Codemasters and Koch Media have revealed that F1 2019 will ship two months earlier in the F1 season, meaning it'll launch on June 28 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, bringing together two years of development and releasing during the Austrian Grand Prix weekend.
Players can get behind the wheel of a regulation car specifically designed alongside F1's technical team for the first time ever, which comes with various livery designs and can be raced in multiplayer. Team liveries will also feature on the car in early marketing materials, being replaced by the final team cars ahead of release.
"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 Jeal, F1 Franchise Director at Codemasters. "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."
"The exciting collaboration with Ross Brawn and Pat Symonds has created new levels of player personalisation in F1 2019 through the inclusion of the new regulation car," added Lee Mather, F1 2019 Game Director at Codemasters. "With the continued growth of the F1 series, it's great to give players more control and new levels of car and driver customisation and we can't wait to talk more about this alongside the new multiplayer features in the coming months."
We even have a brand new teaser trailer down below to get the motors going for the summer release. Are you pleased to get the game in June?