We already know that F1 2019 will launch two months earlier than usual. But now we have a bit more information on what we can expect, gameplay wise. And what a treat we’re in for!
Firstly, it won’t just be Formula One that is on the game’s roster – Codemasters have included 2018’s F2 season due to the number of protégés that have graduated from its class; a 2019 update will also be added for free post-launch. That means we can steer George Russell, Lando Norris and Alexander Albon to their fates. Or potentially rewrite history altogether. That’s probably more likely here.
Secondly, the team have worked tirelessly to build on past successes. Textures have been graphically improved, as technology advances allow, with attention being devoted particularly to night time environments. Enhancements to broadcast sounds and visuals, again, add to the realism.
Then there is the additional content included in the varying editions.
The Legends Edition comes with the most goodies, boasting no fewer than four cars (two being exclusives to this version), and eight race challenges. The two exclusive cars are history defining motors, namely the 1990 McLaren MP4/5B driven by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost’s Ferrari F1-90. And will be available, along with their legendary drivers, to face each other once again via the in-game challenges. Exclusive Senna and Prost liveries are also included in multiplayer gameplay.
The other two cars are shared with the Anniversary Edition, and are the Ferrari F10 and McLaren MP4-25; there is no confirmation in the data provided as to whether Fernando Alonso/Felipe Massa and Lewis Hamilton/Jenson Button will be accompanying their 2010 rides.
Finally, F1 2019 will follow the trend of league and eSport integration through sympathetic functionality. There will be a dedicated eSports section, populated with news, highlights and event information. Weekly challenges will be advertised as and when they come live. And racers will be able to search for and create their own leagues as they battle for on track supremacy.
A customisable F1 2019 regulations car, developed in conjunction with Pat Symonds and Ross Brawn, completes the lineup.
F1 2019 launches on June 28th, or three days earlier, on the 25th, for Legendary Edition owners. Will we see you on the grid?
Source: PR release
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