Create Your Own Legend in F1 2016, Now Available on All Platforms

The wait is over. F1 2016 is now available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms, releasing just in time to perfectly align with the sport returning to Spa-Francorchamps for the Belgian Grand Prix in one week’s time. Of course, should players choose to do so, the timely release allows the remainder of this year’s season to be raced using the same event schedule.

First revealed earlier this year in May, this year’s racer takes the community feedback to heart and returns the focus to an expansive career mode billed as “the most immersive career mode ever featured”. Spanning up to 10 seasons the rejuvenated feature will go above and beyond to recreate the exciting motorsport, both on and off the track.

The all-new upgrade system, integrated into the game’s practice development programme, is a means to take ‘back-marker’ teams and turn them into championship-worthy machines, or to strengthen the front-runners and keep them ahead of the competition. The feature mirrors the countless number of real-world tests carried out by the teams as the season progresses.

F1 2016 Release

Formation Laps make their series debut and will allow drivers the opportunity to weave around the track, working heat into the tires in preparation for getting off the line at the beginning of the race. These pre-race laps complement manual race starts, another new feature introduced in this year’s game.

While both are critical, race starts will add a level of tension at the beginning of every race not seen in the previous entries in the franchise. With the clutch engaged and engine RPM balanced, when you put the machine in motion dictates whether you get ahead of the pack to possibly take the lead into turn 1, or if you’ll fall behind with a fight for position(s) ahead of you.

F1 2016 Manor MRT

For those looking to race other like-minded people hungry for a championship victory, the new Multiplayer Championship mode will support a grid size of 22, pitting players against one another over the duration of the season.

While the options of racing as a team or having at it across opposing teams are presented, in the end it will ultimately boil down to whoever wants the championship more — there will be only one driver’s champion once the tire smoke has cleared.

Many features have been revealed for F1 2016 leading up to today’s release, and to recap on those not mentioned here you can have a look at the coverage below.

With the game already receiving praise in its early hours, we’re interested in knowing what you think of this year’s F1 racer, so head on over to our F1 games forum and let us know what your thoughts are!

Comments (5)

  1. BlacqueJacques

    Anyone have any comments on the pc version of F1 2016? I may make the leap as I have not bought a PS4 but do have a gaming laptop for the pc version; any thoughts on getting the pc version?

  2. Solid03

    I got the game 3 days ago ,I love it. Can’t stop playing it I put in thousands of hours on Gran Turismo and on project cars to .best formula 1 experience I have ever had.The graphics are not near as nice as project cars but the physics are so much greater. I only wish they had other formula series like formula E or formula classic .

  3. Supra916

    Good day to all.
    I am looking for feedback from those who have tried this game on PS4.
    What is the physics/gameplay like compared to F1 2015?
    Thanks.

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