Frontier has announced that it will end post-launch support for the first F1 Manager sim within two months of its release. He says the next patch will be his last major update to the game as he moves staff elsewhere to “ensure that his F1 Manager project going forward fulfills its potential”. .
Launched at the end of August, F1 Manager 2022 is the first of four games slated for release under Frontier’s new F1 licensing agreement. It puts players in the role of team principals and challenges them to “lead drivers, engineers and fans to glory in the 2022 FIA Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship and FIA Formula 1 Constructors’ World Championship.”
F1 Manager 2022 received decent reviews at launch, but it’s been criticized by players for being shallow, undercooked, and full of bugs. Many hoped that at least some of these issues would be properly addressed through strong post-launch support, but Frontier is now asking for more development time.
Announce news in the game subredditFrontier explains: “This next update for F1 Manager 2022 will be the last significant update addressing player-reported feedback or suggested changes and additions. It will be a minor patch that will have no impact.”
This “last significant update” is said to bring visual updates to the car mode to “further differentiate the look” by the official F1 team. It also addresses fuel usage issues during qualifying sessions and fixes instances of incorrect race time estimates, among other things. calculation.
Frontier says it will end post-launch support for F1 Manager 2022 “to ensure the upcoming F1 Manager project realizes its potential and meets the expectations of both the team and the community”. steam review The comments under Frontier’s post are filled with issues that players still feel need to be addressed…from the community…as we create future iterations of this franchise.”
It remains to be seen if the community can maintain enthusiasm for future iterations after today’s surprise announcement.
https://www.eurogamer.net/frontier-ending-support-for-f1-manager-2022-less-than-two-months-after-release Frontier for F1 Manager 2022 will end support within 2 months of release