F1 22 will be released on July 1st, which will include new hybrid vehicles, revamped regulations, and F1 Life, a customizable center where players can show off their cars, apparel, accessories, and other racing memorabilia.
F1 2021’s excellent Career Mode returns with “fresh new features”—perhaps more phone calls from your mother—along with the My Squad mode, which allows players to create and manage their own F1 team as a newbie, challenger, or frontrunner. Casual drivers can use F1 22’s new “Adaptive AI” and easily accessible controls and menus to stay competitive (reasonably so) behind the wheel right away, according to EA and Codemasters, while more experienced players who want something more technically demanding can adjust the settings for a more technically demanding experience.
Players will be able to choose between more realistic or cinematic options for formation laps, safety car periods, and pit stops in the new Broadcast and Immersive modes, which are expected to further enhance the “fun vs technical” component of the game. Two-player split screen and internet races will be accessible for multiplayer racing, while VR driving will be available on the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive headsets.
“Alongside the real-world changes, we have updated the physics to accommodate the new aero rules and re-worked the tire model, making the handling more true to life,” Codemasters senior creative director Lee Mathers said. “With new and updated circuits, Adaptive AI, F1 Life, and expanded gameplay options, there has never been a better time for players to take their seats and live the life of an F1 driver.”
F1 2022 will be out on July 1 on Steam and the Epic Games Store.