With F1 2021 releasing next week, EA and Codemasters have released their F1 2021 launch trailer. F1 2021 introduces a brand-new story mode, expanded Career mode with a two-player option, and three new circuits, Portimão, Imola, and Jeddah, available to all players for free as post-launch content.
In the new story mode, Braking Point, players rise through the ranks from Formula 2 into the exciting world of Formula 1. The newly expanded Career Mode introduces a two-player option for friends to play online, either together or on opposing teams, racing against each other in synchronous race sessions. Career Mode also introduces Real-Season Start, which allows players to start their career at any race in the season that has already occurred, adopting the real-time driver and constructor standings from that point in time.
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.