Codemasters has released the first gameplay footage of F1 2018, the latest entry in its Formula One series of games.
The trailer below shows Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team’s Charles Leclerc driving a lap of the Circuit de Monaco, the location of this weekend’s Formula One race.
“I love playing the F1 game! As soon as I get out of the car, I miss racing. So, when I am back home, I play for fun. This is the closest I can get to driving a Formula 1 car outside of the track, so it is always very enjoyable to play,” Leclerc said. “First of all, I was amazed at how realistic the scenery was. Being born in Monaco, I know the circuit very well. Well done for visualising the track so nicely in the game. My favourite part is the last sector because there is a great rhythm to the drive there.”
The upcoming entry will feature revised lighting, sky, clouds and atmospherics systems. According to art director Stuart Campbell, this new technology “more accurately represents the real world with improved cloud formations and response to light through the various weather scenarios that are a huge part of F1.”
“The inclusion of a player-managed Energy Recovery System (ERS) has been added to vehicle physics for F1 2018 as we always strive to give as authentic recreation of the sport as possible,” game director Lee Mather added. “Augmenting the powerful internal combustion engine, the player will have multiple deployment modes to choose from. The inclusion of the ERS will not only give the player an even more authentic Formula 1 experience, but will serve to create even more varied and exciting races.”
F1 2018 launches August 24th, 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.