On Wednesday, we got our first look at the F1 series since being acquired by Electronic Arts back in February. In anticipation of its July 16 rollout, Codemasters and EA allowed the release of some early next-gen gameplay footage of F1 2021 from various EA Gamechangers. YouTuber AR12Gaming got the first crack at it and dished on the ‘Braking Point’ career mode, new damage physics, and more.
F1 2021 All-new Career Modes Explained
The biggest reveal of course is the new ‘Braking Point’ story mode. According to Codemasters, the career mode spans around five-to-six hours and sees gamers race as Aiden Jackson, an up-and-coming F2 driver looking to make it to Formula 1. The mode spans the 2019 F2 season before shifting into the 2020 and 2021 F1 campaigns. Players will have the chance to sign with Aston Martin, Alphas Tauri, Alfa Romeo, Haas, or Williams. ‘Braking Point’ aims to be a character and relationship-driven story, inspired by Netflix’ Drive to Survive series. F1 fans will even see the return of F1 2019 rival Devon Butler, Jackson Ellis-style. Another addition is a co-op career mode. Now, two gamers can embark on an F1 journey together as a team, or against each other. These two modes add to the the standard career, MyTeam, and Real-Season Start.
New Damage Mod and Customization
An entirely new damage mod is making its way into the game as well. The new physics seek to create more realistic crash damage and scrapes. Not to mention, added customization which allows stickers to be added to the halo and selection of a victory radio message.
F1 2021 speeds towards a release this summer on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
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