Codemasters has today revealed details of the next installment of its F1 game series and is set to be the earliest releasing yet on the 28th June.
It is set to be one of the most ambitious games in the series which has been in development for two years alongside the previous two entries.
In a press release from Codemasters they announced they had also been working in collaboration with Formula One itself and the technical team led by Ross Brawn.
As part of this collaboration the new game will include a base 2019 spec car which can be used in online races and customised with different liveries as well as the official teams liveries.
“We are absolutely delighted to be able to release F1 2019 earlier in the Formula 1 Season, so that the game can be played and enjoyed at the same time that the real-world championship picture is starting to form,” said Paul Jean, F1 franchise director.
“Our close relationship with Formula 1 has played a major part in achieving this key objective for the franchise. That in addition to our near two-year development cycle, has allowed us to develop some exciting new features and other firsts for the franchise that we can’t wait to share with our community in the coming months.”
While no further details were announced Codemasters did drop a hint towards a highly requested feature at the end of a trailer released alongside the announcement.
For a few seconds the silhouette of what appears to be a Formula 2 car appears as well as the background changing from red to blue, the same as the F1 and F2 logos respectively. This could indicate a new progression system as seen in the dirt games where the player works their way up through lower categories.
F1 2019 is set to be released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.