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COMPETE AGAINST FRIENDS AND FOES AS CROSS-PLAY COMES TO EA SPORTS ™ F1 ® 22

Weekend Trials Begin August 5 Ahead of Full Game Integration
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]


 
Redwood City, Calif. – August 4, 2022 – Codemasters® and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today confirm that EA SPORTS F1® 22 will be the most social F1® title to date, connecting more players around the world with the inclusion of cross-play, coming later this month. Ahead of the full integration at the end of August, players can compete with friends across PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam & Origin) in two separate trials running 5-7 and 12-14 August in Social Race and Two-Player Career modes.

“Cross-play brings all our players together and allows them to settle the score of who is the best driver across all platforms,” said Lee Mather, F1® Senior Creative Director at Codemasters. “Cross-play also allows us to create better matchmaking opportunities so players can compete against rival racers with similar attributes.”
 
A highly requested community feature, cross-play integration will improve matchmaking and allow friends to come together regardless of platform. There is also the ability to disable cross-play for those who wish to compete solely against competitors from the same family of devices. Session hosts can invite friends on other platforms via the ‘Invite Friends’ option in the game lobby. Players can review and accept requests whilst racing by pausing the game and visiting the ‘Invites and Requests’ option. See details about cross-play Here.
 
F1® 22 accurately represents the new era of Formula 1® with revolutionary cars, regulation changes with the inclusion of F1® Sprint, the introduction of the Miami International Autodrome, and circuit updates to Spain, Australia, and Abu Dhabi. New Adaptive AI adjusts the difficulty applied to AI competitors, adapting their speed and competitiveness, and Immersive and Broadcast options for Pit Stops, Formation Laps, and Safety Car periods increase the race-day authenticity.

F1® 22 expands its features with F1® Life, a new customisable social hub that allows players to show off their collection of fashion, accessories, trophies and supercars. The eight collectable supercars can be driven on-track in the Pirelli Hot Lap feature, replicating the early part of the race weekend. The game also sees the return of My Team, now with three starting points, the acclaimed 10-year Career with two-player functionality, and Multiplayer, including offline split-screen. VR also makes its debut on PC, offering the most immersive on-track F1® experience to date.
 
For F1® 22 news, follow Formula 1 game website and social channels on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube.


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About Electronic Arts 
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers. 


In fiscal year 2022, EA posted GAAP net revenue of approximately $7 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality brands such as EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Apex  Legends™, The Sims™, Madden NFL, Need for Speed™, Titanfall™, Plants vs. Zombies™ and F1®. More information about EA is available at www.ea.com/news


EA SPORTS, Battlefield, Need for Speed, Apex Legends, The Sims, Titanfall, Plants vs. Zombies, Codemasters, DiRT, GRID and Project CARS are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. John Madden, NFL, FIFA, F1 and Formula 1 are the property of their respective owners and used with permission.


About Codemasters
Codemasters is an award-winning British video game developer with over 30 years of heritage. The company specialises in high-quality racing games including DiRT™, GRID™, Project CARS™, and the BAFTA award-winning official F1® series of videogames.


For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com. Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/codemasters.
Codemasters is an Electronic Arts studio (NASDAQ: EA)

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