Virtual F1 season hits sooner than expected

Codemasters and Koch Media have announced their plans to release F1 2019 two months early.

Now set for a June 28th release for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, F1 2019 will launch during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend and ahead of the British, German and Hungarian Grands Prix.

For the first time in the racing franchise, players will get behind the wheel of a 2019 regulation car specifically designed with the collaboration of the official F1 technical team lead by Ross Brawn and Pat Symonds. Available in the game’s multiplayer mode, the F1 vehicle meets the 2019 regulations and comes with a bevvy of livery designs so players can create unique looking vehicles.

Here’s what Paul Jeal, F1 Franchise Director at Codemasters, had to say:

“We are absolutely delighted to be able to release F1 2019 earlier in the Formula 1® Season, so that the game can be played and enjoyed at the same time that the real-world championship picture is starting to form. Our close relationship with Formula 1 has played a major part in achieving this key objective for the franchise. That in addition to our near two-year development cycle, has allowed us to develop some exciting new features and other firsts for the franchise that we can’t wait to share with our community in the coming months.”

Codemasters’ F1 2019 Game Director, Lee Mather, adds:

“The exciting collaboration with Ross Brawn and Pat Symonds has created new levels of player personalisation in F1 2019 through the inclusion of the new regulation car. With the continued growth of the F1® series, it’s great to give players more control and new levels of car and driver customisation and we can’t wait to talk more about this alongside the new multiplayer features in the coming months.”