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#1 PayasYouRace

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 15:47

F1 2020 has been announced: https://www.autospor...management-mode

 

New features will be the ability to manage and drive for an 11th team. You'll also be able to run shorter seasons of 10 or 16 races in career mode. You'll be able to choose races in the shorter ones.

 

Hanoi and Zandvoort will be included.

 

A selection of Michael Schumacher's cars will be extra content for the deluxe edition: The Jordan 191, Benetton B194 and B195 and the Ferrari F1-2000.

 

The F2 content will remain.

 

The game is set for a July relase.



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#2 BuddyHolly

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 15:55

Call me cynical but I find it amusing that they drip feed us F1 fans on little new bits each year, rather than doing one kickarse game that has everything we want. The "bleed them dry" approach, not the "Geoff Crammond" approach.

 

No doubt the game is another £45 and the MS edition is £60.. :rolleyes:


Edited by BuddyHolly, 15 April 2020 - 15:55.


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 17:24

To be honest I’d far rather it came out accurate in November than in the summer before the season has even got underway.

They can have no idea about the competitive order of the cars or what the actual calendar will end up being.

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 17:41

You'll also be able to run shorter seasons of 10 or 16 races in career mode.

 

 

Who could have known that this would be the most realistic element of the 2020 edition of the game?



#5 Marklar

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 18:49

Codemasters releasing the game before the season starts. Now that's something I never expected to happen.

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Posted 15 April 2020 - 20:52

Call me cynical but I find it amusing that they drip feed us F1 fans on little new bits each year, rather than doing one kickarse game that has everything we want. The "bleed them dry" approach, not the "Geoff Crammond" approach.

 

It's the way all games are now. Add some features, remove some. Then add back the removed ones a few years later as "new" features. 

That's how it is when games are made as franchises, or when all sport-games have exclusive licenses. Back in the days of Geoff Crammond there was a lot of F1 games. From 1995 with Grand Prix Manager, until F1 2003 when Sony got the exclusive license for F1. There was 48 F1 games. 6 games a year on average (though, 5 of these 48 games were manager-games). There was 4 games with a license for the 95 season and three for 96. And 5 licensed games for the 2001 season. With the exception of Image Space Incorporated's Xbox version of their game, which was the only Xbox F1-game, all the others competed against at least one other licensed gamed. This meant you couldn't just add and remove features, as it would be a good chance that the other developer(s) made a much better game, and that would have an impact on sales.

 

You can see this one every other game that shows a sport-season as well. MotoGP, WRC, NASCAR, Football, Basketball etc. If you look at game-franchises it's the same there as well, Call of Duty, Battlefield, The Sims, Ubisofts entire game-catalog etc.


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 21:48

They're asking for £54.99. I was about to make a joke about them wearing masks but that might be somewhat inappropriate at this time.

 

Don't get me wrong. I'm not against yearly titles. But the issue is their 2020 product will be missing its core 2020 component: the 2020 cars. So all we're getting that's different from 2019 is two new tracks and a team manager mode. 

 

What they perhaps should have done was kept back the team manager mode for 2021 and given everyone the two new tracks as either a DLC or a patch. 



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Posted 15 April 2020 - 22:03

They're asking for £54.99. I was about to make a joke about them wearing masks but that might be somewhat inappropriate at this time.

 

Don't get me wrong. I'm not against yearly titles. But the issue is their 2020 product will be missing its core 2020 component: the 2020 cars. So all we're getting that's different from 2019 is two new tracks and a team manager mode. 

 

What they perhaps should have done was kept back the team manager mode for 2021 and given everyone the two new tracks as either a DLC or a patch. 

 

Where do you get that idea from? The 2020 cars are of course going to be the core content of the game.

 

https://www.formula1...grid-in-f1-2020

 

As for the price, games are expensive. But I always look at it like this. A 1:43 scale model of a single F1 car is gusting £90, and all that does is sit on a shelf and look pretty.



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Posted 15 April 2020 - 22:26

Where do you get that idea from? The 2020 cars are of course going to be the core content of the game.

 

https://www.formula1...grid-in-f1-2020

 

As for the price, games are expensive. But I always look at it like this. A 1:43 scale model of a single F1 car is gusting £90, and all that does is sit on a shelf and look pretty.

 

I always thought that we only got to see the final cars once they arrived at Friday Free Practice in Melbourne. Everything up until that point was launch cars and testing cars. But perhaps the testing cars are as close to Melbourne as they were likely to get.

 

However looking at the Mercedes I'm not even sure it's the 2020 testing car. 

 

https://assets-eu-01...rcedes_16x9.jpg

https://cdn1.formula...995-768x512.jpg

 

Note the shark fin and how deep it cuts into the 44 in the testing shot compared to their render. And the rear wing. Perhaps I'm being overly picky. 


Edited by pRy, 15 April 2020 - 22:26.


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Posted 15 April 2020 - 22:39

Yeah it does look like the Mercedes car model is a bit different. However, Codemasters also always update their car roster to reflect the season as it progresses, and those updates are automatically applied to the game. They did that most noticeably with 2017 when a lot of the teams changed their liveries to meet the number rules, and they did it last year with the Haas Rich Energy logos and swapping Albon and Gasly.



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Posted 16 April 2020 - 06:39

I think they should go for a modern game engine. We could have a library of cars and seasons for download. Classic tracks is now a must. Imola, turkey, Valencia, India, south korea, estoril, south africa etc.

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Posted 16 April 2020 - 07:27

Yeah it does look like the Mercedes car model is a bit different. However, Codemasters also always update their car roster to reflect the season as it progresses, and those updates are automatically applied to the game. They did that most noticeably with 2017 when a lot of the teams changed their liveries to meet the number rules, and they did it last year with the Haas Rich Energy logos and swapping Albon and Gasly.

 

True but that relies on the 2020 season restarting which is far from certain. The Ferrari isn't right either. But I'll stop nitpicking. 



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Posted 16 April 2020 - 08:18

Hmm, I think I'll pass this time. Automobilista 2 has an excellent roster of unlicenced F1 cars from every era, drives great and works like a charm in VR. The career mode of the official game is unmatched, but looks like I won't have too much freetime in the upcoming months anyway...



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Posted 16 April 2020 - 09:06

I think they should go for a modern game engine. We could have a library of cars and seasons for download. Classic tracks is now a must. Imola, turkey, Valencia, India, south korea, estoril, south africa etc.

My absolute dream F1 game series -

F1 ‘70s (1970-1979 seasons, cars and tracks)
F1 ‘80s (1980-1989 seasons etc)
F1 ‘90s
F1 ‘00s

I would buy all four and my wife would never see me again.

Codemasters has the 2010s covered. I played F1 2012 yesterday for nostalgia’s sake and was surprised how little it’s actually aged. Sure, the modern games look smoother but it’s still perfectly presentable. There’s definitely a much, much smaller difference between the games of now and the games of a decade ago to the difference between 2012 and 2002. I can’t play anything from on the PS1/PS2 era these days, they just look a dog’s dinner and the handling models are so primitive.

Edited by messy, 16 April 2020 - 09:10.


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Posted 16 April 2020 - 10:12

I'm afraid the addition of a Michael Schumacher edition gives me no choice but to buy the game, even if I don't really drive the codemasters games much. More into sims. 



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Posted 16 April 2020 - 10:43

The steam (and also Xbox store. I'd imagine PS4 one is the same) store gives a couple of details.

 

https://store.steamp...080110/F1_2020/

 

o NEW MYTEAM MODE - An immersive driving game, players can now create their own F1® team.

* Create a driver, then choose a sponsor, an engine supplier, hire a teammate and compete as the 11th team on the grid.

* Build facilities and develop the team over time and drive to the top.

 

o NEW - Two new races: Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort. NEW - Split-screen racing.

 

o NEW - Casual race options for more relaxed racing.

 

o NEW - Shorter season-length options: 10, 16 or full 22 race options.

 

o All the official teams, the drivers and circuits from the 2020 Formula One World Championship™.

 

o Acclaimed ten-year career mode.

 

o Formula 2™, the ultimate training ground for F1®, is also included, now with new half or full season options and 2019 and 2020* season content.

 

o x16 classic F1® cars from 1988-2010.

 

o Esports - in-game area for the online qualification events, latest news and even watch the new F1® Esports Challenger and Pro Series races.

 

o More ways to race: Time Trial, Grand Prix™ Mode, Championships and relive your glory with saveable automated highlights.

 

o Compete online in Multiplayer: Ranked and Unranked races, Leagues, Customisable Liveries and Weekly Events.

 

*Online connection required to download the final teams’ 2020 cars (as applicable) and the F2™ 2020 season content post-launch.

 

 

Looks like the 1970s cars are gone. Not a massive shame for me as I wasn't too fond of them. Still, all the classic cars have been relatively under-utilised compared to F1 2013 which had actual classic circuits and suitable drivers in them.

 

Confirmation that the 2020 cars will get updated, as well as the 2020 F2 content.



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Posted 16 April 2020 - 10:46

My absolute dream F1 game series -

F1 ‘70s (1970-1979 seasons, cars and tracks)
F1 ‘80s (1980-1989 seasons etc)
F1 ‘90s
F1 ‘00s

I would buy all four and my wife would never see me again.

Codemasters has the 2010s covered. I played F1 2012 yesterday for nostalgia’s sake and was surprised how little it’s actually aged. Sure, the modern games look smoother but it’s still perfectly presentable. There’s definitely a much, much smaller difference between the games of now and the games of a decade ago to the difference between 2012 and 2002. I can’t play anything from on the PS1/PS2 era these days, they just look a dog’s dinner and the handling models are so primitive.

 

I've got two dream F1 games in my head.

 

One is one with a season from every decade. I once worked out that each year ending in 7 would provide a fantastic snapshot of each decade.

 

The other is a 12 year career mode game, running from 1986 to 1997 inclusive.



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Posted 16 April 2020 - 12:58

They're asking for £54.99. I was about to make a joke about them wearing masks but that might be somewhat inappropriate at this time.

 

Don't get me wrong. I'm not against yearly titles. But the issue is their 2020 product will be missing its core 2020 component: the 2020 cars. So all we're getting that's different from 2019 is two new tracks and a team manager mode. 

 

What they perhaps should have done was kept back the team manager mode for 2021 and given everyone the two new tracks as either a DLC or a patch. 

Just wait 2-3 weeks and it will be half price anyway. Was the same last year



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Posted 13 May 2020 - 20:24

Early look at the game courtesy of Jimmer "Punted by Lando" Broadbent.

 

 

TLDR: Refinement on the previous games. Don't expect it to suddenly be iRacing, but it's the steady improvement of the franchise keeping it accessible.



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Posted 14 May 2020 - 09:06

My absolute dream F1 game series -

F1 ‘70s (1970-1979 seasons, cars and tracks)
F1 ‘80s (1980-1989 seasons etc)
F1 ‘90s
F1 ‘00s

I would buy all four and my wife would never see me again.

Codemasters has the 2010s covered. I played F1 2012 yesterday for nostalgia’s sake and was surprised how little it’s actually aged. Sure, the modern games look smoother but it’s still perfectly presentable. There’s definitely a much, much smaller difference between the games of now and the games of a decade ago to the difference between 2012 and 2002. I can’t play anything from on the PS1/PS2 era these days, they just look a dog’s dinner and the handling models are so primitive.

 

I can tell you that there's a 1991 mod for rFactor that my wife seriously complained about. It is the best, most realistic, gratifying, F1-sim ever... all built by volunteers. I myself stopped playing video games because it takes too much time... but if you want to ruin your life and your marriage, give it a whirl.

 

https://rfactorcentr...istoric Edition



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Posted 16 May 2020 - 13:22

Call me cynical but I find it amusing that they drip feed us F1 fans on little new bits each year, rather than doing one kickarse game that has everything we want. The "bleed them dry" approach, not the "Geoff Crammond" approach.

 

No doubt the game is another £45 and the MS edition is £60.. :rolleyes:

 

Try CDkeys



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Posted 18 May 2020 - 16:27

I got a Beta invite for F12020 - will post my thoughts once I’ve had a play about

#23 PayasYouRace

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Posted 18 May 2020 - 17:33

I got a Beta invite for F12020 - will post my thoughts once I’ve had a play about

 

Cool. Please do.



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Posted 19 May 2020 - 09:51

o NEW - Shorter season-length options: 10, 16 or full 22 race options.

 

 

Wish there's an option to change point scoring system too. Be it 6 point scoring positions or 8 point scoring positions instead of the current system.



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Posted 19 May 2020 - 20:10

Spent an hour or so on 2020

Now I love F1 racing, but no space for a wheel setup, so I’m pretty nifty with the pad... I have to say; pad users will love the 2020 handling model. So much easier to be smooth and attack the corners and kerbs - I was playing F1 2019 a couple night back and I found the thumb stick just doesn’t allow for a smooth racing line. That’s definitely been addressed. And the auto-drs and ers is another godsend for pad users.

Loving it so far - very good.

#26 PayasYouRace

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Posted 19 May 2020 - 20:27

That's good to hear FnLn.