Posted May 27, 2016 by Dawid Venter in News

Codemasters reveals F1 2016


It was always going to be a no-brainer, but F1 2016 has been confirmed by Codemasters. It’ll include the new European track,┬áBaku City Circuit in Azerbaijan, as well as the new team that’s done rather well on debut this year – the Haas Team.

The focus this year is on the 10-year career mode that will see drivers sign their contracts and jump between teams based on the best offer. The virtual safety car will now also be joining the traditional safety car in the game, which means it’s sticking to rules in 2016. Principal Games Designer, Lee Mather, had this to say about the new outing:

F1 2016 is a massive step forward for the franchise. The new career mode sits at the heart of the game and allows gamers to create their own legend over a career that can span for up to a massive ten seasons.

Beyond improving upon the fastest and most thrilling on-track racing experience in gaming, F1 2016 uniquely offers the drama and vehicle development that goes on behind the scenes. A rich car upgrade system is fully integrated into a new and deep practice development programme which mirrors the tests carried out by the teams in real life.

The career mode, together with the re-introduction of the Safety Car, the first inclusion of the Virtual Safety Car and a number of other unannounced improvements means that F1 2016 will have more new features than any other year of the franchise.

There’s no word on the launch date just yet, other than it releasing ‘soon’ for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Here are the first set of screenshots:

This announcement comes just in time for the Monaco GP. Hopefully it won’t be a long wait to get that release date.

Dawid Venter

Married to a gamer wife who kicks my ass at most shooters. If it's got analogue thingies, with buttons that's connected to a big box I'll play it no matter the format.