Be the grid’s 11th team with the new F1® 2020 videogame
New circuits, split-screen, a Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition, and a major new ‘My Team’ game mode. F1® 2020, the official videogame of the 2020 FIA Formula One World Championship, will bring you all this and more when it is released in July, developers Codemasters have announced.
In the year that F1 celebrates its 70th anniversary, F1 2020 will be available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, Windows PC (DVD and via Steam), and, for the first time, Google Stadia.
And in the season when Lewis Hamilton could equal his record of seven F1 drivers’ titles, Codemasters mark the career of the current holder with a Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition which comes with exclusive content and three days’ early access.
In a series of firsts, F1 2020 offers ‘My Team’. This major new game mode allows players to create their own F1 team and take their place alongside the established 2020 line-up, with the new experience offering a unique insight into the world of Formula 1.
My Team and the well-established and critically acclaimed Career mode will allow players more flexibility with the choice of three season lengths. Players can choose from the original full 22-race season, and shorter 10- and 16-race season options, which now include Vietnam’s Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort in the Netherlands.
For social play with friends, two-player split-screen makes its welcome return, alongside a host of new options designed to help new players and adjust the F1 challenge to match their expertise. These modes are in addition to the core F1 and F2 racing experiences which remain as challenging as ever for those who love the intensity of simulation racing.
Fans who purchase the F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition will get to drive as the legendary German driver Michael Schumacher in four of his most iconic cars. Players will also receive exclusive content including themed car liveries and driver customisation items, including a unique podium celebration.
The four cars included in the F1 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition are the Jordan 191 from 1991, the 1994 Benetton B194 and its 1995 successor, the B195, and the Ferrari F1-2000.
Additionally, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Formula 1 itself, fans who pre-order or purchase the Schumacher Deluxe Edition or the ‘F1 2020: F1 Seventy Edition’ will receive an exclusive set of in-game items. A Limited Edition F1 2020 Steelbook will also be available in local markets via selected retailers.
“F1 2020 promises to be our biggest and most innovative title to date,” said Paul Jeal, F1 Franchise Director at Codemasters. “Our core players will welcome even greater gameplay depth with the introduction of our brand-new My Team feature, alongside three customisable season lengths which allows them to pick their favourite tracks.”
“As huge fans of F1, we continue to innovate and develop game modes that bring players even closer to the real-world sport,” added Lee Mather, F1 2020 Game Director at Codemasters. “We’ve also added new modes to enable more casual players to get up to speed more easily, and we’ve brought back split-screen for social play with friends. The additions reduce both the difficulty and time barrier to entry while retaining the car handling that our simulation players love.”