The Formula One season has already begun, and Codemasters and Deep Silver announced that F1 2019, the official video game of the championship, will release on June 28. That’s a full two months earlier than previous versions, which is excellent news for fans of the racing sim series. This release date falls on the same weekend as the Austrian Grand Prix. That means that wanna-be racers can play along with it and three following events.
“We are absolutely delighted to be able to release F1 2019 earlier in the Formula 1 Season, so that the game can be played and enjoyed at the same time that the real-world championship picture is starting to form,” said Paul Jeal, F1 Franchise Director at Codemasters. “Our close relationship with Formula 1 has played a major part in achieving this key objective for the franchise. That in addition to our near two-year development cycle, has allowed us to develop some exciting new features and other firsts for the franchise that we can’t wait to share with our community in the coming months.”
According to the announcement post on the Codemasters Blog, F1 2019 has been in development for over two years. Players will be able to get behind the wheel of a 2019 regulation car designed in partnership with F1’s technical team. Unlike the officially branded and licensed vehicles, this car can have its appearance fully customized.
“The exciting collaboration with Ross Brawn and Pat Symonds has created new levels of player personalization in F1 2019 through the inclusion of the new regulation car,” said Lee Mather, F1 2019 Game Director at Codemasters. “With the continued growth of the F1 series, it’s great to give players more control and new levels of car and driver customization and we can’t wait to talk more about this alongside the new multiplayer features in the coming months.”
F1 2019 will launch on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One worldwide on June 28, 2019.