F1 2021 release date set for July, with co-op/competitive career mode

Codemasters’ F1 2021 — the studio’s very first video game to be released under brand-new owner Electronic Arts — launches July 16, Codemasters revealed Thursday, bringing 3 more circuits, a brand-new story mode, and a number of extra functions to the Solution One-licensed racing sim.

The tracks — Portimão, Imola, and the brand new Jeddah Street Circuit — will be contributed to F1 2021 as complimentary post-launch material, according to a press release from Codemasters and EA. All 3 courses are making their series launching, and for Imola, where the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix races this weekend, it’s the very first look because Solution One 06 on PlayStation 2.

The brand-new story mode is called “Braking Point,” and Codemasters stated it “immerses players into the glamorous world of F1,” with off-track way of life aspects and role-playing supporting the racing action. Furthermore, the fictitious heel Devon Butler — a competing character from the very first story mode in F1 2019 — will go back to annoy the gamer.

Substantially, the video game’s staple profession mode now supports two-player cooperative/competitive online play. Buddies can now drive for the very same group in a profession mode, or fight one another driving for Alpine, Aston Martin, or the other 8 racing groups in the video game.

The profession mode will likewise permit gamers to begin a project from any point in the real-world season, with updated chauffeur and manufacturer standings (and rankings), ought to they want to offer Williams its very first points because its 10th-place surface at Hockenheim in 2019.

Lastly, the My Group group management and profession mode presented in F1 2020 will return. Even more, 7 all-time fantastic motorists from F1 history will be offered to race for produced groups — ought to gamers pre-order the video game or ante up for a premium Braking Point material pack, whose à-la-carte cost was not discussed.

F1 2021 will be the series’ launching on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, so gamers will observe visual enhancements and faster packing times. The video game supports cross-buy, implying that gamers will get a complimentary upgrade to the brand-new console variations if they purchase the video game on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. F1 2021 will likewise introduce on Windows PC.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.