Another year, another F1 game from Codemasters. The latest title aims to be the most immersive so far.
Being the official video game of the FIA Formula One World Championship, it means that everything you see on TV or live at the track has a virtual correspondent in the game. If you really have a lot of spare time, new for 2016 is an extended career mode spanning up to ten seasons. While in our review of the 2015 title we complained about the lack of a safety car and virtual safety car, the good news is both have been implemented in the new game.
Looking at the trailer, we do seem to notice the graphics aren’t exactly a major improvement compared to the previous title, but F1 2016 does have some new features to spice things up. For example, there’s a time of the day editor and the possibility to opt for manual race starts and manual pit lane entry to make it feel even more like the real thing. Codemasters has also added the formation lap in which you’ll warm up the tires to the optimal temperatures in order to improve your chances of a successful start.
F1 2016 also welcomes newcomer Haas F1 Team for the full roster of 22 drivers and 11 teams, as well as the brand new Baku circuit in Azerbaijan part of the entire 21-track calendar.
The game is already out and you can grab it for the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
F1(TM) 2016 Now Available
New trailer celebrates launch of the most immersive
FORMULA ONE(TM) game ever
Larkspur, Calif., August 19, 2016 – F1 2016, the official videogame of the 2016 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, is now available in stores worldwide for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC. To celebrate the release Codemasters® and Koch Media have today released a new gameplay video which is available to view now on the official YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/formula1game
Featuring all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from this thrilling season, F1 2016 boasts the most extensive Career Mode ever seen in the franchise. Stretching for up to ten seasons, the Career allows players to ‘Create Your Own Legend’ as they immerse themselves in the world’s most glamorous motorsport working with their Research and Development Engineer and Agent to get the most out of their time in FORMULA ONE™.
With action both on and off the track, F1 2016 is the most complete FORMULA ONE experience Codemasters has ever created. For the first time players will experience the pre-race tension of the Formation Lap before the drama of manual starts. During the racing the iconic Safety Car makes a return and is complemented by the new Virtual Safety Car.
Online, F1 2016 has support for up to 22 players allowing gamers to create full grids of human players. The brand new Multiplayer Championship Mode will also allow up to 22 players to compete against each other over the course of a season. Players can race together as teammates or they can battle it out as different teams.
This will be the first time that gamers will be able to race the thrilling Baku street circuit, the home of the 2016 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF EUROPE, and drive for the new US-based Haas F1 Team.
Available now, F1 2016 Limited Edition includes the ‘CAREER BOOSTER’ DLC PACK, which will give players a head start in their career as well as exclusive Career Helmet and Laptop designs.
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