Codemasters and Electronic Arts announced F1 2021; a new next-generation racing experience launching on July 16th on PC via Steam. In order to celebrate this announcement, you can find the game’s debut trailer below.
F1 2021 will feature the teams, drivers and circuits for the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship. The game will also introduce a brand-new story mode, expanded Career mode with two-player option, and three new circuits. These three circuits are Portimão, Imola, and Jeddah and will be available to all players as free post-launch content.
In Braking Point, the brand-new story mode, players take on an epic journey, as they rise from the ranks of Formula 2 to a shot at stardom in the world of Formula 1. This mode aims to immerse players into the glamorous world of F1. Additionally, it will give a taste of the lifestyle both on and off the track: the rivalries, emotion and dedication needed to compete at the highest level. It also re-introduces players to the much-maligned Devon Butler, who makes his return having debuted in F1 2019.
F1 2021 expands its iconic Career mode with a new two-player option that allows friends to join online and play co-operatively or choose different teams and take rivalries to the track in synchronous race sessions. Each driver has complete control over their assists, allowing players of all levels to come together and compete. Career mode also introduces Real-Season Start, enabling players to begin at any point in the season with real-time driver and constructor standings.
Across all formats, returning features include driver-manager experience My Team, two-player split-screen, shorter season options for both F1 and F2, esports integration and accessible menus and handling.
Lee Mather, Franchise Game Director at Codemasters, said:
“Braking Point is an exciting innovation that has been years in the making. We are proud to expand the game experience and allow players to live the highs and lows of life in Formula 1® both on and off the track. Braking Point transforms the game and puts players centre stage in the greatest racing spectacle on the planet.”
Paul Jeal, F1 Senior Franchise Director at Codemasters, added:
“We are creating more choice and new ways to play. Real-Season Start allows players to align their career to the F1 season. The addition of two-player Career brings new challenges to the iconic game mode. Players can now choose to play co-operatively and share in the success or compete and strive for personal glory.”