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VELOCIPEDE, July 8, 2017 in F1 2017 Codemasters
In the run up to 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX, we’re extremely happy to be showing a brand new trailer off to you for F1™ 2017, the official videogame of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. The trailer showcases Max Verstappen playing F1 2017 in the stunning ‘Hall of Fame’ at Red Bull Racing Headquarters in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, ahead of the 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX this weekend at the iconic Silverstone circuit.
In a first for our F1 games, in addition to all of the twenty official 2017 circuits being present in the new game, we can announce to you that F1 2017 will also include four shortened circuit variations, including ‘Silverstone Short’. You can see Max Verstappen driving the 2017 Red Bull Racing RB13 and also the classic 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6 on the ‘Silverstone Short’ circuit in the trailer below
Of course, Max Verstappen approaches the Silverstone Short circuit in trademark fashion in the trailer, and sets a new fastest lap! The four shortened circuit variations are available in all game modes, and can be raced with either the 2017 or the classic cars.
Max said of his experience playing the new F1 2017 game: “I really like the game and it is a lot more fun to drive with the new cars. The graphics are a lot better, they’ve made the cars more realistic, and that’s always good. I like the detail on the classic cars involved and it’s always nice to drive those old legendary cars. I think it’s a great game, it’s definitely a lot of fun to play.”
In the trailer Verstappen also comments on how the two cars feel to him compared to his real life experiences: “The 2017 RB13 feels really good in the game, with the extra grip, from the new 2017 car designs as well as from the wider tyres, resulting in faster cornering speeds which require more precision. In comparison, the classic RB6 is lighter, with a slower top speed, and later braking, and of course the biggest stand out being the sound of the engine.”
We have only walked the track so far this weekend, but we already have some stunning images of our cars on the Hungaroring track, courtesy of F1 Games from Codemasters!
The new F1 Game is out on August 25 - are you ready to #MakeHistory?
As the launch of F1™ 2017 gets closer and closer (less than a month to go now!), we’ve released a gameplay trailer that shows how the game spans the history of the sport and also highlights several new features, which we’re sure the eagle-eyed of you will spot.
F1 2017 releases onto PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) worldwide on August 25th and the new gameplay trailer. You’ll notice that in the trailer shows our multi-class classic races, and, if we’re honest, racing cars like the 2006 Renault R26 and the 2008 McLaren MP4-23 at the same time gives us the tingles.
As well as showing the thrilling cars of the 2017 season, and nostalgic cars, the eagle-eyed of you (of which we know there are an awful lot of you!) will notice shots of Monaco at night in the trailer, and we’re very pleased to announce that you’ll be able to race the iconic street circuit in Monaco at night for the first time in the series.
Of course, we couldn’t let this all go by without chatting to Creative Director, Lee Mather: “We know our fans have loved seeing the classic cars being revealed in the recent weeks, but we know they also want to see the new cars in action as well. The 2017 cars present their own unique challenge as they are incredibly fast but wider and heavier than before, therefore we have had to completely rework the physics system to refine the balance between aerodynamics and tyre grip.
Lee continued: “Taking on Monaco is always a test of your skills and now we have added the ability to take to these iconic streets at night in both modern day and classic F1 cars. We think our fans are going to love it.”
In addition to the 20 official circuits from the current season, and Monaco at night, players can also take on four brand new short circuits at Britain, Bahrain, USA and a soon to be announced track.
We’re very pleased to be able to show you our latest gameplay trailer for F1™ 2017, the official videogame of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. This one showcases the extensive Career Mode that makes it the most complete game in the franchise’s history.
F1 2017 has a massively expanded Career Mode that introduces invitational events at key points during the regular F1 season, where you will get to drive 12* classic F1 cars in a host of different events including overtake challenges, pursuit events, checkpoint, and time attack challenges. The classic cars are also playable in all other areas of the game, and can be raced as both single and multi-class – C1 and C2 – races. Eagle-eyed fans will notice a guest appearance of the multi-class racing in this trailer too, but you don’t take part in that form of racing within the actual career mode itself, but we wanted to show it off to people for sure.
To accompany the trailer we spoke to Creative Director Lee Mather, who told us: “The Career Mode was a big hit last year and we are building on those incredibly strong foundations to create an even deeper, more rounded experience for F1 2017. We have added female driver avatars, new paddock locations and a new character as well as greatly increasing the scope for developing your team and car. All of this, we feel, combined with the addition of the iconic classic cars this year, means that F1 2017 offers gamers the ultimate F1 experience yet.”
In addition to the invitational events, the Career Mode offers a huge amount of extra depth with 115 possible Research and Development upgrades (over 4 ½ times as many as in F1 2016 – check out our awesome “tech tree” 21 seconds into the trailer), new practice programmes to master, as well as increased importance being given to the management and reliability of your car’s engine and gearbox elements.
The Research and Development consists of four different categories that you’ll able to upgrade, Powertrain, Chassis, Aerodynamics and Durability, though you can go with the ‘Recommended Upgrade’ if this is something that you don’t want to think about too much.
You’ll also need to manage the six key components which each make up a modern F1 power unit, as well as work to develop team skills such as pit stop times, Research and Development speed and new part reliability.
As well as the 20 official circuits from the current season, we’ve also introduced four new shortened circuits at Britain, Bahrain, USA and Japan, while also allowing you to take on the iconic Monaco street circuit at night.
F1 2017 releases onto PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) worldwide on August 25th and is the official videogame of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Consumers who pre-order or purchase ‘Day One’ copies of F1 2017 will have access to the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4, as part of the ‘F1 2017 Special Edition.’ The McLaren MP4/4 car will be available to be purchased at a later date however. The eleven other classic cars are available in all editions of the game.
Un nuovo video di anteprima ci mostra oggi in azione il prossimo F1 2017: questa volta possiamo ammirare la McLaren sul tracciato corto di Suzuka, con le impressioni ed il parere di un pilota virtuale particolare, ovvero Lando Norris, giovane tester proprio del team McLaren che ha stupito tutti nei recenti test in Ungheria.
Lando Norris takes the McLaren cars of F1™ 2017 for a spin around Japan Short
We’ve shown you Max Verstappen taking the Red Bull cars around Silverstone short, and now we have another driver taking you for a spin around the new Japan Short circuit! McLaren Young Driver Lando Norris recently test drove a host of his team’s classic F1 cars around the shortened Suzuka circuit, as well as taking on this year’s striking MCL32.
For those of you who followed the recent F1 testing at the Hungaroring, you’ll recognise Lando’s name from the timing sheets. The exciting young driver – only 17 years of age – set the second fastest time at the test session, just behind the Ferrari of 2017 World Championship leader and four-time Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel.
“Getting behind the wheel for the first time was a really great feeling – after my test in the 2017 car in Hungary, I’m happy to confirm that these cars are much faster and more intense to drive, and that really comes across in the new game,” commented Norris. “I think people are going to have a lot of fun driving the new breed of Grand Prix car in F1 2017.”
He continued: “It was also a really nice experience to get to re-live several chapters of McLaren’s past by driving classic cars from 1988, 1991, ’98 and 2008, each representing a world championship success for the team. The 2008 title-winning car has tons of downforce, and is a lot of fun to throw about. The heritage cars are really the icing on the cake.”
In addition to all the official teams, cars, drivers and circuits from the current hotly-contested season, F1 2017 features 12* classic cars from McLaren, Ferrari, Williams, Renault and Red Bull Racing. There are also four brand new shortened circuits in Britain, Bahrain, USA and Japan (the one Lando impressively showcases in this video), as well as the chance to race around the famous Monaco street circuit at night.
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