F1 2022 races to the PC with VR support
Codemasters’ F1 2022 has been announced for Sony and Microsoft consoles, among others. VR support is only available for the PC for now.
The racing game studio Codemasters and its parent company Electronic Arts have good news for VR racing game fans on the PC. The freshly announced F1 2022 supports Virtual Reality in the Windows version. The release date is July 1, 2022, with pre-orders available as early as June 28.
On Steam and in the Origin Store, the studio is already raving that the racing experience in the cockpit will be much more intense with the VR headset. The racing game will also appear in the Epic Store, but there is no indication of VR support yet.
F1 2022: No VR mode for consoles yet
As things stand, console gamers will have to do without VR. No corresponding implementation for Playstation VR or Playstation VR 2 has been announced for Playstation 4 and 5. Not on the Xbox One and Series X/S platforms anyway, since there are no VR headsets for them.
The studio has not yet revealed any further details about the VR mode. In the career mode, you can generally fight your way to the top in ten consecutive years.
In addition to the current cars and rules for the 2022 season, the new “Miami International Autodrome” course is included. Furthermore, the makers promise “cinematic introductory laps”, safety car phases, interactive pit stops, completely revised sprint races, and split-screen races for 2 players.
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An adaptive AI system should make it easier for inexperienced players to progress, so that the races remain exciting even if you don’t set any best times. Unlockable supercars, clothing and accessories provide additional motivation.
In “My Team” mode, the starting budget can be selected to create an F1 team with extended department events and more extensive paint options. Formula 2 is presented in a choice of short, medium or full seasons – with season content from 2021 and 2022.
Electronic Arts focuses on optional VR modes
After Star Wars: Squadrons from October 2020, Electronic Arts is thus serving another game with an optional VR mode. Subsidiary Codemasters also delivered support for VR headsets several times before the takeover by Electronic Arts, including in Project Cars 2 and 3 as well as Dirt Rally and Dirt Rally 2.0.