The first racing game since EA Sports bought out Codemasters has been announced, and it’s a welcome refresh of a classic series.
F1 2021 retains features such as My Team, two-player split-screen, shorter seasons, accessible options, and F2, while adding a brand-new story mode named, confusing, ‘Braking Point.’
Braking Point finds you in the Formula 2 ranks as you work your way towards Formula 1 success. “Experience the lifestyle both on and off the track as you take your seat in the pinnacle of motorsport,” the promo promises.
There’s also a new two-player career mode, a feature EA claims has been “requested for a long time”, and ‘Real Season Start’ which lets you enter this season’s action in real time, competing in a season that reflect the live standings.
F1 2021 will also come to Xbox Series X|S and PS5 “with visual uplift and faster loading times”, alongside PS4, Xbox One and PC via Steam.
“This is the beginning of an exciting new era for racing games and content as we bring together the talented teams at Electronic Arts and Codemasters,” CEO Andrew Wilson said at the time of the Codemasters acquisition.
“Racing fandom continues to grow worldwide, and the franchises in our combined portfolio will enable us to create innovative new experiences and bring more players into the excitement of cars and motorsport.
“Our teams will be a global powerhouse in racing entertainment, with amazing games for players on every platform, and we can’t wait to get started.”
F1 2021 will be out July 16.