8/101 Votes Alchetron
Composer(s) Mark Knight
Release date(s) 19 August 2016
Series Formula One
Engine EGO Engine 4.0
Initial release date 19 August 2016
Genre Racing video game
|Distributor(s) NA: Square Enix
Platforms PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS, tvOS
Similar Codemasters games, Racing video games
F1 2016 video game review the final verdict
F1 2016 is a racing game which is based on the 2016 Formula One season and was developed by Codemasters Birmingham, published by Codemasters, distributed by Square Enix in North America and Ubisoft in Japan. The game is the eighth instalment in the F1 franchise developed by Codemasters. The game was released on 19 August 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The game was also released for iOS, Android and tvOS on November 10, 2016.
Codemasters announced that the players will now be able to play a revised career mode consisting of ten full seasons rather than five seasons in previous games. The game will also include the twenty-one circuits from the 2016 season, in-game commentary from David Croft and Anthony Davidson, while Rachel Weisz voiced as the player's in-game agent. The game also features all eleven teams and twenty-two drivers competing in the championship, including the return of Renault, and the brand-new Haas team. Players will also be able to choose the time of day that a race takes place, customise helmet designs and choose a race number for career mode. The safety car will return and the mechanics related to it have been revised. The game is to also see the introduction of the Virtual Safety Car, manual starts, manual pit lane entry and the introduction of the formation lap. The research and development aspect of the game will also be revised to allow players a greater degree of control over the performance of the car. Online lobbies will be expanded to allow for twenty-two car grids.
The game received a better reception than the previous game.