What you need to know
- F1 2020 gets its first gameplay trailer.
- Full list of 16 classic cars and additional Schumacher Edition cars now confirmed.
- Game is scheduled to launch in July (opens in new tab) with a special edition celebrating the great Michael Schumacher.
Update: The list of classic cars issued in yesterday's press release was incorrect and has now been updated. The 2000 Ferrari F1 was incorrect and has now been replaced with the 1988 McLaren MP4/4. All other cars remain correct.
Virtual racing fans can get a little more excited for F1 2020 today as Codemasters has pushed out not only the first gameplay trailer for the new title, but also confirmed the list of classic racers that we'll be able to take onto the track.
Along with the trailer, Codemasters has also detailed the inclusion of F2 in this years game, including the promise of a 2020 car update later this year.
F2 cars debuted in F1 2019 with a limited inclusion in the single-player career mode, and offered a whole new driving challenge. It's great to see that the support class will have a much bigger role to play in F1 2020.
Classic F1 cars also play a big part and we've now got the full list to have a look at. And it's pretty good reading:
- 2010 Red Bull RB6
- 2010 Ferrari F10
- 2010 McLaren MP4-25
- 2009 Brawn BGP 001
- 2008 McLaren MP4 –23
- 2007 Ferrari F2007
- 2006 Renault R26
- 2004 Ferrari F2004
- 2003 Williams FW25
- 1988 McLaren MP4/4
- 1998 McLaren MP4-13
- 1996 Williams FW18
- 1992 Williams FW14
- 1991 McLaren MP4/6
- 1990 Ferrari 641
- 1990 McLaren MP4/5B
This is in addition to the four exclusive cars that will come with the Schumacher Edition of the game, which will give players the chance to drive a selection of cars from across the great man's career.
F1 2020 is set to launch on July 10 on Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia, with Schumacher Edition buyers getting three days early access on top of the in-game bonus content.
Put your own team on the F1 grid
F1 2020 features two new circuits and an expanded career mode that sees you able to put your own, 11th team on the grid to take on the real world elite.
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Any word on VR support yet?
Not a sausage. Would be cool to see for sure, and Dirt Rally 2.0 has it so it's not as if Codemasters doesn't know what they're doing.
Love me the f1 games, doesnt seem like that much has been added since last years version which was excellent. Perhaps its needs to be a small dlc every other year to update drivers and teams and a full new game, engine etc every other year. Seems like I'm.basically buying the same game again. Which I will. Ah, guess I've just proved myself wrong. Damn.
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