The popular F1 series from Codemasters has been so much dependable annual dose of the open-wheel motorsport action for a few years now. The F1 2021 is definitely gonna arrive with a range of welcome tweaks and improvements, the most exciting point is the new story mode ‘Braking Point’.
Braking Point is gonna take us to a three-season story from 2019 to this year. Braking Point is going to inject the F1 series with a mode like FIFA’s The Journey, Champion Mode in Fight Night Champion, and Madden’s Longshot.
The senior creative director of the F1 series, Lee Mather has said, “Considering that Braking Point is really quite a significant departure from what we’ve done traditionally – and what we did in F1 2019 with dipping our toe in the water with the F2 feeder intro – we’re just really excited because the quality of what we’ve delivered this year for Braking Point is so massive. You know, as a team that makes racing games, to do a full narrative, to do CGI cut scenes – it’s quite a departure from some of the things we’ve done in the past.”
“I think everybody’s excited to see how it’s received and also how people gel with the story, the characters, and the journey that we take in the mode because we didn’t do it by halves. We got two professional writers in to do it with us, so it’s a proper journey.”
“I think there’s definitely going to be wins from other drivers this year. It just takes Max and Lewis to just not have a perfect weekend. You’ve got Sergio up there. You’ve got Leclerc up there. I certainly expect to see more Norris up on the podium. It’s super exciting for the sport, definitely.”
“We’ve added in an Expert mode now,” explains Mather. “Expert is essentially us giving people access to some of the tools that we have when we’re configuring the game modes.”
“Obviously when we’re balancing something like My Team or Driver Career, we balance it based on the kind of experience we want people to have, and the length of experience and the progression that we want people to have. But as players get into multiple seasons of it, they might want to mix that up quite significantly.”
Codemasters is offering the option to the players to fundamentally change the rate at which they can progress, the rate at which other teams will progress, and the challenges they are gonna face.
“If you’re tired of doing R&D because you’ve played it for so long, you can have the game handle the R&D for you,” says Mather. “If you want to make driver moves really crazy and have drivers moving around and going places where you wouldn’t expect them to, you can change the way that acclaim is accrued by either yourself or the other AI teams. You can also restrict or improve the finances of teams. So you can give them the chance to earn money faster or slower, and the same with XP for all of those as well.”
F1 2021 is arriving on July 16. So, stay tuned with us for more updates and information.