Deep Silver and Codemasters have announced F1 2020, the official video game of the 2020 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, will release worldwide on July 10 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox One X, PC, and for the first time, Google Stadia. In the season where Lewis Hamilton can equal the World Championship record of seven wins, Codemasters celebrates the career of the current holder with a Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition which comes with exclusive content and three days of early access. Check out the announcement trailer below.
In a series of firsts for the F1 franchise, F1 2020 offers My Team. This major new game mode allows players to create their F1 team and take their place alongside the established 2020 line-up, with a new driver-manager experience offering a unique insight into the world of F1. My Team and the well-established and critically acclaimed Career Mode will allow players more flexibility with the choice of three season lengths. Players can choose from the original full 22 race season, and shorter 10 and 16 race season options, which now includes Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort.
For social play with friends, two-player split-screen makes its welcome return alongside a host of new options designed to help new players and adjust the F1 challenge to match their expertise. These modes are in addition to the core F1 and F2 racing experiences which remain as challenging as ever for those who love the intensity of simulation racing.
Fans who purchase the F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition will get to drive as the legendary German driver Michael Schumacher in four of his most iconic cars. Players will also receive exclusive content including themed car liveries and driver customization items, including a unique podium celebration. The four cars included in the F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition are:
- 1991: Jordan 191
- 1994: Benetton B194
- 1995: Benetton B195
- 2000: Ferrari F1-2000
Additionally, to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of Formula 1 itself, fans who pre-order or purchase the F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition or the F1 2020: F1 Seventy Edition will receive an exclusive set of in-game items. A Limited Edition F1 2020 Steelbook will also be available in local markets via selected retailers.
“As huge fans of F1, we continue to innovate and develop game modes that bring players even closer to the real-world sport,” said Lee Mather, F1 Game Director at Codemasters. “We’ve also added new modes to enable more casual players to get up to speed more easily, and we’ve brought back split-screen for social play with friends. The additions reduce both the difficulty and time barrier to entry while retaining the car handling that our simulation players love.”