of F1 2019 antagonist, Devon Butler.
Further to that though, F1 2021 will let players and drivers connect in more ways. The two-player Career feature offers an exciting new way to enjoy the revered Career mode, allowing players to partner with a single constructor or race head to head with rival teams in synchronous sessions. For more casual racing, the two-player split-screen feature returns, dropping in some competitive couch play. On the next-generation consoles of Xbox Series X|S and PS5, F1 2021 boasts a visual uplift, improved car body and tire damage, and faster loading times.
“F1 2021 is a tour de force offering something for every type of racing fan,” said Lee Mather, Franchise Game Director at Codemasters. “The Features trailer gives an insight into all the exciting innovations that await our players. Whether they want to experience their F1 story in Braking Point or compete with and against friends, F1 2021 is lights-out, the ultimate next-generation racing experience.”
Hit up the trailer below. And if you wish to pre-order F1 2021, you’ll find it available on the usual digital stores. Our pick would be that of the Xbox Store where you can get the uber cool digital Deluxe Edition for £74.99 – it includes seven carefully crafted iconic F1 drivers for use in My Team, including Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost, exclusive customisation content, 18,000 PitCoins, the Braking Point Content Pack and three days early access. Of course, the Standard Edition is there too.