Codemaster’s F1 22 has just hit store shelves on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X & S, and while the annual game fatigue may be setting in with some fans, this is far from another uneventful entry to the series. With some groundbreaking new features as well as updates to fan-favourites, if you’re waiting for another F1 game to pull you into the fast-paced racing world, don’t miss this year’s entry.
Sprint was introduced as a format in the F1 motorsport last year. In it, drivers bolt down a 100km track with no mandatory pit stops - going all-out with few restrictions. Surprisingly, Sprint wasn’t a part of F1 21, but thankfully this interesting new format has finally come to F1 22. This can be played on any track in F1 22, so pick your favourite locale and play a quick no-holds-barred race whenever you want.
Make the game play how you want it to play. With even more options to help you customise your set-up to work for you. This includes picking whether you want Immersive or Broadcast formation laps, safety car periods, and pit stop functions. In Immersive mode, you stay in your car, lining yourself up in the starting formation, pulling into the pits, and being in control of what happens when. With the increased control comes increased risk, but for the right player, this could lead to more rewards. In Broadcast mode, cinematics play to ensure that all you need to worry about is the race. Whichever mode you prefer, F1 22 has you covered.
One of the most interesting new features in F1 22 is F1 Life. This new mode allows you to show off your cars, achievements and other accolades. Giving you the opportunity to see your favourite machines up close and personal. F1 Life acts as your social hub, where you and other players can share your coolest collectables with one another before you go head-to-head in a race. With F1 22, your personality isn’t limited to the track, and with more things to earn, you’ll be incentivised to push yourself even harder to win.
For the PC players, you can finally play your F1 races in VR. Coupled with the new Immersive options, you can become the racer you always dreamed you were. Get the advantage of a full 360 view from inside your motor and zip around the track as if you were actually behind the wheel of a F1 supercar.
The excellent My Team mode returns, but includes options to change your starting budget to create more of a challenge for those that want it. Choose from Newcomer, Challenger and Front Runner difficulties and bring your team to the top spot no matter the difficulty. If you want to prove to the world that you’re the best of the best, start with the smallest budget on Front Runner mode and show that you can do a whole lot with very little.
A small but welcome change for those that get tired of the same voices is the ability to pick your preferred commentators for each race. Whether you have a pundit you like, or one you just can’t stand, you can make sure only the best talk about your race. While most players likely won’t even realise this is a feature they can use, for the select few that are picky about the voices in their ear, this is a must-have new feature.
While this only scratches the surface of the new features available for returning or new F1 fans, it should give you an indication of what to expect in this newest racer.
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