Codemasters and EA have announced that F1 2021 is making its way to the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam on July 16. F1 2021 is the first F1 title to be published by EA Sports, who also recently announced EA Sports PGA Tour, and will feature the teams, drivers and, circuits for the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship.
The game also introduces a new story mode, an expanded Career mode with two-player option, and three new circuits – Portimão, Imola, and Jeddah, available to all players as free post-launch content.
The new story mode, Braking Point, lets you embark on an epic journey to 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 expands its iconic Career mode with a new two-player option that allows friends to join online and play co-op or choose different teams to create new rivalries in the track in synchronus race sessions. Career mode also introduces Real-Season Start, allwoing players to begin at any point in the season with real-time driver and constructor standings.
“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,” said Lee Mather, Franchise Game Director at Codemasters. “Braking Point transforms the game and puts players centre stage in the greatest racing spectacle on the planet.”
Players who pre-order the Standard Edition will receive the Braking Point Content Pack which includes a set of exclusive in-game items inspired by the fictional stars of the new story experience and 5,000 PitCoins. While for those that get the Digital Deluxe edition will get seven soon-to-be-unveiled iconic F1 drivers for in My Team, complete with customization content, 18,000 PitCoins, the Braking Point Content Pack, and three days early access.
For more information on F1 2021, visit the official website here.