Strap yourselves up as developers Codemasters just announced that the official video game for the Formula One World Championship, F1 2018 is set to drop worldwide on August the 24th 2018 for the PC (via Steam), Xbox One and PS4 – on the same weekend as the weekend of the Formula 1 2018 Belgian GP 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.” he added.
So what’s in store? Well, you can expect the most realistic depiction of an F1 racing game in the market since …. since the game’s last iteration which we reviewed here. Aesthetics-wise, the cars will look different this year most notably due to the halo safety device around the drivers’ cockpit and you’ll get to drive around new circuits which weren’t in last year’s game; the Circuit Paul Ricard, which last hosted the French Grand Prix in 1990 and the Hockenheimring which is set to host the German GP in this year’s race calendar.
You can get a glimpse of the game in the video below as Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team driver, Charles Leclerc shows you around his ‘home’ track of Monte Carlo in Monaco.