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Codemasters have posted another F1 2016 trailer, this one focusing on the much improved Career mode, featuring a multiplayer championship for up to 22 players, through an entire Formula One season.

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"We're very happy to be announcing that F1 2016 will feature multiplayer championship, a brand new game mode that allows up to 22 players to compete against each other over the course of a season.

"This new mode allows you to race as team-mates or to battle it out as different teams, as well as offering great possibilities for league play.

"Championships are, of course, saveable, so you can fight it out over the course of many weeks." - via Autosport
  • Deepest ever career mode – Create your own legend and go deeper into the world of Formula 1 than ever before with the ultimate career mode, spanning up to 10 seasons.
  • The most complete F1 experience ever – The inclusion of the safety car and virtual safety car adds to the on-track immersion.
  • Work with your agent & engineer – Brand new, fully voice-acted and captured agent and engineer guide you to glory.
  • Take part in our brand new practice programmes – Master each circuit with our track acclimatisation tests, test your tyres and hone your race strategy to perfection.
  • Time of Day Editor – Dramatically customise the visuals of your race experience.
  • Manual race starts – Race starts are more crucial than ever. Time your start right to launch from the grid perfectly and gain positions, but be wary of jumping the race start.
  • Formation Lap – Warm your tyres to an optimal temperature to maximise your race start with the formation lap.
  • Manual Pit Lane Entry – Minimise the time lost when pitting with the manual pit lane entry. Make sure you brake in time to avoid a penalty for speeding in the pit lane.
  • Multiplayer support for up to 22 drivers – Form a full grid of human players across the 21 circuits of the featured in the 2016 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™
  • Multiplayer Championship – A brand new game mode that allows up to 22 players to compete against each other over the course of a season.
F1 2016 ships on August 19 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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# 1 DukesofHazzard @ 08/04/16 03:37 PM
In this day and age a 10 year career is not very long. So hopefully each year is long. I will buy but not day one.
 
# 2 Finn @ 08/04/16 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by DukesofHazzard
In this day and age a 10 year career is not very long. So hopefully each year is long. I will buy but not day one.
In terms of a driver's career or video game career lengths?

Keep in mind this isn't a type of game that warrants itself to the type of 'manager' user who would typically sim sessions or games. So you should and most will be taking part in every race weekend. That's FP1, FP2, FP3, Q1,2,3 (if you make through) and the race. If you choose 100% length weekends that would make a season take a seriously long time.

That being said I can understand your hesitation with a Codemasters release. However their approach this year seems much improved. They had a 3 stage beta with some 300 users and have approached the community well before release for feedback. I'm hoping that many of those release date bugs have been squashed already.
 
# 3 Bcolt93 @ 08/04/16 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by DukesofHazzard
In this day and age a 10 year career is not very long. So hopefully each year is long. I will buy but not day one.
you're doing 210 race weekends, that takes a hell of a lot of time if you're doing things properly. plus the average F1 driver's career isn't even 10 years. very rarely do you get guys like Prost, Schumacher, Button, Alonso that drive for nearly 20 years and 250+ GP's.

As far as I'm concerned, I doubt I'm even going to finish all 10 seasons.

As for the online championships, we'll see how it goes, but I doubt many of the very serious leagues will use it, will mostly be used by a smaller group of friends or people who don't take it too seriously.
 
# 4 DukesofHazzard @ 08/04/16 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Finn
In terms of a driver's career or video game career lengths?

Keep in mind this isn't a type of sport or game that warrants itself to the type of 'manager' sim user. So you should and most will be taking part in every race weekend. That's FP1, FP2, FP3, Q1,2,3 (if you make through) and the race. If you choose 100% length weekends that would make a season take a seriously long time.

That being said I can understand your hesitation with a Codemasters release. However their approach this year seems much improved. They had a 3 stage beta with some 300 users and have approached the community well before release for feedback. I'm hoping that many of those release date bugs have been squashed already.
Yeah but with nascar heat evolution there is no end to career mode. That's what I'm referring to. In game career should be longer
 
# 5 Finn @ 08/04/16 05:43 PM
I would believe that someone that completes a 10 year F1 career is unique and represents a small number to the total user base.

In addition the introduction of Year over Year R&D I'm sure had a significant impact on how long Codemasters were going to make the 'life span' of their career mode.
 
# 6 Bcolt93 @ 08/04/16 05:58 PM
the only way I see people doing a 10 year career mode is starting at the bottom and building the team up before jumping ship or by trying to do the true to life Red Bull junior program (Toro Rosso for 2/3 years then to Red Bull and then go elsewhere afterwards if you want).
 
# 7 Finn @ 08/04/16 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Bcolt93
the only way I see people doing a 10 year career mode is starting at the bottom and building the team up before jumping ship or by trying to do the true to life Red Bull junior program (Toro Rosso for 2/3 years then to Red Bull and then go elsewhere afterwards if you want).
That's my plan for my first go round with career mode. Like in their series past I'm going to use the lower tiered teams first to earn offers from some of the bigger guys. I like to run 100% races and full weekends so I know it will take time and therefor have no worries about the length of the career.
 
# 8 Bcolt93 @ 08/04/16 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Finn
That's my plan for my first go round with career mode. Like in their series past I'm going to use the lower tiered teams first to earn offers from some of the bigger guys. I like to run 100% races and full weekends so I know it will take time and therefor have no worries about the length of the career.
i'm debating on how I want to run mine. I'm a massive Red Bull fan (F1 is my passion, more than college football or anything else) so part of me wants to do a full Red Bull career starting at Toro Rosso and emulating and eclipsing Sebastian Vettel's accomplishments. On the other hand I might want to start at a better team because a lot of my time is spent on league racing (i help run and organize it on one of the bigger and more well known leagues) so I'm not going to have tons of time to focus on the career mode this time around. Something like a Manor/Renault career would be fun, but completely unenjoyable for the first couple of seasons trundling around at the back getting used to ultimate AI
 
# 9 brandon27 @ 08/04/16 07:25 PM
Yeah. Buying this for sure. Looks just as awesome as the others in the series. Love everything about this game, and I'm not the hugest F1 fan, I loosely follow it, but not hardcore, but I enjoy racing games, and Codies IMO does a great job with this title. There's been some bumps in the road, but ultimately, for me, it's always been an awesome experience.
 

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