Codemasters has announced the next instalment of F1 2016 featuring an all new career mode and more.

The career mode which has been dubbed the most immersive will feature a 10-year career (that’s 10 seasons). The iconic Safety Car and Virtual Safety Car plus the new street circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan has been added.

“F1 2016 is a massive step forward for the franchise”, said Lee Mather, Principal Games Designer at Codemasters. “The new career mode sits at the heart of the game and allows gamers to create their own legend over a career that can span for up to a massive ten seasons. Beyond improving upon the fastest and most thrilling on-track racing experience in gaming, F1 2016 uniquely offers the drama and vehicle development that goes on behind the scenes. A rich car upgrade system is fully integrated into a new and deep practice development programme which mirrors the tests carried out by the teams in real life.”

Mather continued: “The career mode, together with the re-introduction of the Safety Car, the first inclusion of the Virtual Safety Car and a number of other unannounced improvements means that F1 2016 will have more new features than any other year of the franchise.”

F1 2016 will release on PS4, Xbox One and PC winter this year. Codemasters promises more details to be revealed … down the track. No pun intended.