Today, Codemasters and Electronic Arts Inc. announced a new era of Formula 1 with the announcement of EA SPORTS F1 22 that will be released worldwide on Friday, July 1.
In the biggest shake-up in over ten years, players will take their seats for the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship in their new hybrid cars. There is also a new F1 Sprint race, with a new overhauled ruleset. Plus, in a more competitive and unpredictable line-up, players will be able to test their skills across the 2022 calendar. The two companies also put out a reveal trailer which can be viewed below.
Players will be able to race on new tracks including the International Autodrome for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix. There’s another first too, players can now step into the glamorous world of Formula 1 with F1 Life. F1 Life is a customizable hub where racers can show off their collection of supercars, clothing, and accessories, that are earned during gameplay, Podium Pass, and the in-game brand store.
Players can pre-order the Champions Edition now, which includes three days of early access and a time-limited Miami-inspired content pack. “We look forward to welcoming our players to the new era of Formula 1,” said F1 Senior Creative Director at Codemasters, Lee Mather. “Alongside the real-world changes, we have updated the physics to accommodate the new aero rules and re-worked the tire model, making the handling more true to life. With new and updated circuits, Adaptive AI, F1 Life, and expanded gameplay options, there has never been a better time for players to take their seats and live the life of an F1 driver.”
According to the developers, the redefined race day will allow players to customize their set-up with new immersive and broadcast options that affect the formation of laps, safety car periods, and pit stops. When players select the immersive option, they will face risk and reward challenges, which could be the difference between a place on the podium or finishing last. Broadcast, on the other hand, takes the pressure off, with controlled and authentic cinematics that keep players close to the action. For the ultimate F1 22 experience, the new PC VR functionality via Oculus Rift and HTC Vive enables players to feel the drama from right inside the cockpit.