Codemasters and EA have revealed some of the stars featured in the F1 2021 Braking Point Story Mode. 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.
Here are the stars of Braking Point, read more about them in the official blog.
- Aiden Jackson – A young, promising driver embarking on his first F1 season, who idolizes his teammate, Casper Akkerman. Jackson is viewed as a success story, having worked his way up from F2. Easy to like, Aiden can put up a good front for the cameras. However, behind the scenes he’s struggling with the transition to the big league.
- Casper ‘Cas’ Akkerman – His calm temperament and dogged determination have served him well throughout his illustrious career. However, with a crop of young talent breaking through, he’s feeling the pressure of trying to remain at the top of his game despite being in the twilight of his career.
- Devon Butler – Devon is much more than a cocky, loud-mouthed upstart trying to make a name for himself. Highly respected on the track, Butler uses his encounters to get under the skin of any driver he deems as a threat.
- Brian Doyle – Brian is the direct liaison to the team principal, and it falls on him to keep things running smoothly. Doyle spends a lot of his time as the go-between, passing on messages, race strategies, or ironing out any grievances within the team. He has established himself within the sport and runs a well-oiled machine.
- Zoe Akkerman – Casper’s wife and the bedrock of his world. Zoe has been on the scene for several years and knows the sacrifices needed for her husband to remain competitive. Zoe is always ready with a sympathetic ear and kind word, no matter where her husband is in the world.
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.