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F1 22

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: July 1, 2022

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'F1 22' Reveals Launch Day Driver Ratings - Trailer

by Rainier on June 24, 2022 @ 12:45 p.m. PDT

F1 22 will feature new hybrid cars, an F1 Life feature, F1 Sprint races, PC VR functionality via Oculus Rift and HTC Vive and a more competitive and unpredictable line-up than ever before.

In the biggest shake-up for over a decade, players will take their seats for the 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship in new hybrid cars, as overhauled rules reimagine the race weekend with the inclusion of F1 Sprint races. With a more competitive and unpredictable line-up, players will test their skills across the 2022 calendar, including the International Autodrome for the inaugural Miami Grand Prix. In another first, players can step into the glamorous world of Formula 1 with F1 Life, a customisable hub to show off their collection of supercars, clothing, and accessories, earned via gameplay, Podium Pass, and the in-game brand store.

The redefined race day allows players to customise their set-up with new Immersive and Broadcast options that affect formation laps, safety car periods, and pit stops. Select Immersive, and players will face risk-reward challenges, which could be the difference between a place on the podium or finishing outside the points. Broadcast takes the pressure off, with controlled and authentic cinematics that keeps players close to the action. For the ultimate immersive F1 experience, the new PC VR functionality via Oculus Rift and HTC Vive enables players to feel the drama from right inside the cockpit.  

For new and casual fans, the new Adaptive AI keeps less experienced players competitive throughout each race, with opposing AI racers tailored to match the skill level. Accessible menus and handling also return to help players get to the action quickly without the need to understand the complexities of the sport. The refreshed Practice Programs offer more variety with new scoring systems and on-track visualisations. This helps players navigate each twist and turn to perfection before racing for those all-important championship points.

F1 22 also boasts enhancements to returning features, including My Team, allowing players to choose their starting budget based on three entry points: Newcomer, Challenger, and Front Runner. The game sees real-life track updates to Australia, Spain, and Abu Dhabi to reflect recent changes. F1 22 also features its critically acclaimed 10-year Career, complete with a two-player option, and Multiplayer is back for epic races against the global racing community. 

Codemasters and Electronic Arts. in partnership with Formula 1, released the launch-day Driver Ratings for EA Sports F1 22.

Filmed in Baku and Canada with the 2022 line-up, teammates came together for a ‘Guess the Rating’ challenge, with cameras rolling to capture every moment, including the rating reveal. The dynamic ratings in the game’s My Team mode will update every few races, reflecting the action and drama on and off the track.

For the first time, Codemasters has changed the algorithm, so the stats are more representative of a driver’s current form and less reliant on their legacy. Formula 1 experts Anthony Davidson, David Croft, and Alex Jacques have also collaborated with the studio to look beyond the pure data and separate man from machine. The launch day ratings are compiled up to and including this year’s FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DE MONACO 2022. The dynamic ratings are broken into four categories alongside an overall score.

The categories are:

  • (EXP): This is based on the number of race starts a driver has over the course of their career
  • (RAC): The driver’s ability to work their way through the pack and finish in a higher position than where they started
  • (AWA): The less time spent in the Steward’s room will help drivers here. Real-world punishments will impact the score in this category
  • (PAC): Benefits those who get closest to the fastest qualifying and race lap times. A driver beating their teammate is also taken into consideration
  • (RTG): The combination of the previous four ratings. This overall rating will go up and down throughout the season based on performance

“Now a mainstay for other EA SPORTS titles, our dynamic Driver Ratings continue to stir the drivers' emotions, and it’s great to see the camaraderie and banter between teammates,” said Paul Jeal, F1 Senior Franchise Director at Codemasters. “Our new panel of F1 experts will work closely with us to ensure F1 22 reflects what happens on the track, and we know the updates will lead to even more debate over the course of the season.”

The full in-game F1 22 Driver Ratings for launch are:

DriverExperienceRacecraftAwarenessPaceOverall
Max Verstappen7298799794
Lewis Hamilton9396929394
Valtteri Bottas7784939088
Sergio Perez8389858988
Carlos Sainz Jr.7289898787
Lando Norris6494829290
Charles Leclerc6594919592
Daniel Ricciardo8288938083
Pierre Gasly6290798484
Fernando Alonso9888788989
Esteban Ocon6390768283
Sebastian Vettel9187928385
Lance Stroll6589767780
Yuki Tsunoda5576748378
George Russell6490869390
Nicholas Latifi6080766670
Mick Schumacher5679807977
Kevin Magnussen6882848281
Alexander Albon5990768182
Guanyu Zhou4780736770

 

The F1 22 Driver Ratings are a key element of My Team, the driver-owner game mode. New for 2022, My Team now includes three starting points: Newcomer, Midway Challenger, and Championship Contender, allowing players to decide if they want to work their way up from the bottom or go for the win straight out of the gate.

EA Sports F1 22 is releasing worldwide for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC on July 1, 2022.


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