Racing series returns with new story mode, under new publisher
Codemasters and Electronic Arts have announced F1 2021, featuring the teams, drivers and circuits for the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship.
In Braking Point, the brand-new story mode, players will rise from the ranks of Formula 2 to a shot at stardom in the world of Formula 1. It also re-introduces players to Devon Butler, who makes his return having debuted in F1 2019.
F1 2021 also promises a new two-player option in Career momde 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.
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. For the first time, F1 2021 comes to Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5, boasting a visual uplift and faster loading times.
Players who pre-order the Standard Edition will receive the Braking Point Content Pack, a set of exclusive in-game items inspired by the fictional stars of the new story experience, and 5,000 PitCoins. Benefits for the digital Deluxe include seven soon-to-be-unveiled iconic F1 drivers for use in My Team, complete with customisation content, 18,000 PitCoins, the Braking Point Content Pack, and three days early access. F1 2021 supports Xbox Smart Delivery and PlayStation’s free upgrade when players switch to an Xbox Series X|S or PlayStation 5.
F1 2021, the first to be published by EA, will be available Friday July 16, on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.