Codemasters have announced the latest edition of their successful racing series F1 2021 with some exciting new features.
The new game will be the first to be published by Electronic Arts (EA), who recently purchased Codemasters for an eye-watering $1.2 billion (£872 million) back in February and said this “marks an exciting new era in racing game entertainment.”
Since their first release back in 2010, F1 has become a sweeping success across the gaming industry and even managed to become an official Esports competition, with drivers going wheel to wheel virtually all over the world.
F1 2021 is set to introduce an array of new content including three new circuits featured in the FIA Formula One World Championship. Portimao, Imola and Jeddah will be available as free post-launch content as part of the game’s attempts to replicate the real-life calendar. As usual, players can take control of their favourite drivers such as Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen, Fernando Alonso, Sebastien Vettel and many more.
Similarly to the 2019 game, ‘Braking Point’ will be making its debut that immerses players into an intense storyline including former F2 rival and antagonist Devon Butler.
Also, the career mode will be receiving a significant update as for the first time, friends can join side by side in a co-op style campaign. You can either be teammates or race with a conflicting constructor.
Players may seem like they are spoilt for choice - but there is more. My Team, a two-player split-screen mode and F2 will be making their return, features that received a warm reception from F1 2020.
This may seem like a lot to take in at this point, but information regarding F1 2021 will be updated as Codemasters releases more details about their latest creation.
Here is everything you need to know about the F1 2021 Video Game:
UPDATE July 13th: The all-important Metacritic score has been published just days before the game's big release!
UPDATE July 12th: The launch trailer was released just days before F1 2021 was released and we got to see some exciting new additions.
Read more: F1 2021 Video Game: Launch trailer revealed
UPDATE July 8th: The official Drivers Ratings have been revealed ahead of next week's release!
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2nd July: Williams drivers George Russell and Nicholas Latifi both had some fun when they were guessing their driver stats for this year's game, with some hilarious responses!
30th June: It looks like we may know the all-new Driver Ratings for F1 2021, having been leaked possibly by accident by Codemasters themselves.
Read more: F1 2021 Video Game: Driver ratings teased
29th June: Many players have been speculating what the Deluxe Edition will include and what the benefits are to spending £75.
25th June: With the real-life calendar going through a reshuffle following the aftershock of COVID-19, many fans have been wondering which tracks will be included in this year's game.
Read more: F1 2021 Video Game: Tracks revealed
23rd June: Codemasters creative director Lee Mather is eager to deliver the game to the public and spoke openly about what gamers can expect.
18th June: F1 2021 is under a month away from being released to the public and the game's developers have continued to tease the fans even more.
2nd June: Codemasters have released some gameplay footage to the public and shows what F1 2021 could look like once it’s released.
20th May: With the prospect of Sprint Race Qualifying being added to this season's FIA Formula 1 World Championship, the question remains as to whether Codemasters will include it in their latest title.
F1 2021 has been scheduled to release on 16th July 2021 and is available to pre-order now. Players will receive certain benefits depending on what version of the game they purchased which is explained below.
Read more: F1 2021 Game: What Is The Release Date?
The official launch trailer was revealed on 9th July 2021 and showcased some of the key cut scenes from Braking Point, as well as the new circuits, liveries, teams and legendary drivers. You can watch the trailer right here:
F1 2021 has been priced at £59.99 for the Standard Edition and £74.99 for the Deluxe. Codemasters have listed the benefits of purchasing the more expensive version of the game.
- My Team Icons Pack
- Seven iconic drivers to enhance your ‘My Team’ game experience
- Exclusive in-game customisation items:
- Car livery | Suit | Gloves | Helmet | Victory radio call
- Braking Point Content Pack
- Celebrate the release of F1® 2021 with exclusive in-game items inspired by the fictional stars of the new ‘Braking Point’ story experience. Equip them to race as Devon Butler, Aiden Jackson, and Casper Akkerman
- Character avatar | Car livery | Suit | Gloves | Helmet | Victory radio voices
- 18,000 PitCoin virtual currency to spend in-game
Read more: F1 2021 Video Game: Price revealed
With less than a week to go until launch, the driver ratings have been officially announced!
Check them out by clicking below:
Read more: F1 2021 Video Game: Driver Ratings Revealed
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