Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) and Firemonkeys Studio today announced their new and first-time licensing partnership with Formula 1®. On November 26, Real Racing 3 will launch its newest update, bringing players an experience unlike anything that has been in-game ever before. Representing the first F1 content integration of its kind in the mobile gaming space, the update will include the following:
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- All 10 Formula 1 teams, cars and drivers will be available to play in-game
- Players will be able to select which F1 team and driver they want to play as, including six-time Formula One Driver World Champion, Lewis Hamilton and four-time Formula One Driver World Champion Sebastian Vettel
- To coincide with the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019, the Yas Marina Circuit will debut in-game as the event happens in real-time
- Four additional 2019 Formula 1 Grands Prix across iconic Formula 1 circuits (including Monza, Silverstone and Suzuka) will be playable in-game
“The partnership between EA Firemonkeys and Formula 1 is an incredibly exciting opportunity for our players to experience the next evolution of the game in a new and innovative way,” said Joe Donoghue, General Manager at EA Firemonkeys. “This collaboration means that fans of Formula 1 can for the first time ever access and play as their favorite Formula 1 teams and drivers in Real Racing 3.”
Launched in 2013 and boasting over 250 cars and 20 real-world locations, Real Racing 3 is the award-winning franchise that set a new standard for mobile racing games. With the inclusion of Formula 1 on November 26 – available on iOS and Android platforms – the EA Firemonkeys team will deliver the single most requested piece of content by Real Racing players, kickstarting the next phase of Real Racing: Motorsports.
Timed to coincide with the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX 2019 at the Yas Marina Circuit on December 1, the in-game integration of Formula 1 content will bring players not only fresh events and challenges, but also an upgraded gameplay experience. These changes include a Formula 1 hub, daily race, champion series, Grand Prix career special events and invitationals, in addition to a Formula 1 Academy designed to give new players an introduction to Real Racing 3 and the Formula 1 motorsport career.
Alongside the new F1 events, challenges and gameplay experiences coming to Real Racing 3, there will be a wide variety of additional content for players to enjoy, including a new original soundtrack by Australian producer Ryan Kurt.
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