Codemasters has revealed today that its latest Formula 1 racing game, F1 2018 has topped sales charts around the world. Released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platforms from August 24th, F1 2018 has been number one in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Finland.
F1 2018 has not only launched to commercial success, but also critical acclaim. Reviewers praised the new pressurised media interviews included in the Career Mode of the game, as well as the unique research and development options that have been added for each team. The line-up of classic cars continues to be another area of praise, as this year’s entry increased the roster of these historic Formula 1 race machines to a total number of 20.
“We are delighted with the success of F1 2018. It reflects the hard work and dedication of everyone at Codemasters, and growing interest in the world’s most popular motorsport,” said Jonathan Bunney, VP of Publishing for Codemasters. “The first week chart positions were strong and the latest data available shows that we have held the number one position in at least two of our biggest territories, UK and Germany.”
“We look forward to hearing the news from all the others,” he added. “The F1 Esports Pro Series, which includes the real world F1 teams for the first time, will be played on F1 2018 and this will be an incredible showcase for the game.”
F1 2018 is available today on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC and features all the official teams, drivers, cars and circuits of the 2018 Formula 1 racing season. That’s in addition to all the improvements that have been made to the core experience, including a revamped Career Mode and a new Super License system in multiplayer. There are also new circuits to discover too, including the debut of the Circuit Paul Ricard and the return of the Hockenheimring.
For more on F1 2018, be sure to check out our review for the game, which says; “F1 2018 is without a shadow of a doubt, an improvement upon the last game, but that is to be expected. So many features have been added, albeit they can be a tad annoying, but despite this, the gameplay feels as fresh as ever, the graphics and overall visuals of the game have had a nice tweak, and the AI is some of the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of racing against.”
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