F1 22 to Include Spain, Australia and Abu Dhabi Updates

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F1 22 is scheduled to be released on the 1st of July, 2022, and will include the recent real-world track updates for Spain, Australia and Abu Dhabi.

The latest installment in the F1 series will be released to PC, PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One in about six weeks' time. F1 22 will bring a number of changes that players have been asking for in recent years, including VR support for PC users and now select track updates to reflect real-world circuit updates.

Spain, Australia and Abu Dhabi are the latest tracks to be confirmed as receiving updates. In some cases the updates reflect minor changes such as the type of curbing used, and in other cases major revisions to corners or complexes will be incorporated.


Spain's turn 10 will see the significant changes that were implemented, though not yet raced on by Formula 1. In addition, turns 10 through 14 have seen updated off-track areas and several areas of the circuit have updated curbing.


Australia's Albert Park circuit will be updated in F1 22 using LIDAR data to enhance the accuracy or the track's camber and elevation changes. The significant changes to the circuit that affected turns 1, 3, 6, 8/9, 11, 12, and 13 will be reflected in the title. There will also be accurate updates to the curbing and walls around the track.

Yas Marina in Abu Dhabi will be changed to reflect the chicane removal before the hairpin, which itself has more runoff. Turns 11-14 have been replaced by a long, banked corner, and turns 13-15 have been rounded off around the hotel to allow cars to follow more closely.

This is more promising news for F1 22, and should further enhance the player experience. Let us know your thoughts on these track changes or anything else you may be looking forward to in F1 22 in the comments below or on Twitter @RaceDepartment!
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Updated...
New billboards.. among other
things.
:) VR News added :
Not only will F1 '22 feature new track configurations, but it is also set to showcase VR for the first time in series history, albeit on PC only for the time being. :D
Someone will be very happy, now.
 
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Seriously they will leave SPA 2022 out of the update? FIA!!!!! Open the license to any company that wants to use the license!!! Please!!!!
 
I mean it's not that impressive, considering their tracks are not laser scanned. Other sims are slow to get updates versions of tracks cause it's difficult to laser scan especially now during pandemic
 
I mean it's not that impressive, considering their tracks are not laser scanned. Other sims are slow to get updates versions of tracks cause it's difficult to laser scan especially now during pandemic
the FIA has LIDAR for every track they race on. To say the company can't get them because of the pandemic is laughable.

edit: they (FIA) have them for every track and they are shared with ALL the teams for their simulators.
 
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the FIA has LIDAR for every track they race on. To say the company can't get them because of the pandemic is laughable.

edit: they (FIA) have them for every track and they are shared with ALL the teams for their simulators.
... but but ... F1 games are not simulators, so they cannot use real world data, but must come up with their own bogus data. ;)
 
Exactly..
".. the developers used LIDAR data to bring the amended venues to life.."

It's all over Internet, 2 days ago.. :thumbsup:
 
So...these are the only tracks getting significant updates? Still going to recycle that utter disaster that they claim is Spa?
 
no idea how the add such little to the game each year when they keep 95% of it from previous years. this year will be the first time I dont buy
 
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Porbably not going to buy it, still dosen't have true tripple screen support im guessing? At the moment im getting more fun from the not f1 cars in ams2 than i have from the f1 games.

Allot of us just are not the target of the game. Which is a shame as i think we could be included with difficulty/controller setttings, looks like it 90% there.
 
1 picture of Melbourne and we can see few things wrong... Wall is extended in the parking lot. The red sausage from the new Turn 3 is more wide (that or they got wrong the kerb in that turn, or worse, the turn itself), and of course, let's see if they deleted the kerb in the parking after Turn 4... I'm really worried because we won't even have new Red Bull Ring or new Spa...

I'm not accepting the 'is because they have to remodel the track again' excuse (or any other) no more. We saw a amateur guy in this site who completely remodeled Kunos Spa to the new Spa. Considering it was raw laser scanned mesh, it was pretty good. They can at least watch the onboard cameras, because it seems like a procedural process which they go through to do tracks and that's not the way...
 
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I'm really worried because we won't even have new Red Bull Ring or new Spa

The new chicane is just for MotoGP, right? I'm not concerned if it's omitted from the F1 game unless FIA decides to include it there, as well.
 
The new chicane is just for MotoGP, right? I'm not concerned if it's omitted from the F1 game unless FIA decides to include it there, as well.
But it's in the track, and it's a one more layout. I wouldn't be very inmersed If I race in a old track.
 

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