F1 announces the release of new F1 Manager 2022 game
Formula 1 and Frontier Developments have today unveiled the F1 Manager 2022, the first management simulation game as part of a long term, multi-title agreement, set for release in the summer of 2022.
Following a licensing agreement signed in early 2020 with Formula One, Frontier has been hard at work on the creation of a major new game franchise, to join a successful portfolio which includes Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution 1 & 2 and Planet Zoo. The F1 Manager franchise will be Frontier’s first foray into an annual sports license, as part of a long term, multi-title agreement with F1.
F1 Manager 2022 will launch in summer 2022 on Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam and Epic Store.
The creators promises that the new game will deliver "a challenging experience for new and die-hard motorsport fans alike, while detailing the intricacies of the world’s most prestigious racing brand. Upgrade cars and race facilities, hire drivers and engineers, balance budgets and driver demands, and once the race weekend gets underway, stay calm under pressure and make critical decisions as you manage your team to victory."
Ross Brawn, Managing Director - Motorsports, Formula 1, commented: “It’s great to see F1 Manager 2022 take shape and for people to see this exciting title come to life. I know from personal experience that leading a team can be challenging, but it’s certainly rewarding.
"The F1 Manager franchise is a great opportunity for fans to put themselves in the shoes of a team principal and experience some of that for themselves. I am confident that with their own successful track record in management gaming, Frontier will deliver an enjoyable and engaging experience for fans.”
Speaking of the new game, David Braben, CEO and Founder, Frontier Developments, added: “We are delighted to partner with the great team at F1 on this exciting opportunity. We’ve been working closely with them to deliver a truly authentic experience, and they have provided us with extensive access to all aspects of the sport to enable us to do this. We feel this is the start of something special - we’re looking forward to bringing F1 Manager 2022 to players in summer 2022.”
Andy Fletcher, Game Director, Frontier Developments, said: “There’s never been a better time to be a Formula 1 fan, and we’re excited to deliver our take on the world of turbocharged management games with the biggest racing brand in the world. F1 Manager 2022 will deliver an experience for both new and long-term fans that is as authentic as it is exciting. Our commitment to the ever-changing world of F1 will build a strong foundation for a long and special series that will evolve over time.”