Codemasters has announced F1 2018, the next installment in its
annual racing franchise that immerses players into the world of Formula 1. Featuring
an expanded Career mode with even more classic cars and the return of “a highly-requested
feature,” F1 2018 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on Friday,
August 24th – the weekend of the 2018 Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.
As usual, F1 2018 will feature all the official teams,
drivers and circuits of the 2018 season. It’s been an exciting year so far in
Formula 1, which has seen victories for Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at
both the Australian and Bahrain Grand Prix. Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo emerged
victorious in China before Lewis Hamilton won a thrilling and dramatic race at
the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan. Hamilton was again victorious in last
weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix.
The 2018 season of Formula 1 also features the return of the
French Grand Prix for the first time since 2008, at the Circuit Paul Ricard,
which last hosted the iconic race in 1990. The German Grand Prix also returns
to the Championship after not featuring last year, with Hockenheimring hosting
the race in July. As mentioned above, these will all be featured in F1 2018
when it launches on August 24th.
“We were delighted by the reception that the
highly-acclaimed F1 2017 game received, and are extremely excited to be able to
further build on such a strong starting point with F1 2018” said Paul Jeal, F1
Franchise Director at Codemasters. “Over the past few years we have engaged
heavily with our fan-base to understand what is important to them, and we
cannot wait to unveil more details on features we know our fans will love.”
“Career mode has been further expanded to immerse players
even deeper into the world of F1 than before, with the return of a highly
requested feature back into the franchise,” he teased. “We are also adding more
classic cars, again listening to our fans as to which of the historical F1 cars
they would most like to virtually drive next. Outside of those headline
additions there are many other great enhancements to be revealed before the
In addition, the announcement for F1 2018 also specifies
that the game will take advantage of the Xbox One X,
the all-new 4K console from Microsoft. The upgrades for F1 2017 last year
included a boost to 4K resolution, improved environment reflections, and better
track shaders, as well as support for High Dynamic Range. These visual upgrades
will likely be available on both the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro consoles for F1
2018 as well.
Codemasters has said that further details about all the new
features found in F1 2018 will be revealed in the build up to its release date,
so be sure to check back on FullThrottle Media for all the latest on this year’s
Formula 1 racing game.
F1 2018 launches on August 24th, 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation
4, and PC. Codemasters has already confirmed the 2018
Formula 1 Esports Pro Series will be played on the upcoming game.
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