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F1 2021 Launches July 16 With An EA Sports-Style Story Mode

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EA’s bought the racing game maker Codemasters which now means that EA Sports has an F1 racing game for the first time since 2003. F1 2021, which is going to be available on July 16 for Xboxes, PlayStations, and PCs, expands career mode to add a two-player option and introduces Braking Point, a narrative-driven story mode, which will make this very low-to-the-ground vehicles game more exciting and immersive.

EA released an F1 game in 2003’s F1 Career Challenge, a game that doesn’t even get a “reception” section on Wikipedia. At that point, EA had wasted the F1 license, so it published a game that went back over 1999 through 2002 seasons it had licensed previously. Now EA owns Codemasters, the company that’s been doing official F1 games since 2009, making the buzziest-sounding car racing back into EA Sports’ purview.

Codemasters says the new Braking Point story mode took years to develop, it feels like a very EA Sports sort of thing, adding a more personal experience to a slightly impersonal racing game. There’s not much information yet on what exactly Braking Point means beyond a dramatic trailer, but it will feature Devon Butler, the rival character from F1 2019 that players really dislike. Watch the trailer below:

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