From July 1, players will be able to step into the new era of Formula 1 in EA Sports F1 22, the official video game of the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship. Showcasing the sport’s stunning new cars, F1 22 features a new handling model that recreates the intense wheel-to-wheel racing that has kept us on the edge of our seats so far in the 2022 Formula 1 season.
Players can also test their driving skills among Florida’s iconic palm trees around the challenging 19 turns of the new Miami International Speedway and go full throttle as F1 Sprint arrives for the first time. New racing options give players more control over their virtual race day, with the ability to choose between immersive and broadcast-style formation laps, safety car periods, and pit stops. Experience the glitz and glamor of Formula 1 in F1 Life, a new space to unlock and show off supercars, apparel, accessories and more for the world to see.
The main innovations for the PS5 controller are haptic feedback and adaptive triggers in F1 22. Learn more about some of the PS5 features below.
Through the use of PS5 DualSense controller haptics, the feel of collisions and surfaces has been significantly improved. It gives the ability to communicate individual pieces of surface debris and creates a much more immersive experience to represent the car on a particular part of the track. More specifically, the sensation can be localized to the left or to the right. A good example of this is when only the left wheels of the player’s car are driven aggressively on a pavement, the feedback is felt exclusively by the left side of the controller, adding to the realism.
DualSense controller speaker
Taking advantage of the PS5 DualSense controller’s speakerphone, the player can hear their race engineer talking to them throughout a session, providing vital information and tracking data on their way to pole position or that all-important podium. Hear important HUD information through the controller’s speaker, leaving your main audio mix clean and distraction-free, like a race should be heard.
For the PS5, adaptive triggers are used by tying the amount of resistance directly to tire slip rates. This means that when your car “locks up” under braking, the amount of resistance across the brake trigger increases, resulting in a more immersive connection with the car. Likewise, in the event of wheelspin, the resistance of the throttle trigger is increased. A subtle difference in the resting resistance of the throttle and brake triggers has also been applied to simulate the pressure difference needed to fully depress the brake and accelerator pedals in a real F1 car.
See you on the track!
F1 22 will be released worldwide on July 1 on PlayStation 5. Players can pre-order the digital-only F1 22 Champions Edition for three days of early access and additional content:
- New My Team icons – Jacques Villeneuve, Mark Webber and Nico Hülkenberg
- X2 Drivable Safety Cars – Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series and Aston Martin Vantage for time trial use
- 18,000 PitCoins
- Dual Entitlement Upgrade, upgrade your copy to PlayStation 5 at no additional cost.
- F1 Life Starter Pack: Customize your space with in-game items like furniture, wall art, and a gamer t-shirt.
- F1 22 New Era content: car livery, racing suit, helmet, cap, t-shirt (for F1 Life) inspired by the stunning official Formula 1 2022 New Era car.