F1 2021 game: release date, new PS4 features, gameplay … all you need to know

Through Julien mallet

Unsurprisingly, the saga of official F1 games will return in 2021 with a new episode coming up to date after the “transfer window” for the drivers and the teams. But not only: for this F1 2021 on consoles and PC, big new features are expected …

The F1 2021 game won’t surprise anyone at first, but the gameplay is already heralded as one of the best since the very beginning of the franchise.

F1 2021: Release date: summer 2021

The precise release date of this new game is not yet known but it should follow the schedule set up by the previous games and thus stall during summer2021. A leak, detailed below, precise a release date set for July 16, 2021.

The platforms chosen for this opus would be the PC, PS4, and PS5, as well as Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S.

Note that by then, communication should pass the second since news is still quite scarce. In general, the first images and the first details of the F1 games are revealed 2-3 months before the release and now in April, we come to this period …


F1 2021 in EA Play and EA Access “Day One“?

After a small battle between publishers opposing Take Two Interactive at EA Games, it is ultimately the latter who buys Codemasters. The studio had remained independent for a long time but followed success after success thanks to its flagship licenses (F1, Dirt, Grid.) and it’s no surprise that a big leader takes the step to redeem it.

Now under the EA fold, it is therefore not impossible to see the game being added to the EA Play and EA Access subscription platforms. But nothing has been announced in this regard, either for the next F1 2021 or the old titles.

F1 2021 My Team : what novelties?

My Team mode is a complete success in the latest F1 2020 opus and no doubt it will make a comeback. If we do not yet know in what form and what will be the precise novelties, several small elements have already been unveiled lors of a very credible leak, reported by Italian colleagues.

We learn several points of gameplay, which we detail in more detail below.

Gameplay, new features, additions, pilot notes …

As you can see in the image just above, quite a few small items have leak in a similarly official press release. We learn that:

  • A new scripted mode would be present, named Breaking Point, new very extensive career mode in F1 2021.
  • Two new game modes : a career for 2 in COOP to simulate the real stables, as well as a mode Real Season Start. This denier remains unclear but is included in MotoGP21 (these are unique races that follow the real F1 calendar, offering bonus rewards etc).
  • The mode MyTeam back, no surprises: create a driver, choose a sponsor, an engine manufacturer, a team and take part in the world championship as the 11th team.
  • Local co-op game in split screen.
  • “Expert” game options for even more simulation
  • Formula 2 is back.

Moreover, the ratings of the players are still unknown but should not really change compared to the opus 2020. All the same, some pilots could well gain some points, in particular PierreGasly, LandoNorris or SpearStroll. Hamilton in the first place, it is almost guaranteed.

Circuit level F1 2021, some new features are expected: circuitfrom ArabiaArabia, Imola circuit and Nürburgring.

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