Codemasters and Koch Media have released a new trailer showcasing F1 2016’s Career mode, which will be the most immersive one ever seen in the franchise.
Additionally, Codemasters have announced that F1 2016 will feature Multiplayer Championship, a brand new game mode that allows up to 22 players to compete against each other over the course of a season. The new mode allows players to race as team mates or to battle it out as different teams as well as offering great possibilities for league play.
Career Mode lets players select their character, helmet and race number that will stay with them throughout their time in Formula One. They then select which of the 11 official teams they wish to join to start their journey, as well as which member of the team will be their team-mate, before taking to the track for the first race of the season. The higher ranked teams will have steeper expectations for the player.
Players will also experience the tension of the Formation Lap as they weave to warm their tires where they have to balance their revs and release the clutch at the right time. Get this wrong and players could jump the start and face a penalty or fail to get away from the line as the anti-stall kicks in.
Throughout their in-game career, players can decide how they want to upgrade their car by consulting with the Research and Development Engineer on areas for improvement, and by completing tasks during Practice sessions. They can either upgrade their team over a number of seasons to make it into a title challenger or they can negotiate with their Agent to move between teams to work their way up the grid.
F1 2016 races to retail and online on August 19th for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.