F1 2022 is set to release later this year and, according to sources, it’s coming with some huge changes.
Two of the biggest changes for F1 2022 this year will be the removal of its story mode and the addition of a new player hub called 'F1 LIFE'.
F1 LIFE allows players a more behind-the-scenes look at the lives of actual Formula 1 drivers, with players being able to purchase and collect various luxurious items.
These items will include the likes of expensive watches and designer glasses.
However, one of the biggest additions to the game, that is also included as part of the F1 LIFE feature, is the introduction of supercars that players will be able to collect and drive.
Not only can you collect and drive these supercars on your own, but you'll be able to race them, online, against other players' supercars on the game’s 23 tracks, although not against actual F1 cars.
Sources have suggested that despite the introduction of supercars, no resources from other features of the game have been removed. The career mode will remain.
The F1 LIFE hub should make for a great addition to the game and will hopefully fill the void left by the removal of a story mode for this year's F1 title. However, interestingly enough, sources claim that story mode will nonetheless be making a return in F1 2023. The reason given for not including both features in F1 2022 was time constraints encountered during development of the game.
Just like with the change to the FIFA series this year, F1 2022 will also feature cross-play for the first time ever, with players now being able to play with their friends, no matter what platform they may be on.
In addition, sources also said that the game will be getting the highly requested VR support that fans of the series have long been asking for.
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Finally, I also understand that EA will be removing the Russian F1 track 'Sochi Autodrom' before launch, which was hinted at in today's announcement from EA that they will be removing Russian teams and clubs from FIFA and NHL. It is unknown which track will be replacing Sochi Autodrom.
Update: clarified that career mode will remain in F1 2022.