The time is finally here to talk about F1® 2020! We are very pleased to announce that F1® 2020, the official videogame of the 2020 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, will release worldwide on Friday 10th July 2020 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices include the Xbox One X and, for the first time, Google Stadia.
In the season where Lewis Hamilton can equal the World Championship record of seven wins, we’re also celebrating the career of the current holder with a Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition which comes with exclusive content and three days early access.
My Team – Be the 11th Team on the Grid
My Team is a major new mode for F1® 2020, and a first for the F1® franchise. Alongside the well-established career mode of the F1® games, you’ll be able to experience F1® 2020 as a driver-manager, and it’s going to offer you a unique insight into the world of F1®!
That’s not all though. Whether you’re playing ‘My Team’, or our traditional Career mode, we’re giving you more flexibility with your season lengths, and you’ll be able to choose between the original and full 22 race season (including Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort), or shorter 10 or 16 options.
For social play with friends, two-player split-screen makes its welcome return, so you’ll be able to show off those skills against your sibling or fight for first place with your friends.
We’re also adding a host of different options designed to help those of you new to F1® games and adjust the challenge to match your expertise. These modes are in addition to the core F1® and F2™ racing experiences which remain as challenging as ever for those who love the intensity of simulation racing.
With the Deluxe Schumacher Edition of F1® 2020, you’ll get to drive as the legendary German driver Michael Schumacher himself in four of his most iconic cars (which you can check out below!) You’ll also receive exclusive content including themed car liveries and driver customisation items, including a unique podium celebration.
The four cars included in the F1® 2020 Deluxe Schumacher Edition are:
- 1991: Jordan 191
- 1994: Benetton B194
- 1995: Benetton B195
- 2000: Ferrari F1-2000
Not only that, to celebrate the Seventieth Anniversary of Formula 1® itself, if you pre-order or purchase the Schumacher Deluxe Edition or the ‘F1® 2020: F1® Seventy Edition’ will receive an exclusive set of in-game items. A Limited Edition F1® 2020 Steelbook will also be available in local markets via selected retailers.
With this exciting news, we grabbed F1® Franchise Director Paul Jeal for a chat: “F1® 2020 promises to be our biggest and most innovative title to date.
“Our core players will welcome even greater gameplay depth with the introduction of our brand-new My Team feature, alongside three customisable season lengths which allows them to pick their favourite tracks. In the year where Lewis Hamilton is going for his seventh World Championship, we celebrate the greatest F1® driver of all time with our Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition, which we know will prove popular with our community.”
“As huge fans of F1®, we continue to innovate and develop game modes that bring players even closer to the real-world sport,” said Lee Mather, F1® 2020 Game Director. “We’ve also added new modes to enable more casual players to get up to speed more easily, and we’ve brought back split-screen for social play with friends. The additions reduce both the difficulty and time barrier to entry while retaining the car handling that our simulation players love.”
Watch the intro video here: