In an announcement that shocked no one, Codemasters has officially announced the next game in their F1 series, F1 2018.
With E3 (which is basically SEMA for video games) just around the corner, it’s no surprise that Codemasters would announce their next F1 game now.
With the announcement, we are getting a few details but no screen shots or gameplay video yet as I’m sure they are keeping those bits close to the chest until E3.
So, what’s new in F1 2018? Well, we don’t know exactly. Codemasters does say that the career mode will be expanded and more classic F1 cars will be added to the roster.
They’ve also said that a “fan favorite” feature will be returning but they don’t specify beyond that. Though, I’m sure the hard core F1 fans already have a good idea of what they’re referring to.
We also know that F1 2018 will release on August 24th which is the same week as the Belgian Grand Prix.
It wasn’t announced but I’m sure that just like F1 2017, F1 2018 will likely run in 4K at 60fps on PC and on higher end consoles like PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.
For now, that will have to hold us over. Though, we can confirm that we’ll be attending E3 this year so we are going to do our best to go hands on with the game at the show and let you know our impressions.
Are you excited for F1 2018? What classic cars do you hope they add to the roster? What “fan favorite” feature do you think is returning? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype.
MAKE HEADLINES IN F1™ 2018
Greater Career Depth, More Classic Cars and Release Date Confirmed
Larkspur, Calif. – May 15, 2018 – Codemasters® and Deep Silver today announced that F1™ 2018, the official videogame of the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, will immerse players into the world of Formula 1® more than ever before. F1 2018 will release onto PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) worldwide on August 24, 2018, the weekend of the FORMULA 1 2018 BELGIAN GRAND PRIX at the iconic Spa-Francorchamps Circuit.
“We were delighted by the reception that the highly-acclaimed F1 2017 game received, and are extremely excited to be able to further build on such a strong starting point with F1 2018,” said Paul Jeal, F1 Franchise Director at Codemasters. “Over the past few years we have engaged heavily with our fan-base to understand what is important to them, and we cannot wait to unveil more details on features we know our fans will love. Career mode has been further expanded to immerse players even deeper into the world of F1 than before, with the return of a highly requested feature back into the franchise. We are also adding more classic cars, again listening to our fans as to which of the historical F1 cars they would most like to virtually drive next. Outside of those headline additions there are many other great enhancements to be revealed before the game launches.”
The 2018 season has started in exhilarating style with victories for Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel at both the Australian and Bahrain Grand Prix™, and then for Red Bull Racing’s Daniel Ricciardo in China. Lewis Hamilton then won a thrilling and dramatic race at the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan, and most recently Hamilton was again victorious in last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix. The 2018 season also sees the return of the French Grand Prix for the first time since 2008, at the Circuit Paul Ricard, which last hosted the French Grand Prix in 1990. The German Grand Prix also returns to the Championship after not featuring last year, with the Hockenheimring hosting the race in July. F1 2018 will feature all of the official teams, the drivers and circuits of the 2018 season.
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