F1 2020 has been formally revealed by Codemasters, the follow-up to last year’s critically-acclaimed F1 2019 and the official game of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Headlining this announcement is the all-new “My Team” feature making its franchise debut in F1 2020. In addition to the classic Career mode, players will be able to enjoy F1 2020 as a driver-manager and set the stage for their very own Formula 1 team. For the first time, Codemasters is also allowing players to adjust the length of their season. Be it the full 22 race season, including the Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort, or shorter 10 or 16-race options.
Split-screen play also makes a return in this year’s entry, as does the full Formula 2 race calendar, building upon the F2 integration that was featured in last year’s title. There is also a range of new options catering to those who are new to F1 games and allowing players to adjust the challenge given to better match their skill level.
“F1 2020 promises to be our biggest and most innovative title to date,” says Paul Jeal, F1 Franchise Director. “Our core players will welcome even greater gameplay depth with the introduction of our brand-new My Team feature, alongside three customisable season lengths which allows them to pick their favourite tracks. In the year where Lewis Hamilton is going for his seventh World Championship, we celebrate the greatest F1 driver of all time with our Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition, which we know will prove popular with our community.”
“As huge fans of F1, we continue to innovate and develop game modes that bring players even closer to the real-world sport,” said Lee Mather, F1 2020 Game Director. “We’ve also added new modes to enable more casual players to get up to speed more easily, and we’ve brought back split-screen for social play with friends. The additions reduce both the difficulty and time barrier to entry while retaining the car handling that our simulation players love.”
F1 2020 will launch worldwide on Friday, July 10th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and for the first time, Stadia. It is the first F1 game to release on Google’s cloud-streaming platform, but the second from developer Codemasters after launching GRID last year.
Those who wish to experience F1 2020 even earlier can pre-order the Deluxe Edition, allowing players to drive as the legendary German driver Michael Schumacher in four of his most iconic cars. These include the following:
Other benefits include themed car liveries, exclusive driver customization items and a unique podium celebration.
To mark the seventieth anniversary of Formula 1 itself, Codemasters is also launching an ‘F1 2020: F1 Seventy Edition’ that features “an exclusive set of in-game items.” A limited-edition F1 2020 Steelbook will also be made available in select markets through local retailers.
Stay tuned for more news on F1 2020 leading up to its release on Friday, July 10th.
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