The news that all avid Formula 1 gamers crave is finally here, the release date of the new officially licensed Formula 1 videogame. In real life, Formula 1 has a new look in 2022 with brand new regulations radically changing the design of the cars up and down the grid. Now, EA Sports and Codemasters have revealed that F1 22 is coming on July 1st, and gave fans a glimpse of the new cars in a launch trailer.
F1 22 is the second Formula 1 videogame collaboration between EA Sports and Codemasters. Codemasters previously stewarded the series solo since the release of F1 2009, until EA Sports jumped on board for last year’s F1 2021 release. However, F1 22 is the first Formula 1 game to be fully developed in house at EA, following their acquisition of Codemasters. The launch trailer, which features the resplendent 2022 Formula 1 show car can be seen below.
F1 22 will include all the features longtime gaming fans have come to know and love, including My Team and Career Mode, but there are some exciting new additions in store for fans. Along with featuring the highly coveted new generation of Formula 1 Cars, F1 22 also comes with the addition of the Miami International Autodrome circuit, a brand new venue that is set to host its first race on the 8th of May. As well as this, the short F1 Sprint format, introduced to the real world of Formula 1 last year, makes its transition to the virtual world for the first time in F1 22. For those wanting to see how this year’s cars will look in-game, look no further, as a series of stills have been shared across Twitter.
The additions to the new Formula 1 game don’t stop at new cars, tracks, and race formats. As well as this, F1 22 is bringing in a whole new game mode for fans to enjoy. F1 Life will allow players to experience the glamourous side of being a driver, like collecting flashing supercars, clothing, and accessories. Not only that, but PC Gamers and users of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive will be able to experience F1 22 in VR. Players will also have the chance to immerse themselves in an enhanced Race Day experience, now players will be able to switch between immersive and broadcast-style Formation Laps, Safety Car periods, and Pit Stops.
Formula 1 games have been developing year on year, edging ever closer to the real experience, and this summer’s impending release of the game looks set to give players the most realistic experience to date across Playstation, XBOX, PC & more. If F1 22 isn’t enough for Formula 1 fans, this summer also sees the arrival of the brand new F1 Manager 2022 from Frontier, which enables players to live the life of a Formula 1 team boss. 2022 has already proved to be an exciting year on the track for real and looks set to be doubly exciting in the virtual world as well.