Developer Codemasters is always trying to improve with every iteration of their Formula One franchise, F1.
The studio recently sent out a press release, detailing some of the interesting aspects players will get to experience with this year’s career mode, in addition to a trailer. They also revealed a brand new mode, called “Multiplayer Championship.” It allows up to 22 players to go against each other in an online season, and you also can team up with your friends.
Check out the new details concerning F1 2016’s career mode:
In F1 2016’s Career Mode, players select their character, helmet and race number that will stay with them throughout their time in FORMULA ONE™. They then select which of the 11 official teams they wish to join to start their journey, as well as which member of the team will be their team-mate, before taking to the track for the first race of the season. The higher ranked teams will have steeper expectations for the player.
The in-race experience has never been more immersive. Players will experience the tension of the Formation Lap as they weave to warm their tyres, before facing the drama of the manual race start, where they have to balance their revs and release the clutch at the right time. Get this wrong and players could jump the start and face a penalty or fail to get away from the line as the anti-stall kicks in.
Race strategy is also vital as players battle their rivals. For Pit Stops they can choose to have control of the Pit Lane entry, meaning they have to brake at the right time to avoid losing too much time but also to avoid speeding in the Pit lane. Strategy will be key, especially under Safety Car and Virtual Safety Car conditions.
The action continues off the track and into the Paddock and Hospitality areas. Over the course of the Career, players can decide how they want to upgrade their car by consulting with the Research and Development Engineer on areas for improvement, and by completing tasks during Practice sessions. They can either upgrade their team over a number of seasons to make it into a title challenger or they can negotiate with their Agent to move between teams to work their way up the grid.
F1 2016 releases on August 19 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.