Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, ‘Frontier’) today unveiled F1 Manager 2022, their major new management simulation game coming this summer. Following a licensing agreement signed in early 2020 with F1, Frontier is creating a major new game franchise to join a successful portfolio which includes Elite Dangerous, Planet Coaster, Jurassic World Evolution 1 & 2 and Planet Zoo.
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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 Formula 1. F1 Manager 2022 will launch in summer 2022 on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam and the Epic Store.
Step into the shoes of a team principal and lead your drivers, engineers and fans to glory in the 2022 FIA Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship and FIA Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship. With unparalleled authenticity and broadcast-quality presentation, F1 Manager 2022 delivers a challenging experience for new and die-hard F1 fans alike, while showcasing the intricacies of the world’s most prestigious racing brand.
Ross Brawn, Managing Director – Motorsports, Formula 1, said:
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.
The first entry in this exciting series of games will invite players and F1® fans to own every aspect of leading a team to victory, upgrading cars and race facilities, hiring drivers and engineers, balancing budgets and driver demands, all before the race weekend kicks into gear. Once the race gets underway, stay calm under pressure and make critical decisions as you manage your team to victory.
Game Director Andy Fletcher said:
There’s never been a better time to be a Formula 1 fan, and we’re excited to deliver a new way for F1 fans to immerse themselves in the biggest racing spectacle 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 Formula 1 will build a strong foundation for a long and special series that will evolve over time.
Frontier Developments CEO and founder, David Braben said:
We are delighted to partner with the great team at Formula 1. 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.