Codemasters have released the first developer diary for F1 2018, which showcases one of the largest changes to the games career mode, dealing with the media, check it out.
Will you choose to exhibit showmanship or sportsmanship? Your answers can increase/decrease the motivation within departments in your own team, altering the price or reliability of upgrades, as well as any offers you might receive from rival teams.
“The media are going to play a huge part in the player’s career,” commented F1 2018’s Game Director, Lee Mather. “It's super important for a driver to not just be skilled on track. It's all about being the complete package. The player is going to need to consider how their answers impact the morale of their team and also how other teams in the paddock perceive them. Certain teams may like to see a driver who is a great sportsman: demure and calm in front of the press, even under high-pressure situations, while others may want a driver who is more of a showman who can create buzz.”
The answers available to you will develop over time as your character becomes better known within F1. The interviews will take place in new locations in the Paddock and in front of the team and scrutineering garages.
There are further improvements within the career mode. You now have more control over your destiny and can approach rival teams about a potential move, including the opportunity to switch within the season. You also have the opportunity to select your own championship rival.
The game is coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this August and more developer diaries are expected to release before the game does.