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Racing game news this week:
‘F1 22’ hits stores this summer
Earlier this week, EA and Codemasters announced that the latest game in the “F1 22,” official F1 series, would be available on July 1. Coming to PlayStation, Xbox and PC and in an exciting twist, it will also offer. PC VR support for Oculus Rift and HTC Viv headsets; There is no word yet on PSVR. The 2022 version of the game will feature a new car, a new Miami International autodrome, a new handling model and a new F1 sprint mode. There is also a new feature called F1 Life that has been described as “a new place for you to unlock and showcase supercars, costumes, accessories and much more for the world to see”.
As expected, MyTeam and Carrier Mode options will return to the game with some new features and will include split-screen multiplayer, F2 and online multiplayer. The game is now available for pre-order and if you are interested you can do it here. If you pre-order the base version of the game before May 16, you’ll find “a special Miami-themed content pack featuring levers, suits, helmets, gloves, a cap, T-shirt and wall art designed by a local artist.” You can also choose to pre-order the Champions Edition, which gives you “… the first three days of early access to the track which means you can play from June 28th, plus F1® 22 New Age content, an F1® Life get starter pack, New MyTime Icons and 18,000 Pitcoins. “
‘Rocket League’ eats the ball in a fresh new mode
“Rocket League” has been around for a while, and although its core mechanics are still as good as ever, the game is starting to get a bit stale. Fortunately, the team at Psyonix has announced an exciting new limited-time mode called Knockout Bash which will drop next week, which looks like it will shake things up. This is the first mode in the history of “Rocket League” that can completely eliminate the ball and it looks like it will work like a traditional free-all-death match where you will be able to bash, flip, boost. And even catch other players as they fly off three new obstacle-prone maps. It looks like an explosion, and we’re excited to try the new mode. Check out the teaser below.
‘Hot Wheels Unleashed’ expands the new Monster Truck
If you’re a monster truck fan, you’ll be thrilled to learn that Monster Truck Expansion is now available for “Hot Wheels Unleashed”. In it, you’ll find 5 Monster Truck car versions: Race S, Tiger Shark, HW Demo Derby, 5 Alarm and Sister Shaker. There are four new scenarios (Jungle, Quarry, Desert and Ice Mountain) as well as a new Stop Motion Studio environment with new Smashing Rocks Track Builder modules. Last but not least, the pack also includes a customization pack for your in-game basement. You can grab the new expansion pack now for 14.99, or watch the trailer below.