The latest edition of the popular Formula 1 game for Playstation, Xbox and PC, will launch on July 1st, Codemasters and parent company EA Sports have confirmed.
F1 2022 sees the introduction of a new generation of F1 cars, sprint races, the Miami Grand Prix track and a “redefined race day” experience.
The redefined race day allows players to customise their set-up with new ‘Immersive’ and ‘Broadcast’ options that affect formation laps, safety car periods, and pit stops.
Select Immersive, and players will face risk-reward challenges, which could be the difference between a place on the podium or finishing outside the points. Broadcast takes the pressure off, with controlled and authentic cinematics that keeps players close to the action.
For the ultimate immersive experience, F1 2022 adds new PC VR functionality via Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
“We look forward to welcoming our players to the new era of Formula 1,” said Lee Mather, F1 Senior Creative Director at Codemasters. “Alongside the real-world changes, we have updated the physics to accommodate the new aero rules and re-worked the tyre model, making the handling more true to life.
“With new and updated circuits, Adaptive AI, F1 Life, and expanded gameplay options, there has never been a better time for players to take their seats and live the life of an F1 driver.”
F1 22 also boasts enhancements to returning features, including My Team, allowing players to choose their starting budget based on three entry points: Newcomer, Challenger, and Front Runner. The game sees real-life track updates to Australia, Spain, and Abu Dhabi to reflect recent changes.
F1 22 also features its critically acclaimed 10-year Career, complete with a two-player option, and Multiplayer is back for epic races against the global racing community.