Codemasters has announced this afternoon further details about its up-coming F1 2016 game, as well as posting a brand-new gameplay trailer.
It was previously revealed that the game, which is set to be released on the 19 August for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, will feature a 10-season career mode and the return of the safety car.
Now more details have been confirmed by Codemasters, including manual starts, formation laps and 22-player online racing.
The new trailer also gave further glimpses of the expanded paddock, hospitality and pitlane scenes, as well as the new time-of-day editor. Alongside manual starts, players of the game will also be put in control of the car in the pitlane and be handed penalties for speeding – including a new five-second pitstop penalty.
A major update compared to previous F1 releases is the increase in multiplayer racing to full, 22-car grids.
Meanwhile several smaller details have also been announced, with pitwall boards, improved penalty systems, increased car damage sensitivity, wheel tethers and modified physics adding to the realism.
In a statement to the media this afternoon, principal game designer Lee Mather stated the following about F1 2016 as follows:-
‘We strive to create a game that is as close to the actual sport as possible. We have listened to the feedback from our community and that has resulted in us introducing the safety car, Virtual Safety Car, formation lap, manual race starts and the host of other gameplay features that get us even closer to the real sport and add to the experience for the player.
‘Increasing the multiplayer support to 22 players was extremely important to us. We want to be able to fill the whole grid with human players to create those great race moments and stories. It also provides greater support for online leagues.’
Here is the online trailer that Codemasters have released today:-