Frontier Developments have announced that it will be ending support for the 2022 released game F1 Manager 2022. This comes only two months after the game has released to the public.
Gamer’s reception of the news so far has been extremely negative. Frontier Developments have stated that the reasoning for them to end support has been a result of focusing rather on next year’s release.
In a post on Reddit, the Community manager Chris Groves explained that the upcoming update will be the last major update in the series. Thereafter the focus will be shifted to next year’s iteration of games and minor patches to the current game.
“This next update for F1 Manager 2022 will be the last significant update that addresses player-reported feedback, or suggested changes and additions,” Groves wrote. “Any potential updates following this would be minor patches that do not noticeably affect gameplay.”
He added: “To ensure upcoming F1 Manager projects realize their potential and meet the expectations of both our team and our community, the development team’s focus must move fully onto projects beyond F1 Manager 2022, after this upcoming update.
“Ever since we started to form the F1 Manager community, we’ve listened to and taken actions on your feedback and opinions whenever possible – and that will not be changing.
“Key reports and requests around F1 Manager 2022 from the community that is yet to be resolved will continue to be prioritized as we create future iterations in this franchise.”
The backlash from the community has of course been swift with many stating that the game feels incredibly under-developed and not worth the money. A sentiment held by many other gamers with releases such as No Man’s Sky and Fallout 4.
“With the next patch, we will have a game with the stable core aspects we should have had on release,” said user jules3001. “This is what we should have had on release and the game is still very shallow. All the teams and drivers feel the same. All my saves feel the same.”
Another user called Gruphius added the following: “I mean, I can understand that you’re trying to focus on F1 Manager 2023 now to make it better than 2022, but only 2 months of updates?” And the updates even stop before the end of the F1 season? Damn, that’s rough.”
User, Acceptable_War_7304 voiced his disdain for the lack of a fix for DRS which is apparently “overpowered” SegsF1 replied: “Absolutely. It’s horrible and immersion breaking . They couldn’t even adjust it for the next update man .. total disgrace towards the community.”
F1 Manager 22 is out now for the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One and PC.