F1 22 Arrives on July 1 with VR Support For PC - Trailer, Screenshots & Some Features Revealed
Codemasters and EA announced F1 22 today and revealed a teaser trailer, screenshots and some upcoming features, including VR support for PC via Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Players will take their seats for the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship in new hybrid cars, as overhauled rules reimagine the race weekend with the inclusion of F1 Sprint races. With a more competitive and unpredictable line-up, players will test their skills across the 2022 calendar, including the International Autodrome for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix. In another first, players can step into the glamorous world of Formula 1 with F1 Life, a customizable hub to show off their collection of supercars, clothing, and accessories, earned via gameplay, Podium Pass, and the in-game brand store.
The redefined race day allows players to customize 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 new and casual fans, the new Adaptive AI keeps less experienced players competitive throughout each race, with opposing AI racers tailored to match the skill level. Accessible menus and handling also return to help players get to the action quickly without the need to understand the complexities of the sport. The refreshed Practice Programs offer more variety with new scoring systems and on-track visualizations. This helps players navigate each twist and turn to perfection before racing for those all-important championship points.
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 10-year Career, complete with a two-player option, and Multiplayer.
F1 22 is scheduled to release on July 1 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC via the EA App, Origin, Steam, and the Epic Game Store. Fans that pre-order the F1 22 Champions Edition will receive the game 3 days earlier on June 28. It will include New Era content, an F1 Life Starter Pack, new My Team Icons, and 18,000 PitCoin.
The Champions Edition also includes a special Miami-themed content pack featuring livery, suit, helmet, gloves, a cap, t-shirt and wall art designed by a local artist, when you pre-order the game before May 16.