F1 2010 and F1 2011 were criticized as being very similar with few new or innovative features. F1 2012 plans to provide players with new game modes and more content. The game will feature all twelve teams and twenty-four drivers competing in the 2012 season. Players will get a chance to drive an F1 car on twenty courses, including the currently incomplete Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The Circuit of the Americas will not have its tarmac laid until two months after the game's release, giving players and F1 fans a chance to drive the circuit before actual race-car drivers - which is nice.