The teaser trailer for F1 2021 has already been posted, and there’s a lot to look forward to. The annual Formula 1 game update this year includes a new story mode, as well as enhancements to split-screen multiplayer and other features. Following the game’s release, EA announced the inclusion of three new tracks for the 2021 season. F1 2021, on the other hand, will be without two main elements.
The F1 2021 game will not be able to cater to venue changes in the middle of the season. As a result, the Istanbul Park race circuit will not be included in the F1 2021 tracklist. On the other hand, the game will stick to the initial venue list, which means that Canada will be included in the game despite its exclusion from the real-world season. F1 eSports driver Benjamin Daly, also known as Tiametmarduk on Twitt, provided the details.
Two real-world features will be absent from the F1 2021 game.
Apart from Istanbul Park, the F21 2021 game will be without another real-world addition that will be used this year – the Sprint challenge. The FIA added the Sprint race idea a few weeks ago as part of qualifying. According to Jalopnik, Codemasters has indicated that the Sprint Race will not be added to F1 2021’s career modes in the future.
This isn’t the first time the official F1 game has been left out with real-world additions and features. The career mode in last year’s F1 2020 game featured an entirely different set of race venues. It skipped over the replacement tracks in favor of Zandvoort and Hanoi.
Codemasters announced about a month ago that F1 2021 will include the three new tracks that the FIA added to the Formula One 2021 season this year. Portimao, Imola, and Jeddah Street Circuit will be included as part of a potential free-to-download upgrade for players who purchase the title.
While not being able to play on these new tracks could be frustrating for Formula One players, Codemasters has previously stated how difficult it is to create new tracks for the game. To get the credibility right, it takes more than a year to adapt a modern race track for the F1 game. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused delays in developing new game material.
On July 16, the same weekend as the British Grand Prix, F1 2021 will be released on Steam (PC), Xbox, and PlayStation platforms.