If you have been wanting to see what F1 2018 looks like in action, you will want to check out the first gameplay trailer from its maker, Codemasters.

The video is actually beneficial to watch for multiple reasons, not just because you get to see how good the Monaco circuit is looking in its 'work in progress' state. You also get commentary from Alfa Romeo Sauber's Charles Leclerc on how to drive it.


20-year-old Leclerc was never going to slag the game off, obviously, given his apparent affiliation, but it does make F1 2018 look enticing. Well, apart from that Halo monstrosity.

"First of all, I was amazed at how realistic the scenery was," Leclerc commented. "Being born in Monaco, I know the circuit very well. Well done for visualizing the track so nicely in the game. My favorite part is the last sector because there is a great rhythm to the drive there."

Other things we have noticed from the video include a number of different view types (as per usual), including one from above the car and on the front suspension, but oddly there is nothing that shows off the Halo-obscured view the driver has.

It also appears to confirm the engine notes in F1 2018 are likely to be more accurate than they were in F1 2017, but it is hard to tell how different the handling model will be – if at all. Whether or not there will be some form of virtual reality is also unclear.

On the subject of new stuff, Codemasters Formula One franchise director Paul Jeal said: "Career mode has been further expanded to immerse players even deeper into the world of F1 than before, with the return of a highly requested feature back into the franchise.

"We are also adding more classic cars, again listening to our fans as to which of the historical F1 cars they would most like to virtually drive next."

"Outside of those headline additions there are many other great enhancements to be revealed before the game launches," he concluded.

As we recently confirmed, F1 2018 will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on the 24th of August, meaning you can play it the same weekend as the Belgian Grand Prix. Expect more news to surface around this year's E3 show in June.

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