In a recent press release the developers of F1 2016, Codemasters, have revealed that the Career Mode in this year’s game will feature the most in depth and immersive career mode ever.
Players will select an avatar and team number before carefully selecting their preferred team. Should you join a lower ranked team you’ll find it more difficult to win races and progress, however, it will be easy for you to exceed the expectations of your team. You can either stick with one team throughout your career, turning the underdogs into title contenders or you can hop from team to team, becoming a mercenary for hire.
Lee Mather, principal games designer at Codemasters had this to say regarding the changes to this year’s game.
“F1 2016 is a massive step forward for the franchise…The new career mode sits at the heart of the game and allows gamers to create their own legend over a career that can span for up to a massive ten seasons. Beyond improving upon the fastest and most thrilling on-track racing experience in gaming, F1 2016 uniquely offers the drama and vehicle development that goes on behind the scenes. A rich car upgrade system is fully integrated into a new and deep practice development programme which mirrors the tests carried out by the teams in real life.”
“The career mode, together with the re-introduction of the Safety Car, the first inclusion of the Virtual Safety Car and a number of other unannounced improvements means that F1 2016 will have more new features than any other year of the franchise.”
To complement the on-track experience, and to expand the realism of the Career mode, F1 2016 includes stunning hospitality areas for each team that act as the player’s game hub. In this area they will work with their Research and Development Engineer and Player Agent to develop their progress both on and off the track. To further enhance the immersion, players will also be able to spot other key figures from the paddock within the hospitality areas.
As well as substantial changes to the Career Mode the F1 2016 game also sees Azerbaijan become the latest addition to the FORMULA ONE calendar, with capital city Baku playing host to what could very well be the fastest street circuit of the season.
With a whole host of additions and tweaks to this year’s game could this be the best Formula One console game ever created? Are you looking forward to playing this years release? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!