This marks the first release from Codemasters after being acquired by EA.
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Codemasters and their new owners, EA, just released F1 2021 today to some eager racing fans. The latest in the F1 series is now available for the Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam. This new entry features all of the teams, drivers, and race tracks from the 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship.

This year's release also includes a new story mode, and an expanded career mode that has an option for two-players to race. There are also three new circuits: Portimão, Imola, and Jeddah that will be added to the game as free DLC after launch.

Codemasters also released a new gameplay video today, captured on an Xbox Series X. This video features the Silverstone Circuit that real-world racers will be speeding around on this weekend on July 18th.

Next-gen consoles will get a visual boost, as expected. This includes improved on-track models, better textures, and better damage models for car bodies and tires. Real-time ray tracing is enabled, but apparently only for replays, cutscenes, and in Photo Mode. There will be an optional Performance Mode option that allows the game to run at over 60FPS on capable hardware. All next-gen versions also get the benefit of improved load times.

In the new story mode, Braking Point, players experience the glamorous world of F1® as they rise in the rankings from Formula 2™ into a coveted Formula 1® spot, mirroring real-life team dynamics and dramatic run-ins with other drivers on the grid. The expanded Career Mode introduces a two-player option for friends to play online together or choose opposing teams and race against one another in synchronous race sessions. Career Mode also features Real-Season Start, which allows players to start their career at any race in the season that has already occurred, adopting the real-time drive and constructor standing from that point in time.