Frontier Developments today revealed their fourth behind-the-scenes video for F1 Manager 2022, the major new officially licensed F1 management simulation game. F1 Manager 2022 will launch on August 30 (August 25 for players who pre-order) on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Steam, and the Epic Games Store. As the behind-the-scenes series continues, in Episode 4 – True to Form, players are introduced to Principal Mocap Specialist Tina Nischan and Lead Animator Tim West, whose work in bringing the paddock alive has created an authentic, true-to-life F1 experience in F1 Manager 2022.
Players are welcomed into the studio for the day, as they are immersed in the emotion of F1 through impressive motion capture technology. From podium celebrations to live reactions following a successful overtake, F1 Manager 2022 replicates the broadcast-style camera shots seen by fans across the globe during moments of high drama.
To accomplish this, Frontier brought together a group of professional motion capture performers and used real F1 car components, bringing further depth and immersion to the hub of race weekend activity. This is one of many ways Frontier has created a realistic F1 experience across the board, alongside car designs inspired by 2022’s regulation changes, detailed circuits, audio from real-world team radios, and 3D scans of all twenty 2022 F1 drivers.
Frontier joined the BWT Alpine F1 team at Silverstone, working with their pit crew to ensure that key elements of a race weekend, such as vital pit stops, were accurately replicated in-game. Fernando Alonso’s No.1 mechanic, Jonny Goodenough, and Louise Turner, Team Inspector, join the team to discuss their roles within Alpine and the importance of pit stops in achieving success on the track. In F1 Manager 2022, as in the real sport, a well-orchestrated pit stop can be the difference between success and disappointment. Players will have to utilize their tactical planning to adapt their strategy on the fly, investing in their race engineers and managing their pit crew’s training focus to mitigate the risk of a mistake.
F1 Manager 2022 launches on August 30 on PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for a suggested retail price of £44.99/$54.99/€54.99. Players looking to get ahead of the grid can pre-order the game digitally now and experience F1 Manager 2022 a full five days early from August 25. The game will also be available in physical format for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for a suggested retail price of £44.99/$54.99/€54.99.
Check out Episode 4 True to Form below.