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F1 bosses and managers are constantly in the spotlight, especially for big teams such as Ferrari, Mercedes and Red Bull. But now players will soon know what it’s like to be an F1 manager themselves. Formula 1 has unveiled a “multi-title” partnership with game developer Frontier Developments to create the long-awaited official Responsible for F1 2022 Game.

The “brand new official FIA Formula 1 World Championship management game” will launch in the summer of 2022 on PC (Steam), PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One and Epic Store. It will be the first officially licensed game of its kind since EA Sport’s F1 Manager in 2000.

A video game by Frontier Developments

Frontier Developments is a video game developer based in Cambridge, England and founded by David Braben in 1994. Responsible for F1 2022 is Frontier studio’s first-ever foray into the world of sports, despite having developed the best-selling management titles Elite Dangerous, Planet Zoo, Planet Coaster, and Jurassic world evolution. Other titles he has developed include Dog’s Life, Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, and Thrillville.

‘F1 Manager 2022:’ What we know so far

Much like the non-F1 Motorsport Manager title, the Frontier version allows you to take the reins of the team of your choice and lead your drivers and team staff through the Formula One Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships. 1 in all new 2022 cars.

The player is responsible for all short and long term decisions regarding sponsorship, regulatory changes, headquarters infrastructure, driver rosters, finances, personnel and race strategy in a “hyper-realistic” simulation. “.

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However, unlike other popular car racing management style games, Responsible for F1 2022 does not attempt to include the option to create your own additional team and team name. Instead, you can “take control of a top team and instantly compete for race wins, or manage a team further down the field.”

In addition to the possibility of hiring existing F1 drivers from other teams, the establishment of official Formula 2 and Formula 3 training courses, to hire rookie drivers into the F1 team of your choice, will strengthen the process of pilot signatures. Players will also be able to research and hire engineers from other teams.

Sky Sports F1’s David Croft and Karun Chandhok have both confirmed their involvement in the game’s development via Twitter.

The game is expected to launch this summer

Formula 1 Motorsport Managing Director Ross Brawn is extremely confident in Frontier’s ability to do justice to the leadership of the growing sport.

“It’s great to see F1 Manager 2022 taking shape and people seeing this exciting title come to life,” said Brawn.

“I know from personal experience that leading a team can be difficult, but it’s certainly rewarding. The F1 Manager franchise is a great opportunity for fans to step into the shoes of a team manager and make them the experience for themselves.

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“I am confident that with their own successful track record in management gaming, Frontier will provide an enjoyable and engaging experience for fans.”

Braben, the founder and CEO of Frontier Developments is also “thrilled” with the partnership, which was originally signed in 2020.

“We worked closely with them to deliver a truly authentic experience, and they provided us with extensive access to all aspects of the sport to allow us to do that,” says Braben.

“We think this is the start of something special – we can’t wait to bring Responsible for F1 2022 to players in the summer of 2022.”

Frontier Game Director Andy Fletcher added: “There’s never been a better time to be a Formula 1 fan, and we’re thrilled to deliver our take on the world of turbocharged management games with the most world’s leading racing brand.

“F1 Manager 2022 will provide an experience for new and long-term fans that is as authentic as it is exciting. Our commitment to the ever-changing world of F1 will set a solid foundation for a long and special series that will evolve over the years. . time.”

Formula 1 is set to continue its deal with EA’s recently acquired Codemasters to develop F1’s official racing video game, with F1 2022 due to be released this summer in a similar timeframe to Responsible for F1 2022.

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