Coming out on PlayStation® 4, Xbox One and Windows PC, F1 2016 will incorporate a 10-year career mode, alongside the introduction of the iconic Safety Car and Virtual Safety Car - and a new circuit in the form of the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan, home of the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe.
Players can create an avatar within the career mode, select a number to take with them through their career, and then select which of the 11 teams - including newcomers Haas F1 Team - on the grid they will start their career with. They can then earn contracts and pick their moves between teams, or elect to stay at one in a bid to turn them into championship contenders.
"F1 2016 is a massive step forward for the franchise," said Lee Mather, pincipal games designer at Codemasters. "The new career mode sits at the heart of the game and allows gamers to create their own legend over a career that can span for up to a massive ten seasons.
"Beyond improving upon the fastest and most thrilling on-track racing experience in gaming, F1 2016 uniquely offers the drama and vehicle development that goes on behind the scenes. A rich car upgrade system is fully integrated into a new and deep practice development programme which mirrors the tests carried out by the teams in real life.
"The career mode, together with the re-introduction of the Safety Car, the first inclusion of the Virtual Safety Car and a number of other unannounced improvements means that F1 2016 will have more new features than any other year of the franchise."
Further updates about the official F1 2016 game will be released in the coming weeks.