EA and Codemasters have revealed some new F1 2021 Braking Point, Career Mode and My Team details today, along with a new features trailer.
- Braking Point allows players to rise from the ranks of F2 to begin their F1 journey with one of five 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship teams. Featuring a combination of on and off-track moments, through a mix of racing action and dramatic cutscenes, friendships and rivalries form over three challenging seasons. Compete against the current Formula 1 driver line-up and make a name for yourself against a new and returning cast, including F1 2019 antagonist, Devon Butler.
- Showcasing the vast array of options and improved in-game presentation, drivers can now connect in more ways. The two-player Career feature offers an exciting new way to enjoy the revered Career mode, allowing players to partner with a single constructor or race head to head with rival teams in synchronous sessions. For more casual racing, the two-player split-screen feature returns, allowing for competitive couch play. On the next-generation consoles, F1 2021 boasts a visual uplift, improved car body and tire damage, and faster loading times.
- For My Team competitors, real-world stat updates from F1 racers are updated throughout the season to reflect the action on the track, while Real-Season Start allows players to jump in at any point in the calendar that has already occurred with up-to-date standings.
- The F1 2021 digital Deluxe Edition includes seven carefully crafted iconic F1 drivers for use in My Team and features exclusive customisation content, 18,000 PitCoins, the Braking Point Content Pack, and three days early access.
F1 2021 releases on July 16 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. Players who pre-order the Standard Edition will receive the Braking Point Content Pack, a set of exclusive in-game items inspired by the fictional stars of the new story experience, and 5,000 PitCoins.
The F1 2021 Digital Deluxe Edition releases three days earlier on July 13. Along with playing the game early, other benefits include seven iconic F1 drivers for use in My Team, complete with customization content, 18,000 PitCoins and the Braking Point Content Pack.
F1 2021 supports Xbox Smart Delivery and PlayStation’s free upgrade when players switch to an Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5. For more F1 2021 details, check out the official website.
If you missed our F1 2021 hands-on preview earlier this month, make sure to give it a read here.
The second I fired up this year’s newest version of F1, the difference in the control system and the weight of the race car was dramatic. The difference in how the car felt and the “heaviness” of the car that came through the analog control system versus F1 2020 was pronounced. Not only could I feel the weight differential permeating the control system, but it was also extremely noticeable when controlling the car through multiple styles of turns and corners. The impact that this new inclusion creates while racing on the track is amplified in a way that will force veterans of the series to readjust and relearn how to control the race car.