F1 2016 Multiplayer Trailer Races Out, Will Feature 22-Player Matches

July 7, 2016 Written by Alex Co

In a press release, Codemasters has announced F1 2016 multiplayer support for up to 22 players, manual starts and Formation Lap, with the racing game’s latest trailer.

The F1 2016 multiplayer trailer which you can watch above, showcases in-game footage featuring the action from the paddock and hospitality area, garage, pit lane, grid and the track. More details straight from the press release can be seen below.

Codemasters has previously announced that both the Safety Car and Virtual Safety Car will feature in this year’s game 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.

The driver will also be able to have manual control over their pit lane entry and braking as they look to minimise the time they lose when pitting. They will also need to brake in time to avoid a penalty for speeding in the pit lane, which also features in this year’s game along with the inclusion of the new five second pit stop penalty.

Principal Game Designer Lee Mather adds that Codemasters wanted to add full 22-player races to F1 2016 since they 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.”

F1 2016 will be out this August 19 for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.