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F1 2020 gameplay video shows Monaco with a 'visual uplift'

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Whenever I dip into a new F1 game I'll always jump straight into Monaco: not because I love its treacherous twists and turns, but because it's always the most visually impressive and varied track, with a lot more to look at than grey tarmac and blue sky. In the most recent F1 2020 gameplay video above (and also the most substantial one), we see a Pierre Gasly's AlphaTauri going pedal-to-the-metal around the sea side circuit.

It's definitely more impressive than my first exposure to Monaco, which was in F1 Grand Prix 2 (this video (opens in new tab) shows that it looked pretty good even in 1996). But I've raced this tricky bastard in what feels like dozens of racing games: the Gran Turismo games, the Project Cars games, and probably others.

The F1 2020 release date (opens in new tab) is July 10. Andy played a demo of 2020 (opens in new tab) last week, and wrote about how the instalment's career mode introduces some distinctly RPG-esque features. There's also a new accessible handling mode, which sounds great if you want a carefree bash in high speed vehicles. 

Shaun Prescott is the Australian editor of PC Gamer. With over ten years experience covering the games industry, his work has appeared on GamesRadar+, TechRadar, The Guardian, PLAY Magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, and more. Specific interests include indie games, obscure Metroidvanias, speedrunning, experimental games and FPSs. He thinks Lulu by Metallica and Lou Reed is an all-time classic that will receive its due critical reappraisal one day.