The most important motorsport franchise will return with more excitement than ever, now that Codemasters has fully revealed the details about F1 2021, their next title based on the top competition in world auto racing.
F1 2021 will mark a great milestone as it is the first title released after the purchase of Codemasters by EA, joining the great family of sports simulation that includes both the FIFA and Madden sagas, so here we bring you all the details and changes that will arrive with this awaited release.
F1 2021: All gameplay features
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The first of the features for the game will come with the new and improved story mode, Braking Point. Braking Point will allow players to move up from F2 to begin their F1 journey in one of five Formula One World Championship teams.
Featuring great moments both on and off the track, through the mix of racing action and dramatic scenes, this story mode will let you make a name for yourself against a new cast, including F1 2019 antagonist Devon Butler, during three full seasons.
Also, for the first time in the history of the franchise, a cooperative career mode will be available, which will allow players to partner with a single team or compete head-to-head with rival teams in synchronous sessions, through a new split-screen for two players.
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In case you want to fend for yourself and create your own team, the option introduced in F1 2020 known as MyTeam will also be available. Thanks to the introduced Real-Season Start, the averages and skills of each driver within the game will be aligned with the real-world season, allowing a more exciting experience for F1 fans.
Another great novelty will come from the hand of new difficulty settings, allowing a friendlier experience both for those who will play a title in this saga for the first time, as well as for those veterans and professionals who are looking for challenges from the first moment.
Finally, and exclusively for new-generation consoles and PCs, F1 2021 will enjoy a stunning graphical uplift, with better loading times, force feedback, and a much more detailed damage model, making the races more challenging than ever.
F1 2021: Release date and editions
For a little delight in everything that was shown above, you can check out the trailer below, courtesy of Codemasters, with everything prepared for F1 2021:
F1 2021 will be available in two editions for any of its platforms. First of all, the Standard Edition which includes the game, the Braking Point Content Pack (a set of exclusive in-game items inspired by the new story experience's fictional stars), and 5,000 PitCoins.
And for all lovers of this game and F1, a Special Edition will be on sale that includes the game, three days early access, extra customization content, 18,000 PitCoins, the Braking Point Content Pack, and seven iconic F1 drivers for My Team, featuring Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, and more
F1 2021 will be released on 16th July, 2021, on Xbox Series X | S and PlayStation 5, alongside PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.