Finally, I’ll be able to make Stefan GP a reality in F1 2020, with the latest trailer giving a first look at the upcoming team creation and management mode. You’l be able to found your own team and lead it to glory on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia from 10th July.
My Team will add an 11th team to the F1 grid, letting you create a custom visual identity for your team through customisable liveries, adorning your cars with fictional sponsors. It’s more than just looks though, as you’ll have to make key technical decisions and build your team from the ground up.
This start off with facing the media to answer a few questions about car performance and race predictions, which in turn sets the ability of your starting car and the expectations that will be heaped on your shoulders. There’s various technical elements to consider, such as the power unit supplier, and you’ll hire a second driver from the 2019 F2 grid to back you up on track, as well as managing the R&D efforts, staff activities and things like deciding to send a driver to fitness camp instead of a sponsor event.
You can see some of the facility evolutions here, going from having a man with a smoking hosepipe to something a bit more high tech…
As in F1 2019, you’ll see the driver market in action from one season to the next, but now you can have an active hand in it. You’ll be able to compare F1 and F2 drivers on their Experience, Racecraft, Awareness and Pace, and then try to lure your target to your team. You’ll have to have enough prestige to be able to convince one of the big guns to join you though, not just bags of cash.
Game Director Lee Mather said, “My Team is a feature that both the studio and our community have wanted for some time. My Team thrusts the player into the world of F1® with its unique driver-manager experience. We know our players are going to love this new feature.”
We went hands on with the game recently, saying, “Every year since 2015 has been building toward the next, and F1 2020 continues to grow in interesting and engaging ways, even if some of the features have been cribbed from last generation’s games. Still, whether you’re an F1 superfan who desperately wants to bring Stefan GP to reality, a complete novice racer looking for an easier way into the sport, or even if you’re Lando Norris who just wants the ERS to be just a little bit closer to the real thing, this is set to cater to a broader audience than ever before.”
Should be a good one, especially as it comes out close to the first real world races of the pandemic-affected season!
Source: press release