Codemasters have released the first official gameplay footage for their highly-anticipated F1 game, F1 2018.

This new trailer shows off the enhanced visuals in F1 2018 as it takes us on a lap of Monaco narrated by the 20 year old Monégasque Sauber driver Charles Leclerc, who was filmed playing the new game in Baku, Azerbaijan recently, and who is also a keen gamer. Speaking about the games’ new visuals, Stuart Campbell, the new Art Director on F1 2018 said:

One of the biggest visual uplifts for F1 2018 are our revised lighting, sky, clouds and atmospherics systems. These systems work hand-in-hand and affect all aspects of the game rendering, making it more believable than ever before. Our new cloud tech more accurately represents the real world with improved cloud formations and response to light through the various weather scenarios that are a huge part of F1. Even on a clear day, the sky looks interesting with high level cloud detail and jet trails, while the new atmospherics system gives a true sense of depth in the scene and connects the sky and terrain in a more cohesive manner, making for some stunning vistas.

Lee Mather, Game Director on the F1 Games also explained one of the new features in the game, stating:

The inclusion of a player-managed Energy Recovery System (ERS) has been added to vehicle physics for F1 2018 as we always strive to give as authentic recreation of the sport as possible. Augmenting the powerful internal combustion engine, the player will have multiple deployment modes to choose from. The inclusion of the ERS will not only give the player an even more authentic Formula 1 experience, but will serve to create even more varied and exciting races

Be sure to take a look at the exciting new footage and be sure to let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.