‘EA Sports F1 22’ Launches Worldwide

New game features new cars, circuits and rules.
License Global

July 1, 2022

F1 drivers featured in “EA Sports F1 22."
F1 drivers featured in “EA Sports F1 22."EA

Codemasters and

Electronic Arts

have launched “EA Sports F1 22,” the official game of the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship for PlayStation5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation4, Xbox One and PC via Origin and Steam.  

This year’s game includes new cars designed for closer and more exciting racing, substantial regulation changes with the inclusion of

F1

Sprint, the introduction of the Miami International Autodrome and circuit updates to Spain, Australia and Abu Dhabi.  

“F1 22” brings technological innovations including overhauled physics, handling and tire models that reflect the real-world changes in the sport. The game introduces Adaptive AI, a setting that adjusts the level of difficulty applied to AI competitors, adapting their speed and competitiveness, so new players always remain in the heat of the battle. VR also makes its debut on PC, offering an immersive on-track F1 experience.  

“‘F1 22’ strikes a great balance for race fans of all levels and deepens the authenticity of the Formula

1 experience, with challenging, realistic and high adrenaline race moments,” says Lee Mather, F1 senior creative director, Codemasters. “We have delivered our biggest-ever revamp of physics, handling and presentation, and a range of innovative lifestyle options for those new to the game. We are excited to offer players a gateway into the world of F1 and to get closer to the sport than ever before.” 

The game increases race-day authenticity with the introduction of interactive and cinematic features, such as Immersive and Broadcast options for Pit Stops, Formation Laps, and Safety Car periods. “F1 22” also made audio changes, including re-recording and expansion of commentary teams in multiple regions, dynamic musical score and, for the first time in series history, a licensed soundtrack featuring a global roster of electronic and dance artists. 

The game introduces F1 Life, a customizable social hub that gives players a glimpse of an F1 driver away from the track. Functioning as a multiplayer lobby, this personal space allows players to show off their collection of supercars, fashion, accessories and trophies, earned by completing in-game challenges, levelling up in the Podium Pass and from the brand shop and in-game store. The eight supercars bring new gameplay challenges, such as drift and duels, and can be driven on-track in the Pirelli Hot Lap feature, replicating the early part of the race weekend. 

Alongside all the exciting in-game innovations, “F1 22” expands its features for players with the return of My Team, now with three starting points, the acclaimed 10-year career with two-player functionality and multiplayer including offline split-screen. 

 

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