F1 Manager 2022 has been announced, here are all the key details you need to know about this new F1 game.
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Five and a half years after the initial release of Motorsport Manager for PC, a new racing management simulator is set to hit the market in 2022. However, while many may view the recently announced F1 Manager 2022 as a spiritual successor to Motorsport Manager, there are sure to be plenty of differences, both in terms of the scope of the game and in terms of its overall feel.
What is F1 Manager 2022?
Back in early 2020, established studio Frontier Developments signed a contract to begin working on an officially licensed management game for Formula 1. That game will soon see the light of day, and while there is currently no confirmed release date, the F1 Manager website states that the game is “coming 2022”.
The initial launch trailer didn’t reveal much in the way of actual gameplay and it did little to indicate precisely what players can expect from the upcoming management title. However, the F1 Manager webpage states that players can “be the boss” and that they can expect “unparalleled authenticity and broadcast-quality presentation”.
What will the gameplay be like?
Beyond these broad statements, it is also emphasised that F1 Manager will allow players to manage board expectations and targets, monitor driver and staff performance, develop their car in the factory and, of course, manage race strategy as well. All of the features hinted at are present in Playsport Games’ Motorsport Manager, but it would appear that Frontier intend to take them to the next level. Additionally, as was the case in Motorsport Manager, F1 Manager 2022 will also include the F1 feeder series Formula 2 and Formula 3.
Really excited to be featuring in the new @F1Manager launching this summer on PC/Xbox/PlayStation. Ready to Drive Every Decision in F1? Be the Team Principal of an F1 team and take complete control on and off the track. Can’t wait to see what you stories create! #F1Manager #ad https://t.co/o2jMAPJpQP— David Croft (@CroftyF1) March 7, 2022
Furthermore, in a tweet advertising the game, the lead English-language commentator for F1 David Croft confirmed that he is featured in the game itself. Whether this, along with the statement about broadcast-quality presentation, indicate dynamic commentary the likes of which was seen in old-school F1 games such as F1 2001 is unclear. What is clear is that Frontier Developments have received some serious backing from the world of Formula 1 for this game, and that this game is intended to be a major title.
F1 Manager 2022 is releasing in 2022 on Steam and Epic Games for PC, as well as on both the current and previous editions of the PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The fact that there is not a mobile version of the game planned suggests that the graphical fidelity and overall complexity of the game ought to be higher than it was for Motorsport Manager.
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