A brand new Formula 1 management simulation will be released this summer, developers Frontier Developments have announced.
The game will allow players to become the principal of a team of their choosing, offering them the chance to manage car maintenance, factory facilities, hire drivers and team personnel and manage what happens on track during races.
Frontier CEO David Braben says the game will be releasing in the summer of this year.
“We’ve been working closely with [Formula 1] 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,” Braben said.
“We feel this is the start of something special – we’re looking forward to bringing F1 Manager 2022 to players in summer 2022.”
Game director Andy Fletcher says F1 Manager 2022 will cater to both new and veteran F1 fans.
“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,” Fletcher said.
“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.”
While Formula 1 does have an officially licensed mobile management game, F1 Clash, F1 Manager 2022 marks the first fully featured motorsport management simulation game on PC and console since PlaySport Games released Motorsport Manager on Steam and Nintendo Switch.
Frontier Developments are best known for their Elite Dangerous immersive space sim and the theme park based game Planet Coaster.