This is how (un)realistic VR mode in F1 22 looks

An F1 game playable in VR, as long as you have a PC that’ll run it. It has to be the wettest of dreams of any F1 fan. We’re getting to a point where you can actually take your F1 gameplay to ultra-realistic levels from the comfort of your very own man cave, thanks to EA and Codemasters. F1 22 is making a formation lap as we speak and the devs are just thrilled to show us what the VR mode holds in store for us. But honestly, how (un)realistic is this VR mode of F1 22 going to be? Let me show you.

Since the Canadian Grand Prix is happening as we speak, the devs chose that track to show off some VR gameplay. The lucky driver whose seat we’ll be taking? Our very own Lance Stroll (whose real name is Lance Strulovitch, by the way). So let’s do a hot lap in his teal Aston Martin Cognizant and tear up some Circuit Gilles Villeneuve tarmac, shall we?

As you can see, F1 22 is realistic as fuck and total bullshit at the same time. I mean, my God, Lance is actually using his mirrors. When did that start happening? When was the last time that we actually saw the Canadian (well, Belgian-Canadian, to be exact) use his mirrors so damn often? Exactly. So yeah, you might conclude that F1 22 is far from realistic. Then again, he does get passed by almost everyone, so I guess that balances stuff out.

Anywho, all jokes aside. If we’re to believe this ‘Work In Progress’ footage, we’re in for a treat. Let me see here. Beefy PC? Check. An Oculus Quest 2 connected to it? Check. A Thrustmaster steering wheel with the F1 add-on? Check. I guess I’m as ready as I’ll ever be.

F1 22 is heading for the checkered flag July 1, coming to you on PlayStation, Xbox and PC. For now, the VR version is reserved exclusively for PC. But hey, who knows what the future will bring. Just keep in mind that your PC needs some hefty hardware to run F1 22 in VR. A system with an Intel Core i5 9600K or AMD Ryzen 5 2600X, 16 GB RAM, and NVIDIA RTX 2070 or AMD RX 6700 XT is highly recommended.