F1 2022 is reportedly adding supercars into the series for the first time in its history. However, a new leak also suggests that this year’s F1 entry will exclude a story mode, instead replaced by a new behind-the-scenes “career” mode. F1 2022 will also include VR support and full cross-play.
According to Xfire and reputable insider Tom Henderson (and later corroborated by Video Games Chronicle), this year’s F1 game is shaping up to be a different beast entirely. For the first time in the franchise, F1 2022 will add supercars. Players will be able to purchase them and race with them in one of the game’s 23 tracks.
The report goes on to state that the exclusion of a story mode from F1 2022 largely boils down to time constraints in development. In place of a story mode will be new player hub called F1 LIFE that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the lives of various F1 drivers throughout history. Players will also be able to buy luxury items like expensive watches and designer glasses to live up the superstar racer lifestyle.
Lastly, F1 2022 will apparently include VR support and cross-play too, making it the second upcoming EA Sports title besides FIFA 23 which will receive cross-play multiplayer.
Players will be able to race their supercars against other players online, but to keep things fair, won’t be allowed to race against actual F1 cars. It’s unknown exactly what variety of supercars we’ll get in the game, though we imagine they wouldn’t want the focus to be lifted off the F1 vehicles in their F1 game.
EA will additionally remove the Russian track ‘Sochi Autodrom’ before launch in support of Ukraine. The company recently announced these changes also being applicable to FIFA and NHL where Russian teams are being removed.
F1 2022 is currently in development at Codemasters and EA.
Source: Tom Henderson