Perhaps unexpectedly, given that the season hasn’t started yet and shows no sign of doing so anytime soon, Codemasters has announced F1 2020. Even more unexpectedly, it’s due out in less than three months.
The official game of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship, F1 2020 will feature all 22 race venues (even those that may not end up on the real championship calendar, this year) including the Hanoi Circuit and Max Verstappen’s home GP of Zandvoort. Players will even be able to race in shorter seasons of 10 or 16 races, should they choose.
This option is included in the new My Team mode which, for the first time in the series, allows players to create, manage and race in their own team. Another new feature, although not for the first time in the series, is split-screen. It’s nice to see the old local multiplayer mode returning, isn’t it? Not many sim racers offer that, these days.
This is all on top of the usual F1 and F2 modes, too.With Lewis Hamilton on the verge of equaling the record of 7 championship wins, held by none other than the great Michael Schumacher, F1 2020 will have its own Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition, available 3 days early. Celebrating the legendary German driver, this edition will allow players to race as the man himself, in four of his most iconic cars:
1991: Jordan 191
1994: Benetton B194
1995: Benetton B195
2000: Ferrari F1-2000
As it’s also the seventieth anniversary of F1, pre-orders of the Schumacher Deluxe Edition and the Seventy Edition will gain access to an exclusive set of in-game items. There will also be a Steelbook available at select retailers.
F1 2020 will release on July 10th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and, in another first, Google Stadia.