Fanatec has been at the apex of simulation racing hardware for years now. They make hardware that everyone who takes racing seriously, wants. Fanatec solves and creates a problem with the ClubSport Light (CSL) Elite set, something I wholeheartedly embrace. The CSL Elite set works out the desire to have multiple wheels for various purposes to facilitate the immersion of the sport you’re racing in. It also creates a mess of things because of the same reason; you’ll be wanting more than one wheel for all your virtual racing desires. Fanatec’s CSL Elite F1 Set provides lifelike force feedback and responsiveness that actually makes you a better driver. The Fanatec CSL Elite F1 Set is an excellent starting point for anyone serious about F1 or GT class style cars, where the steering wheel is an essential part of the experience.
Formula One has just begun its racing season after delays for obvious reasons, and F1 2020 arrives just in time to be a great companion for what remains of this truncated season. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of content to be found here, and Codemasters has crafted another masterpiece in F1 2020 that hits all the right notes. This is a Formula One game that’s accessible for all players with casual to pro settings and immersive modes that offer dozens of hours of gameplay. If you’ve been wanting to play this series for any reason, F1 2020 is what you’ve been waiting for.
F1 2015 is two sides of the same coin. It is equal parts the best Formula One game to date by longtime developer, Codemasters. It is then also the weakest F1 game in terms of features and modes. If you haven’t seen previous F1 games and are on a new console, you’re likely not to notice the gaps. This is otherwise the best use of the F1 license, likenesses, locations, and experience of F1 racing you’ll find.
The F1 series from Codemasters is annualized for good reason. Each year, FIA Formula One introduces new technologies, and makes interesting changes. Instead of Codemasters being the ones making changes and creating new gameplay mechanics to serve a yearly game (i.e. Madden NFL), the gameplay is served by the changes to the racing it is based on. And for this, the series greatest strength is from the sport itself.