F1 2019 received a massive launch campaign from Codemasters. The addition of Formula 2 as a Feeder Series for career mode was a unique step by them, as was the introduction of some historical gameplay with a section focusing on the rivalry of Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost in the Legends Edition.
They even built a real rivalry into career mode with the addition of two NPCs, cut-scenes that depend on your decisions and results, and achievements for beating them in races and the championship.
However, Codemasters were keeping an ace up their sleeve...
Driver Transfers are here
This is the 10th installment in Codemasters F1 franchise, and each of the previous ones have locked drivers into their seats in career mode. Unless you were a PC modder you were stuck racing the same drivers in the same cars over and over. Unlike FIFA or Madden you couldn't put a star driver in a different car, but now you can.
Paul Jeal, F1® Franchise Director at Codemasters, had this to say:
“Driver Transfers, in particular, are something that we know our players have craved for several years, and it’s fantastic to now have that functionality integrated into our 10-year Career mode and build upon the seasonal rule changes we introduced in F1® 2018 to create unique player storylines from season to season.”
What does this mean?
Simply put, it means more playability in F1 2019 than we have ever seen before. Now you can watch as older drivers fade as young stars rise. The likes of george Russell won't always be stuck in a Williams, and you can even see Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton in the same team at the front before falling behind as Lando Norris, Charles Leclerc, and Alexander Albon come flying to the front.
F1 2019 promises a lot and is delivering. You can play it today with the Legends Edition, and from 28 June, 2019 with the normal edition. The gameplay is terrific, and along with the customisation options in multiplayer and with the promise of a 2019 patch for the F2 championship it will be one of the most played motorsport games of all time.