F1 2021 is almost here as racers across the globe eagerly await for the lights to go out on the new edition of the Codemasters’ series.
For the first time, the Southam-based organisation will be teaming up with gaming giants EA, who recently bought up the English firm for $1.2 billion (£863,247). This will be the first game under their umbrella since F1 Career Challenge was released back in 2003 for the PlayStation 2.
Various new features will be making their way into the series, including ‘Braking Point’ which is based on a storyline mode on a driver’s rise from the junior series F2 into the big-boy leagues of Formula 1.
As well as this, a host of the sport’s legends will be hireable faces for the game’s MyTeam mode such as Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher and many more.
With the game looking to replicate the FIA 2021 Formula 1 World Championship in typical virtual form, they will also look to include all of the circuits that will be featuring on this year’s calendar.
However, the coronavirus pandemic is still having its effect on the season, with some countries pulling out of the campaign altogether. But has this affected Codemasters and their approach to their developmental work?
F1 2021 Video Game Tracks
Here are the tracks that have been announced for F1 2021 so far:
- Imola, Italy
- Algarve, Portugal
- Catalunya, Spain
- Baku City, Azerbaijan
- Montreal, Canada
- Paul Ricard, France
- Red Bull Ring, Austria
- Silverstone, Great Britain
- Hungaroring, Hungary
- Spa, Belgium
- Zandvoort, Netherlands
- Monza, Italy
- Sochi, Russia
- Marina Bay, Singapore
- Interlagos, Brazil
- Melbourne, Australia,
- Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
- Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi
As you can see, the original 2021 Formula 1 calendar has been retained and the schedule shuffling in real life has not deterred Codemasters’ focus.
As a result, Istanbul Park in Turkey will not be present in the game, despite recently replacing Singapore with the organisers being forced to cancel this year’s Grand Prix.
We will update this article if any further changes are made up until its 16th July release date.
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