With the impending release of F1 2017, the official video game of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, Codemasters have released a new trailer highlighting the thrilling racing that fans will soon be enjoying. The new trailer can be viewed on the game’s official YouTube channel:
Releasing worldwide on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) on August 25th, F1 2017 is the most feature rich game in the franchise’s history.
Lee Mather, Creative Director for F1 2017 commented: “We cannot wait for fans to play F1 2017. This is the biggest F1 game we have ever created. Not only do we have the addition of classic cars and a greatly expanded career mode but we have made a number of improvements to the online experience, including introducing spectator spots which should be great for league play.
“We also think that Championships is going to be a real hit with fans as it offers new ways to play the game with different rule sets and structures compared to the normal World Championship. It really adds to the variety in the game.”
MASSIVELY EXPANDED CAREER:
Players can make history as they hone their skills and develop their car over multiple seasons in the Career. First, they create their driver by selecting from a range of avatars, including female drivers for the first time, helmet design (including community created versions), race number and then the team they want to begin their career with. The Research & Development system is heavily expanded, with 115 upgrades now available, while the player also has to manage their engine and gearbox. Earn resource points by taking part in new Practice Programmes including ‘Fuel Management’ and ‘Race Pace’. The classic cars also take centre stage in the enhanced career mode as players are invited to race them in the new Invitational events.
NEW ‘CHAMPIONSHIPS’ MODE AND GAMEPLAY TYPES:
Championship mode allows players to experience unique race events following different rules and structures from the official Championship in both modern and classic cars. For example, the Classic Street Series sees you race the iconic cars around the six streets circuits on the calendar.
NEW CLASSIC F1 CARS:
Get behind the wheel of 12* iconic F1 cars from the history of the sport. The classic cars are also integrated into the career mode and can be raced in both Single Class and Multi Class Races. Players can race the following cars:
· 1995 Ferrari 412 T2
· 2002 Ferrari F2002
· 2004 Ferrari F2004
· 2007 Ferrari F2007
· 1988 McLaren MP4/4* – (DLC car in F1 2017 Special Edition)
· 1991 McLaren MP4/6
· 1998 McLaren MP4-13
· 2008 McLaren MP4 -23
· 1992 Williams FW14B
· 1996 Williams FW18
· 2006 Renault R26
· 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6
ALTERNATIVE TRACK LAYOUTS:
As well as the 20 official 2017 circuits, there are four additional shortened track layouts in the game for the first time: Britain, Bahrain, USA and Japan. Players can also race the stunning Monaco circuit at night.
Race either the modern or classic cars online with a full grid of 20 players in both public and private sessions. The game now offers two dedicated “spectator” spots as well as improved multiplayer matchmaking, new online stats and levelling system, and all multiplayer session types.
Consumers who pre-order or purchase ‘Day One’ copies of F1 2017 will have access to the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4, as part of the ‘F1 2017 Special Edition.’
Clubit.tv review of F1 2017 on the PS4 will be available from mid day tomorrow so be sure to come back and check it out