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SCUDERIA FERRARI'S CHARLES LECLERC SIGNS FOR EA SPORTS AS FIRST F1 ® AMBASSADOR

Championship Leader Leclerc Features on EA SPORTS F1 ® 22 Cover Alongside McLaren’s Lando Norris and Mercedes’ George Russell
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

The New Era of F1® 22 Revealed with Gameplay Trailer from the Miami International Autodrome Here
 
Redwood City, Calif. – May 3, 2022 – Today, Codemasters® and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced the signing of Scuderia Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc as EA SPORTS ambassador and cover star of F1® 22, launching worldwide on July 1. The current 2022 FIA Formula One World Championship leader takes centre stage alongside two other rising stars, McLaren's Lando Norris and Mercedes’ George Russell. Players can also pre-order the Champions Edition now, which celebrates the four previous World Champions on the grid this year: Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso, and current holder Max Verstappen. The Champions Edition comes with additional content, including a time-limited Miami influenced pack inspired by the city’s iconic skyline and lights to commemorate the inaugural FORMULA 1 CRYPTO.COM MIAMI GRAND PRIX and three days early access.*
 
"F1 22 is celebrating the best young talent in F1, and we are excited to build a deeper relationship with Charles Leclerc. Established as part of the new era of Formula 1, we will work with Charles throughout the season to bring our players closer to the action," said Lee Mather, F1® Senior Creative Director at Codemasters. "We're also proud to celebrate our former World Champions with the F1 22 Champions Edition. They continue to inspire the next generation of drivers, and it's an honour to have them together on the cover of our digital-only version."

F1® 22 welcomes in the new era of Formula 1® with revolutionary cars designed to promote more competition, and overhauled rules that reimagine the race weekend with three F1® Sprint races. F1® 22 delivers fast-paced, authentic simulation racing for the core players with new Adaptive AI to help casual fans of the sport compete more quickly. The new F1® Life hub lets players show off their collection of customisation items and supercars, earned through gameplay, Podium Pass, and the in-game brand store. Returning features such as the 10-year Career, complete with a two-player option, My Team, and Multiplayer mean there has never been a better time to challenge for a place on the podium.

F1® 22 will release July 1 2022 for PlayStation®5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, and PC via the EA App, Origin, Steam, and Epic Store. Players can pre-order the digital-only F1® 22 Champions Edition for additional content and three days early access.

For F1® 22 news, follow Formula 1 game website and social channels on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.
 
* Miami themed contact pack available as part of Champions Edition pre-order until May 16. Content will be received at launch. Conditions and restrictions apply. See https://www.ea.com/games/f1/f1-22/game-offer-and-disclaimers for details


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 2021, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $5.6 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, Ultimate Team, Battlefield, Need for Speed, Apex Legends, The Sims, Titanfall and Plants vs. Zombies are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. John Madden, NFL, FIFA and F1 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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