It’s that time of year again and the inevitable reveal for the annual F1 game, introducing the announcement trailer for F1 2021. F1 2021 will also be the first Codemasters title to be published by EA SPORTS, though not a great deal of influence from EA at this stage, it is still firmly a Codemasters creation. So, before we learn about the game, let’s take a look at the announcement trailer.
A moody and emotional trailer featuring the voice of everybody’s favourite racing driver Devon Butler. The new story mode clearly featuring as a core aspect of the main game. This is entitled ‘Braking Point’ taking players through Formula 2 to ‘a shot at stardom in the world of Formula 1’. With aim to immerse players within the glamorous world of F1, giving a taste of the lifestyle both on and off the track along with the various emotions faced by drivers as they go through the ups and downs of their career, not only the cars but the drivers being pushed to the limit.
“Braking Point is an exciting innovation that has been years in the making. We are proud to expand the game experience and allow players to live the highs and lows of life in Formula 1® both on and off the track,” said Lee Mather, Franchise Game Director at here Codemasters. “Braking Point transforms the game and puts players centre stage in the greatest racing spectacle on the planet.”
F1 2021 will also feature an expanded Career mode a new two-player option that allows players to join online and play co-operatively or choose different teams and take rivalries to the track in synchronous race sessions. Career mode also introduces Real-Season Start, enabling you to begin at any point in the season with real-time driver and constructor standings, and three new circuits, Portimão, Imola, and Jeddah* (available to all players as free** post-launch content), both Potimao and Imola are always great circuits to run while Jeddah should be a real challenge.
“We are creating more choice and new ways to play. Real-Season Start allows players to align their career to the F1® season,” said Paul Jeal, F1® Senior Franchise Director. “The addition of two-player Career brings new challenges to the iconic game mode. Players can now choose to play co-operatively and share in the success or compete and strive for personal glory.”
For the first time, F1® 2021 comes to Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, boasting a visual uplift and faster loading times. If you pre-order the Standard Edition, you’ll will receive the Braking Point Content Pack, a set of exclusive in-game items inspired by the fictional stars of the new story experience, and 5,000 PitCoins. Benefits for the digital Deluxe include seven soon-to-be-unveiled iconic F1® drivers for use in My Team, complete with customisation content, 18,000 PitCoins, the Braking Point Content Pack, and three days early access. F1® 2021 supports Xbox Smart Delivery and PlayStation’s free upgrade when you switch to an Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5*.
F1 2021 will be releasing on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.