A new official F1 management simulator, Responsible for F1 2022Set to launch August 30 — with early access starting August 25 — on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.
The title is, as the name suggests, a Football Manager’s look at the world of Formula 1. Officially endorsed by F1, the game includes all drivers and teams from the current 2022 F1 season, as well as the F2 and F3.
If the name and concept sound familiar to you, that’s because an official F1 management title called F1 manager launched in 2019. This game, which was renamed in 2021 to F1 showdown (and now we know why), was developed for mobile platforms by Hutch, while it’s a complete affair for current consoles (and PC) created by Frontier Developments.
Responsible for F1 2022 will see players become the boss of one of F1’s ten official teams on the 2022 grid. strategies and incidents during the race itself.
Players will need to keep up to date with the various departments of their headquarters, building and upgrading their facilities to help with driver preparation and car research. You can also find and recruit personnel from other teams to help you with your projects.
The car itself will also need to be developed, and you can oversee the design of new parts and how they are assigned to cars. If your car is underperforming in one area, you can focus on that or take advantage of an advantage you have in another.
You’ll also need to manage your drivers during the race, with a full live stream featuring F1 22styled visuals using Unreal Engine rather than the isometric look of F1 Clash, with recorded commentary from David Croft and Karun Chandhok – hopefully not peddling Sky Glass in the process.
As the seasons progress, you will be able to further develop your facilities and staff, and as characters, especially pilots, retire, you will be able to recruit new F2 and F3 talent. The game even spawns new NPCs to replace those who leave the sport.
You can pre-order the game today, with five-day early access starting August 25 for those who buy the digital version – and a 10% discount too. It will be available on August 30 for everyone else, on PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One/Series and PC via Steam.
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