F1 2016 Announced for PS4, Xbox One, PC

First gameplay to debut at E3 2016.

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Codemasters has announced F1 2016, which will be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this summer.

Among the big new features are a career mode which will "take drivers deeper into the worlds most glamorous, exciting and prestigious motorsport, both on and off the track."

Pictured: F1 2015
Pictured: F1 2015

"The life-like recreation of the sport will be further enhanced by the addition of the sports iconic Safety Car and Virtual Safety Car, as well as the introduction of the challenging new street Baku, Azerbaijan," the studio said in a press release.

The career mode will allow players to "create their own legend" over a career that can span up to ten seasons. It will also feature a "rich car upgrade system" that is integrated into the new practice development programme."

"The career mode, together with the re-introduction of the Safety Car, the first inclusion of the Virtual Safety Car, and a number of other unannounced improvements means that F1 2016 will have more new features than any other year of the franchise," said principal game designer Lee Mather.

Hospitality areas will serve as the game hub for the player, and will be where research and development is conducted, and the player can work with their Player Agent to develop on track and off track progress.

The first gameplay of F1 2016 will be revealed at E3 2016.

The last entry in the series, F1 2015, earned a 6/10 in GameSpot's review.

"F1 2015 is an incredibly frustrating game, representing both a wonderful step forward and a massive stumble," said Danny O'Dwyer. "Serious technical issues, a dearth of game modes, and multiplayer which is functionally broken on the PC sour what is otherwise a wonderful driving game.

"If you can get F1 2015 to run without crashing on your PC, and you're satisfied playing Championship Mode, this is a marvelously fun driving game. But just like in Formula One racing, no matter how good your car feels around the track, it counts for nothing if you can't get it past the chequered flag. Reliability is key in racing, and right now F1 2015 on PC has too little of it."

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Terrorantula

I'll pass

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hystavito

TIL what a "Virtual Safety Car" is :).

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hazy33

@hystavito: TIL what TIL means :-)

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sladakrobot

Great...after ditching the career mode in F1 2015 and trying to cash money with lazy effort,you make sound the return of the career mode as a new feature

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Bubba_666

Forza and Motorstorm (R.I.P) are really the only racing franchise worth anything. Rally is pretty decent as well. We need some new KICK arse Mx vs ATV franchise, GOOD ones, not just the run of the mill racing. Customization, track designs, free roam play etc. Or like Nail'd just all out crazy Motorstorm type tracks.

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jagdedge124

@bubba_666:

Yeah, and it looks like Supercross bombed out. MXGP2 looks like the way to go. As far as this game, F1 ended after 13 as far as i'm concerned, and 15 was god awful (even the graphics were terrible). EA should put out an Indy Car game.

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senorbusyman

do people even play these racing games anymore? last F1 i played was back in 2010, after that i stopped playing them

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suicidesn0wman

I'd rather see an Indycar game than more F1, especially if it included some of the old iconic tracks from the series heyday. I'd love to go out on the streets of Surfers Paradise in a 1200HP rocket on wheels. Other tracks I'd like to see are the old Vancouver street race, and the Cleveland airport track. Would be wild to go into an online race where you can go 6 wide on the first turn, those were some crazy starts back in the day.

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jagdedge124

@suicidesn0wman:

Yep, that would be great. Love the ovals . Indy 500 Sunday.

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aretilda

F1 2015 was pathetic, I had so much trouble controlling the car I spent hours tweaking the settings but it was a lost cause, and the cars barely turn. Never again.

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Dark_Mits

Career mode is a "new" feature? It has existed since the 80s in racing simulation games. In fact 2015 was the only recent game in Codemasters's F1 series that DIDN'T have Career.

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HippyTrippy

Will Mr O'Dwyer be doing this years review? Lasts years was good and fair, and he seems very clued up on F1.

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hazy33

@HippyTrippy: seeing as he's taken over Gamespot i would think so :-)