Codemasters have confirmed that their F1 2020 game will be available on PS4, Xbox and PC from July 10.
This game will be particularly unique for the fact that no real-life Formula 1 racing has taken place yet this year due to the coronavirus pandemic – some other game releases have been pushed back due to the virus.
It will be the first chance to sample both the redesigned Zandvoort Circuit which will host the returning Dutch Grand Prix, as well as the Hanoi Street Circuit, home of the Vietnam Grand Prix which was postponed earlier in the year ahead of its debut.
Formula 2 will continue to feature in the game as it did in the previous edition, while a special ‘Schumacher Deluxe’ edition will be available.
It will feature four of the seven-time World Champion’s most iconic cars – the Jordan 191 in which he made his debut, his title-winning Benetton B194 and B195 and the Ferrari F1-2000 that took him to the first of his five titles with the Italian team.
The 2020 edition of the game will also feature a new management mode. It will see users control an 11th team that joins the grid, and they will be in charge of the team, managing the factory activities, power unit suppliers and sponsors.
Multiple players will also be able to take part in the game locally with the return of split-screen gameplay.
As quoted by GPToday.net, game director Lee Mather said: “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.
“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.”