Codemasters has released a spectacular new all-in-one trailer for F1 2018 in 4K resolution that highlights everything you can come to expect from this year’s official entry into the long-running Formula 1 game franchise. The video showcases the overall depth and feature-set for F1 2018, including a detailed look at the Career Mode and its various improvements, the 20 unmissable
classic cars from the history of the sport, and the stunning new visual enhancements.
In addition to the trailer, Codemasters also announced a new ‘Super License’ system that will make its debut in F1 2018. This is designed to reduce the effects of poor driving and a lack of sportsmanship in multiplayer races. Players will be rated on their skill levels and driver etiquette and will then be matched with other racers of a similar ability and driving style.
As you’ll have noticed in the video, F1 2018 has also undergone what Codemasters is calling “a significant graphical uplift.” This includes new visual features and enhancements, including environmental mist, heat haze, track mirage effects, realistic cloud formations with improved lighting effects and skyboxes, new engine heat haze and off racing line dirt kick-up – bringing F1 2018 closer to the real sport than ever before.
“This is the most complete F1 experience that Codemasters has ever created,” says F1 Game Director, Lee Mather. “The Career mode is the central point of the game and has been greatly expanded with the inclusion of pressurised press interviews that will directly affect your path through the sport. There is also far more flexibility for the player, including the ability to select your own rival and negotiate team moves during the season.”
“The Career mode also expands the player’s research
and development options, with each F1 team now having its own unique technology tree with differing strengths and weaknesses,” he continues. “What’s more, F1 2018’s Career will also feature significant rule changes between seasons during the Career for the first time.”
“The game’s handling has also been reworked using real world F1 data to give us new suspension and chassis physics, as well as the introduction of manually deployed ERS,” Mather added. “This all means that the cars feel great to drive and you can really feel the difference between the modern cars and the 20 classics there are in the game. There is a huge contrast between the low aero, low grip cars from the 1970s compared to the 2018 cars.”
For more on F1 2018, be sure to check out all our coverage from the recent London Preview event. That includes an in-depth
40-minute video preview of the Career Mode, a hands-on session
with the game on a £2,000 Playseat and Fanatec wheel setup, a Ferrari F2004
on the Circuit Paul Ricard, a quick race at
Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps with the ‘Halo’ cockpit camera in view, and our first test drive with the two classic cars featured exclusively in the Headline
Edition of F1 2018 – the 2009 Brawn BGP-001 and the 2003
Launching across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC whilst taking advantage of the upgraded spec inside the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro consoles, F1 2018 will be available on
Friday, August 24th. If you can’t wait until then, you can pre-order the game now on the Xbox
Store, and Steam. Stay tuned for additional coverage leading up to the release of this year’s official Formula 1 racing game – all right here on FullThrottle Media.