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While they don’t seem to be able to write the name consistently (is it F1 Manager 24 or 2024?) in a way that would be fairly annoying to anyone trying to create any kind of index of racing games with their proper names, Frontier Developments did today announce that F1 Manager 24 will be released this summer, and will add a much-requested option to create your own team.

While details are limited, I’m going to assume that this won’t be quite as open an option as many people would like, and I assume liveries, sponsors and more will be limited to generic (fake) or pre-selected real-world brands in the same way they are in the Codemasters F1 franchise. While it is always possible to mod your own car skin, etc, it has never been officially supported and in their case is actually frowned upon. In any case, I doubt it’ll be a proper simulation of creating your own F1 team… One where due to political nonsense you just get turned down for entry after entering your team name as ‘Andretti’.

With all that said, I love this franchise. While I did not get enough time to review the 2023 release (nobody really did), my review of the 2022 version was overwhelmingly positive. Any improvement they make, year on year, I’m perfectly ok with! You can wishlist F1 Manager 24 or wishlist F1 Manager 2024 on Steam now.

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Press release:

Create Your Own Formula 1® Team and Lead Them to Glory in F1® Manager 2024, Coming This Summer
Write your own chapter, bring your vision to life and establish a lasting legacy as Team Principal across PC and Console

Cambridge, UK (12 March 2024) – Frontier Developments plc (AIM: FDEV, ‘Frontier’) today announced F1® Manager 2024, the third annual release in their officially licensed Formula 1® management series, will launch digitally this summer across PC, PlayStation® 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation® 4 and Xbox One. Fans will define their sporting stories as an F1® Team Principal; choosing to forge their own path during the 2024 season and beyond with the exciting new Create A Team mode or leading an official Formula 1® Team in Career mode. Fans will also be able to relive and redefine the action in the returning Race Replay mode, where they will be challenged to deliver improvements on real race results.

For the very first time in the franchise’s history fans will have the option to create and lead their own custom team to victory, building a legacy alongside the sport’s greatest names as they orchestrate their ascent to the top of the podium. Customising elements of their team, players can curate their creativity to bring their dream designs to life, whilst negotiating sponsorship opportunities to ensure a steady stream of income to fuel their ambition. Identifying up-and-coming talent to rise up the grid order or cherry-picking the biggest stars in the sport in the pursuit of immediate success, the choice is theirs to make before the covers are lifted from their championship challenger.

Critical to their team’s lasting success will be how Team Principals manage their development off the track, designing new car upgrades and driving innovation in the pursuit of immediate performance or investing in an advanced headquarters to create a legacy and attract the envy of rivals. F1® Manager 2024 introduces a new mentality system for drivers and staff, bringing individual personalities and demands to the fore as players aim to maintain their team’s motivations amidst the pursuit of glory and challenge for the sport’s biggest prizes. However, in Formula 1® every team strives to be the one lifting the trophies and rival teams will provide a constant threat year-on-year, with enhanced AI closing the gap between players and their competitors both on and off the track, whilst the underlying threat of drivers and staff being poached means that a paddock shake-up is never far away.

As the lights go out, fans will direct every thrilling moment from new strategic perspectives, immersing themselves in the action from on-board cameras or assessing their next decision from above. Issuing commands to their drivers via their voiced race engineers, players will weigh up crucial strategy calls and overtaking opportunities as they seek glory, with improved racing behaviours blurring the lines between simulation and reality. Success can slip away at any moment however, with the ever-present threat of a mechanical failure able to disrupt even the strongest of strategies, putting vital championship points at risk.

F1® Manager 2024 will launch in summer 2024 on PC, PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One for a suggested retail price of £29.99/$34.99/€34.99. Fans are invited to join Frontier Unlocked livestreams on the final Wednesday of every month for further exciting reveals and new content.

About Frontier
Frontier is a leading independent developer and publisher of videos founded in 1994 by David Braben, co-author of the iconic Elite game. Based in Cambridge, Frontier primarily uses its proprietary COBRA game development technology to create innovative genre-leading games for personal computers and videogame consoles.

About Formula 1®
Formula 1® racing began in 1950 and is the world’s most prestigious motor racing competition, as well as the world’s most popular annual sporting series. Formula One World Championship Limited is part of Formula 1® and holds the exclusive commercial rights to the FIA Formula One World Championship™. Formula 1® is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation (NASDAQ: LSXMA, LSXMB, LSXMK, FWONA, FWONK, LLYVA, LLVYK) attributed to the Formula One Group tracking stock. The F1 logo, F1 FORMULA 1 logo, FORMULA 1, F1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX, PADDOCK CLUB and related marks are trademarks of Formula One Licensing BV, a Formula 1 company. All rights reserved.

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