Codemasters® confirmed the exciting innovations and core existing features that players will experience with the imminent release of F1® 2020, the official videogame of the 2020 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. With two new circuits, Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort, the game caters to driver skills of all levels with My Team, improved on-track options, the reintroduction of split-screen, classic cars, and so much more.
Launching into My Team, the new driver-manager feature, the trailer explores car customization, driver market and team facilities. Before taking to the grid, players need to make off-track decisions that will boost driver and staff motivation and in turn, generate funds to improve facilities, upgrade car parts and sign a new team-mate.
The trailer also highlights the range of player choice on offer. From F2™ integration to shorter seasons, F1® 2020 customization options allow players more control over the way they race. Struggle to master Monaco and Baku? Take advantage of shorter seasons with new 10 or 16 race options. For new players, the game introduces simplified menus and driving assists which are in addition to core F1® and F2™ handling.
Following feedback from both drivers and players, F1® 2020 includes several on-track improvements. ERS, as in real-life, is activated with a simple button press making the maneuver much more natural to execute. At the request of the F1® community, the game has introduced a virtual rear-view mirror making it easier to identify opponents and fend off any potential attack from rivals.
Adding further levels of personalization, the all-new Podium Pass allows players to Race, Earn and Unlock. Each season will enable players to unlock free customization items by racing in their favorite game modes and earning XP. Custom cosmetic items include car liveries, race equipment such as gloves, overalls and helmets, and podium emotes. For next-level customization, players can purchase the VIP upgrade to gain access to higher-level rewards and additional in-game challenges. All players who pre-order F1® 2020 will receive credit to unlock Season One VIP. Each season will contain enough currency to purchase the following VIP Podium Pass.
“In a little less than a week, our players will finally be able to experience all the innovations in F1® 2020. This year, we have created new features which cater to every type of race fan,” said Lee Mather, F1® Franchise Game Director at Codemasters. “From My Team, which gives players a real insight into the world of Formula 1®, to the more casual split-screen, F1® 2020 is the ultimate virtual racing experience to accompany the revised 2020 F1® season.”
F1® 2020 will be released on Friday 10 July 2020 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, Windows PC (DVD and via Steam), and Google Stadia. Players who purchase the Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition will receive exclusive content and three days early access.