The new Formula 1 game from Codemasters and EA will be released on July 1. The game will receive support for VR for the first time. Codemasters also introduces an F1 Life game mode and the My Team mode returns once again.
The new F1 game is based to the new Formula 1 regulations introduced in 2022. Players can expect new cars that, according to the developer, will feel different while driving than the cars from previous F1 games. EA also confirms that the PC version of F1 22 will receive VR support for the first time. The game works with HTC Vive and Oculus PC VR headsets. That is a feature that players have been asking for for a long time.
Also new is the F1 Life mode. The developer writes that players there get “a taste of the glitz and glamor of Formula 1”. That mode includes a new room where players can collect furniture, art, expensive clothing and other accessories, among other things. Players can also collect supercars and try them out on tracks.
Furthermore, the sprint race format is also being implemented in an F1 game for the first time. F1 22 also includes the Miami International Autodrome circuit, which will make its debut this season. Furthermore, EA says that F1 22 will offer more control options for things like pit stops and formation laps and will get a new AI system for less experienced players.
The existing My Team mode will also return. In this mode, players become the boss of their own F1 team. According to the company, this has been expanded with more department events, where players have to make decisions about things like team strategy and budget. There will also be more extensive options to customize the appearance of F1 cars. Career mode is also back in the game and players can participate in the entire Formula 2 season. There doesn’t seem to be an alternative to the Breaking Point story mode that was introduced last year.
F1 22 will be released on July 1 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC. Players who pre-order the Champions Edition will be able to play the game on June 28. F1 22 is not the only Formula 1 game to appear this year. F1 Manager 2022 from Frontier Developments will also be released this summer.