Gaming Hype: New F1 2016 Trailer Highlights New Features (Video)

A new trailer for Codemasters’ F1 2016 dropped today and it pulls back the curtain a bit more.  At E3, a pretty straight-forward gameplay demo was on hand (we’ll have our impressions of that up soon) but Codemasters couldn’t show too much.  So, this new trailer is greatly appreciated as it gives away some details about the new Career Mode, Formation Lap, and the new Virtual safety car.  Check out the trailer below to get all the info and you can dig for more details in the official press release as well.  Also stay tuned for our gameplay impressions of F1 2016!

F1 2016 “Attract” Trailer:

Press Release:

F1™ 2016 Attract Trailer Showcases New Features

Larkspur, Calif., July 21, 2016 – Codemasters® and Deep Silver have today released the latest gameplay video for F1 2016, the official videogame of the 2016 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. The new attract video shows action both on the track and in the pit lane, recreating key moments from the year and highlighting many of the game’s key features.

Available on August 19 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC, F1 2016 boasts the most in-depth Career mode ever seen in the franchise which allows players to create their own legend over the course of 10 seasons. The player selects an avatar and number to carry throughout their career as well as the team they want to start with. Players are able to move between teams or they can choose to develop a team into a championship contender by working with their Research and Development Engineer and Player Agent to develop their progress.

The Formation Lap will be featured for the first time in the game’s history as well as the brand new Virtual Safety Car which accompanies the return of the regular Safety Car, a fan favorite. The level of immersion has been further enhanced by the inclusion of manual starts and manual pit lane entry and braking – all vital to avoid losing time, penalties and track position.

With multiplayer support for up to 22 drivers, F1 2016 allows players to form a full grid of human players across the 21 circuits featured in the 2016 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, including the tight Baku street circuit, the latest addition to the calendar. In single player, gamers are able to create their own legend in the expansive Career Mode which stretches for up to 10 seasons complete with drama both on and off the track.

F1 2016 Limited Edition includes the ‘CAREER BOOSTER’ DLC PACK, which will give players a head start in their career as well as exclusive Career Helmet and Laptop designs.

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