F1 2020 announced with custom teams, split-screen multiplayer & Schumacher special edition

Though the real Formula 1 season has been thrown into disarray through, you know… stuff, Codemasters have been hard at work on a rather ambitious new entry in their annual sports series. F1 2020 will be out on 10th July for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia.


The headline new feature is the new My Team, where you can create and manage a custom team for the first time in Codemasters’ series. You can take this in to race alongside the 10 real world teams in the Career mode. This builds on the ability from F1 2019 to create custom liveries to use in online races.

That career mode now has different lengths, letting you take part in a full 22 race season, or shorter 16 or 10 race seasons that might end up unintentionally closer to any real 2020 season we get to see. These now includes the Hanoi Circuit and Circuit Zandvoort (neither of which are likely to see any actual racing in the real world).

You can enjoy all of this in two-player split-screen, which have mixed difficulty options so that you can customise the experience for each player, and you can obviously race in either F1 or the returning F2, which debuted in last year’s game.

This year is the first time that Lewis Hamilton can potentially match the record seven world championships of Michael Schumacher – you know, so long as there actually is a championship this year – and to mark that possible achievement, Codemasters have created a Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition. This grants three days early access to the game, as well as adding the following four cars to the range of classics already available:

  • 1991: Jordan 191
  • 1994: Benetton B194
  • 1995: Benetton B195
  • 2000: Ferrari F1-2000

There’s also a Seventieth Anniversary ‘F1 2020: F1 Seventy Edition’, with another set of digital exclusive items, and a limited edition Steelbook release in certain markets.

“F1 2020 promises to be our biggest and most innovative title to date,” said Paul Jeal, F1 Franchise Director at Codemasters. “Our core players will welcome even greater gameplay depth with the introduction of our brand-new My Team feature, alongside three customisable season lengths which allows them to pick their favourite tracks. In the year where Lewis Hamilton is going for his seventh World Championship, we celebrate the greatest F1 driver of all time with our Michael Schumacher Deluxe Edition, which we know will prove popular with our community.”

Source: press release

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  1. Count me in.

  2. Sounds good.
    I’m busy enjoying the F2 championships so was hoping Codies would include F3.

    Is there any news on a next gen version?

    • Nothing next-gen, which makes sense given the timing and backward compatibility. I wouldn’t be surprised to see cross-gen updates to optimise frame rates/resolutions, but no graphical step forward until 2021.

      • Cheers, I hope they do optimise it for PS5 including the sound. It should be easier to tell which direction the threat is coming from when using in car views without having to use the look back function as often, but I think the use of the Tempest engine will probably have to wait until next year’s game.

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