Formula 1 games can be classed as the FIFA of racing games – you know that there will be a new title that’ll include the new rules for the year as well as a change to the driver roster and perhaps new tracks that have been added or dropped for the year. What it does give the developers time to focus on are the other bits to make the experience feel that bit more realistic.
To date we’ve never had an F1 game that allowed you to take part in the formation lap as you make your way to the starting grid. What this will of course do is provide players with an idea of the stress involved for drivers before the lights go out. You’ll also have to deal with the fact that you’ll have to swerve your car left and right to keep the tyres warm, in your efforts to get good grip into the first corner of the race.
The online racing scene has always been a bit of a letdown as you could never have a full grid of human opponents. That’s changing with F1 2016 as you’ll be racing with 21 other human drivers online. Yes, we can imagine that it’ll be complete havoc if damage is turned on, but for those who are serious about their F1 racing this is great news.
F1 2016 launches on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on 19 August 2016.