With the release of F1 2017 just a little over a week away, Codemasters have released a new gameplay trailer ‘BORN TO BE WILD’ featuring cars old and new in wheel to wheel action. Alongside this trailer, the full feature list for the game has also been released.
F1 2017 Will feature a massively expanded career mode, where players will create their driver from a line-up of avatars (including female drivers for the first time) their helmet (including community designs) race number, and team. Players will develop their car with the team over multiple seasons, with the research and development system seeing a massive upgrade, featuring 115 total upgrades, while the player is also in charge of managing their engine and gearbox. Players will be able earn research points through new practise programs such as ‘fuel management’ and ‘race pace’, and even able to drive the classic cars as part of their career mode, through new invitational events.
The new Championship mode will allow players to experience race events following different rules and structures from the official Championship in both modern and classic cars, with one such mode being the Classic Street Series, which allows the player to race the iconic cars around the six streets circuits currently on the F1 calendar.
Also confirmed are the 12 iconic cars which have been implemented into not just the career mode, but single, multiclass, and multiplayer races too. The list is as follows
- 1995 Ferrari 412 T2
- 2002 Ferrari F2002
- 2004 Ferrari F2004
- 2007 Ferrari F2007
- 1988 McLaren MP4/4* – (DLC car in F1 2017 Special Edition)
- 1991 McLaren MP4/6
- 1998 McLaren MP4-13
- 2008 McLaren MP4-23
- 1992 Williams FW14B1996 Williams FW18
- 2006 Renault R26
- 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6
F1 2017 is also set to feature shortened track layouts for the first time, including Britain, Bahrain, USA, and Japan. Players will also be able to tackle the iconic Monaco circuit at night.
Lastly F1 2017 is set to receive a new enhanced multiplayer experience, with players able to race either classic or modern cars online with a full 20 car grid in both public and private sessions. The multiplayer will also feature 2 dedicated spectator slots as well as improved multiplayer matchmaking, a new online stats and levelling system, and all multiplayer session types.
Those who pre-purchase or obtain ‘day one’ copies of F1 2017 will gain access to the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4 when the game releases August 25 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The MP4/4 will also be available for purchase at a later date.