F1 2021 Delisted from Steam Store

Max Verstappen, Lewis Hamilton & Charles Leclerc on the cover of F1 2021.jpg
With F1 23 just around the corner, the series' Braking Point story mode is set to make a return when the newest iteration of the official Formula One game is released on June 16th. However, players that want to re-live or check out the first chapter of the mode could be too late if they do not own F1 2021 already - the title has been delisted from the Steam Store.

Image Credit: EA Sports/Codemasters

F1 2021 was the first title of the series after Codemasters had been acquired by EA, and it introduced the story mode centered around youngster Aiden Jackson, who starts his F1 career after winning the Formula 2 title. Racing alongside experienced teammate Casper Akkerman, Jackson faces several challenges, including butting heads with main antagonist Devon Butler.

After F1 2020 has been delisted from the Steam Store in March of 2023 (while the console versions have not been available since May 2022), F1 2021 now follows suit earlier than expected. At the time of writing this article, the game is still available on both the PlayStation and Xbox stores.

Ways to Still Play F1 2021​

That does not necessarily mean that the game is not playable at all anymore: Online keys can still be purchased from other platforms like Amazon, and Steam allows for valid codes to be redeemed even after a game has been delisted. For consoles, the route of physical copies is a good way to circumvent the delisting - but be aware that DLC will not be available anymore once the game itself cannot be purchased online anymore.

With the newest F1 game's release on the horizon in June, the delisting of the 2021 version is likely meant to drive sales towards the newer entries into the series. The practice is not new - previous F1 games cannot be bought on Steam or the console stores anymore, either. As a result, collectors should either rely on physical copies if available or pull the trigger on a purchase sooner rather than later - otherwise, they might miss out.

Your Thoughts​

What do you think about the delisting of F1 2021? Are you giving the first chapter of Braking Point another go to be up to speed for the second part in F1 23? Let us know in the comments below!
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Hmm......
How about?
Create a game to simulate a racing series that changes every year. Keep the base game and create any additions to that game based on each year's changes. Keep one team of developers on hand that does nothing but fix any issues that were not addressed in the initial release of the game. Sell the new stuff as DLC and the improvements are free to anyone that does not want a particular year of the series.

Have I lost my mind ?
 
I bought it last year from a steam key reseller for £6.00. Bargain. I have them all as I love the F1 series ever since Geoff Crammonds versions. But for me, the pinnacle was 2020. That just plays so good and looks so good.
 
Hmm......
How about?
Create a game to simulate a racing series that changes every year. Keep the base game and create any additions to that game based on each year's changes. Keep one team of developers on hand that does nothing but fix any issues that were not addressed in the initial release of the game. Sell the new stuff as DLC and the improvements are free to anyone that does not want a particular year of the series.

Have I lost my mind ?

I had this idea for rally; imagine if EA (hahaha) did the WRCy game with the DiRT Rally team, and launched with just a few rallies (but with every stage!), then add rest either as free DLC (for first year, to make up the championship) then paid-for for following seasons. Could then add events all over the world from history, cars, etc, and have one ultimate package. A bit like Microsoft Flight Simulator for rallying.

They could do that for F1 too, I guess... but then they can't sell you a new shiny thing each year (plus some championships demand a whole new game each year, not DLC, I'd expect).
 
i wont be able to download ? can i refund then ?

What Trebor901 said.

Same situation as for instance Project Cars 2. I own it, so can redownload/play it on Steam. But you won't be able to buy it on Steam anymore.
 
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not a big loss, 2020 was better anyways

And of course there's plenty of mods for multiple serious sim titles for the 2021 season if anyone wanna recreate the Max Hamilton battles
 
f1 22 is far better, with each year release, there is no reason to play with the old game, each new game is better
 
They can learn from Motogp and Milestone, they still have all the games on Steam, the policy that Codemaster and EA have had is an absolute shame, like releasing games full of bugs and without optimizing like Jedi Survival, not to mention, that every time The games are more expensive, F1 23 is worth 10€ more than F1 22 and practically has nothing new, nor classic cars like F1 20, it is a shame and a pity that instead of making the games with love, they only look at numbers and not to fans and players
 
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Guys, here on RD we take a hardline view of piracy or those advocating it.
We're not interested in whatever reasons people use to justify it and won't tolerate any discussion either.
The thread is about to be cleaned so no more posts about.
Typical my comments get deleted. Yet the ones about buying keys from key resellers doesn't when it's just as dodgy.
 
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