The very first F1 Arcade is set to open in London soon, offering a premium experience for Formula 1 fans – including getting in the drivers seat themselves. Naturally, SimRacers were highly interested in this aspect in particular. Now, the official F1 Arcade Twitter account revealed a few details in a Q&A thread.
When the announcement of the location was first made, many were surprised that the Arcade would not be using the official F1 22 game, but rather a software based on the rFactor 2 engine. A trailer is set to be released soon, according to the Q&A thread – which also made it clear that the software will not be available for home use.
The yet to be named software will feature Silverstone, Monza, Spa-Francorchamps, Zandvoort, Suzuka and Bahrain as circuits initially, but more are planned. Race modes can be adapted depending on skill level, offering settings for casual or hardcore players and everything in between. The standard races are four minutes long, but a Grand Prix mode featuring a 15-minute warm up, 10-minute qualifying and a 25-minute race is going to be available as well.
Interestingly, players will only be able to choose the track they want to race on in Grand Prix mode. In other modes, the tracks will be randomized. To read the entire Q&A thread, we have embedded it for you below.
F1 Arcade is set to open its doors for the first time on November 22nd.