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F1 2020 | Features Trailer Shows Off What's New In F1 2020

Codemasters have revealed a new features trailer for F1 2020, showing off some of the new things you can expect to find within the latest Formula One official racing title.
  • Create your own team
  • Split screen racing
  • 10 year career mode
One of the key components of F1 2020 is the ability for players to become the 11th team in the 2020 Formula One World Championship. From having the ability to create your own car and livery and overalls designs, to being able to influence performance and other development type aspects while managing your facilities and resources back at the team HQ.

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“In a little less than a week, our players will finally be able to experience all the innovations in F1® 2020. This year, we have created new features which cater to every type of race fan,” said Lee Mather, F1® Franchise Game Director at Codemasters. “From My Team, which gives players a real insight into the world of Formula 1®, to the more casual split-screen, F1® 2020 is the ultimate virtual racing experience to accompany the revised 2020 F1® season.”
As with previous games within the franchise, Codemasters are keen to further expand the career mode within F1 2020, and as such the new title comes with a 10 year career mode, where you can either pilot your own team, or work your way through the existing grid while other drivers around you swap teams, retire or step up from the supporting Formula 2 series.

  • Customisation of the F2 integration
  • Adjustable season lengths
  • New circuits
Also fresh for Formula One 2020 is the first new circuit introductions into the franchise for quite a while, with the inclusion of both the Vietnamese Grand Prix in Hanoi, and the returning and re-profiled Zandvoort Grand Prix Circuit - ironically two of the venues dropped from Formula One racing this season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Formula 2 also returns to the franchise for a second year in a row, with the 2019 season forming part of the base offering at launch, with the 2020 variant set to be included as a free additional DLC at some point later in the year.

Season lengths are also adjustable as part of the new game, again with a focus on customisation, so players have the option to choose between full season racing of 22 events, a 16 race calendar or a 10 race affair.

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  • New contract system
  • ERS Overtaken button
  • Virtual real mirror
As the career and management gameplay features expand, so too has the level of detail applied to the contract management system within F1 2020. From signing contracts as the driver to race for a team, to hiring and firing of staff and sponsors, the control of the off track aspect of running a Formula One team has been put much more firmly in the hands of the player, adding considerable additional playability to the game outside of simply driving a race weekend.

Another welcome introduction into the latest F1 title is the inclusion of a virtual mirror for better visibility when racing, and the introduction of the ERS 'overtake' button, that gives players the ability to call on additional power from their V6 hybrid engine when looking to perform a pass on the cars ahead - as per the real world Formula One regulations.

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  • New assists for casual racers
  • Classic F1 cars
  • New podium celebrations - F1 Podium Pass
  • Game review and live stream Monday 6th July on RD YouTube channel
Casual racers and those with less experience of the Formula One franchise has also been considered with this latest game, as Codemasters have developed a suit of new assists and features that can be applied within the game options. From new steering assists to less punishing off track incidents, the intention is to make the title more accessible to a wider gaming audience, without forcing the assists on more experienced players.

Classic cars also return in F1 2020, with the Michael Schumacher deluxe edition featuring a number of cars used by the 7-time World Champion during his career in the sport, alongside various historic Grand Prix machines from the last couple of decades of Formula One racing.

In something of a Fornite esque move, Codemasters have also created the questionable 'Podium Pass' feature, where those with an interest in having special celebrations one the race podium can update their driver avatar with special moves... which I'm likely to never look at, consider or care about during my time with the game.


So folks, all in all a pretty packed list of new and exciting features for the title. Check out the RaceDepartment F1 2020 review due to launch on our YouTube channel at 9am BST on Monday 6th July, followed by a few hours of live streaming from the game beginning at 9.30 BST - more details to follow nearer the time.


F1 2020 is set to release on July 7th for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.

Got questions about the game? Start a new thread at the RaceDepartment F1 2020 sub forum here at RaceDepartment, and let the community help you out!

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Honestly wasn't sure if id get it early on or not, but it actually looks kinda good. Like the "my team" thing, and that combined with 10 season career (never made it past two seasons so 10 is plenty :p) sounds kinda fun tbh. And I also wanna have a proper look at the Zandvoort and Hanoi tracks :D
 

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The 'My Team', team and driver development appeal to me and I've already preordered on the back of that and having enjoyed 17-19. The F1 games are what they are in terms of the accessible driving but the full rules and by far the best career/car development aspect of any racing game other than Motorsport Manager still make this worth playing for me. I enjoy developing my players in the FIFA career and I'm hoping driver development is something similar where I can build the skills of 'my' driver and my teammate over the years. Hopefully, the ERS management and deployment is more straightforward this year!

Podium Pass - yes I'll pass on that, I bet the kids like it though...but yeah meh for us oldies!

I look forward to the RD stream and review on the 6th I'll tune in to that if I can. My guess is the review will say it's nothing special in the driving department, has great visuals and atmosphere and the career mode is good if you like that sort of thing...or annoying if you don't! The one thing I'd urge is for Paul or whoever is testing the game to drive F1 2020 (or 19) in wet conditions back to back with ACC, there isn't as much between them as some would have us believe, F1 does a decent job of wet circuits and it always makes the races more interesting.
 
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So...a video about a virtual rear view mirror?! :mad::thumbsdown::mad: I'll never use it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Codemasters have revealed a new features trailer for F1 2020, showing off some of the new things you can expect to find within the latest Formula One official racing title.
  • Create your own team
  • Split screen racing
  • 10 year career mode
One of the key components of F1 2020 is the ability for players to become the 11th team in the 2020 Formula One World Championship. From having the ability to create your own car and livery and overalls designs, to being able to influence performance and other development type aspects while managing your facilities and resources back at the team HQ.

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“In a little less than a week, our players will finally be able to experience all the innovations in F1® 2020. This year, we have created new features which cater to every type of race fan,” said Lee Mather, F1® Franchise Game Director at Codemasters. “From My Team, which gives players a real insight into the world of Formula 1®, to the more casual split-screen, F1® 2020 is the ultimate virtual racing experience to accompany the revised 2020 F1® season.”
As with previous games within the franchise, Codemasters are keen to further expand the career mode within F1 2020, and as such the new title comes with a 10 year career mode, where you can either pilot your own team, or work your way through the existing grid while other drivers around you swap teams, retire or step up from the supporting Formula 2 series.

  • Customisation of the F2 integration
  • Adjustable season lengths
  • New circuits
Also fresh for Formula One 2020 is the first new circuit introductions into the franchise for quite a while, with the inclusion of both the Vietnamese Grand Prix in Hanoi, and the returning and re-profiled Zandvoort Grand Prix Circuit - ironically two of the venues dropped from Formula One racing this season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Formula 2 also returns to the franchise for a second year in a row, with the 2019 season forming part of the base offering at launch, with the 2020 variant set to be included as a free additional DLC at some point later in the year.

Season lengths are also adjustable as part of the new game, again with a focus on customisation, so players have the option to choose between full season racing of 22 events, a 16 race calendar or a 10 race affair.

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  • New contract system
  • ERS Overtaken button
  • Virtual real mirror
As the career and management gameplay features expand, so too has the level of detail applied to the contract management system within F1 2020. From signing contracts as the driver to race for a team, to hiring and firing of staff and sponsors, the control of the off track aspect of running a Formula One team has been put much more firmly in the hands of the player, adding considerable additional playability to the game outside of simply driving a race weekend.

Another welcome introduction into the latest F1 title is the inclusion of a virtual mirror for better visibility when racing, and the introduction of the ERS 'overtake' button, that gives players the ability to call on additional power from their V6 hybrid engine when looking to perform a pass on the cars ahead - as per the real world Formula One regulations.

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  • New assists for casual racers
  • Classic F1 cars
  • New podium celebrations - F1 Podium Pass
  • Game review and live stream Monday 6th July on RD YouTube channel
Casual racers and those with less experience of the Formula One franchise has also been considered with this latest game, as Codemasters have developed a suit of new assists and features that can be applied within the game options. From new steering assists to less punishing off track incidents, the intention is to make the title more accessible to a wider gaming audience, without forcing the assists on more experienced players.

Classic cars also return in F1 2020, with the Michael Schumacher deluxe edition featuring a number of cars used by the 7-time World Champion during his career in the sport, alongside various historic Grand Prix machines from the last couple of decades of Formula One racing.

In something of a Fornite esque move, Codemasters have also created the questionable 'Podium Pass' feature, where those with an interest in having special celebrations one the race podium can update their driver avatar with special moves... which I'm likely to never look at, consider or care about during my time with the game.


So folks, all in all a pretty packed list of new and exciting features for the title. Check out the RaceDepartment F1 2020 review due to launch on our YouTube channel at 9am BST on Monday 6th July, followed by a few hours of live streaming from the game beginning at 9.30 BST - more details to follow nearer the time.


F1 2020 is set to release on July 7th for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.

Got questions about the game? Start a new thread at the RaceDepartment F1 2020 sub forum here at RaceDepartment, and let the community help you out!

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It seems more a patch than a new game
 

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To be clear, I'm not bagging the game , just making a suggestion.Hope we can sync the career mode from 2020 game to 2021-22-23-24-etc. It takes me a year to complete 1 season let alone 10. with the other sims to tinker with ACC , AM2 etc, Time is hard to come by. Or just release 1 game every 10 years and have updates and DLC in-between , that way they could focus on quality and improvements, still make money and eventually get it to simulation status with VR. ?
 
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It seems more a patch than a new game
At the risk of sounding like a broken record... The "My Team" feature looks to me like it's a lot more than a patch. That's according to the review I read.

And, again, last year, we got F2 cars.

So the old "same game as last year" comment that we get every year does not reflect reality, I'm afraid.

I played every single edition of the game since 2010. The first games, from 2010-2013, were ok, but not more. 2014 was crap. But since then, the game has improved a lot. It's not perfect, but it's very enjoyable for what it tries to do. This isn't a game that tries to challenge ACC or AMS2, it's designed for a wider audience.
 
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We all know this isn’t supposed to be the most hardcore simulation software in the world, it’s a racing video game.. as a fan of F1 and sim racing I am glad we have had an official game that gets better every year for the past 10 years.

I know there are lots of things that can be better, but I am looking forward to this release almost as much as the real races that are about to come back!
 

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Looks good.....curious as to how the 10 year career works. If you run races at 100%, it will take months and maybe way more than a year to do that.....so if they bring out F1 2021, would that career transfer over....or would it be a complete new game?
 

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As with previous games within the franchise, Codemasters are keen to further expand the career mode within F1 2020, and as such the new title comes with a 10 year career mode, where you can either pilot your own team, or work your way through the existing grid while other drivers around you swap teams, retire or step up from the supporting Formula 2 series.
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but has the career mode not been 10 years for a while now?