F1 2016 To Include 22 Player Multiplayer Support

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Codemasters and Koch Media are really gearing up to make F1 2016 a huge success, and this new announcement is quite exciting!

There will be multiplayer support for up to 22 drivers allowing players to form a full grid of human players across the 21 circuits featured in the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship, including the tight Baku street circuit, the latest addition to the calendar. In single player, gamers are able to create their own legend in the expansive Career Mode which stretches for up to ten seasons and includes drama both on and off the track.

A new gameplay video has also been released, featuring in-game footage showing the action from the paddock and hospitality area, garage, pit lane, grid and the track. Both the Safety Car and Virtual Reality Car will also be returning and they will be complemented by the addition of manual race starts adding to the pressure on the driver as they sit on the grid. They will have to engage the clutch and balance the revs as they wait for the lights to go out. Reaction times are vital to avoid a jump start by going too early or getting stuck on the grid as the anti stall engages. Principal Games Designer, Lee Mather, said:

We strive to create a game that is as close to the actual sport as possible. We have listened to the feedback from our community and that has resulted in us introducing the Safety Car, Virtual Safety Car, Formation Lap, manual race starts and the host of other gameplay features that get us even closer to the real sport and add to the experience for the player.

Increasing the multiplayer support to 22 players was extremely important to us. We want to be able to fill the whole grid with human players to create those great race moments and stories. It also provides greater support for online leagues.

Take a look at the brand new trailer and let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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