Codemasters today announced the road map for its award-winning FORMULA 1 series of video games with two new titles set to appear across the old-gen and current-gen platforms. As the press release reads, F1 2014 will arrive on October 17th for PC, X360 and PS3 while F1 2015 will be targeting PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2015.
F1 2014 is described as the culmination of five years of experience developing officially licensed, award-winning FORMULA 1 video games and delivers fans the most accessible experience yet. F1 2014 will incorporate this season’s seismic rule changes – the most significant in the sport’s 60 year history – including new aerodynamic regulations and turbocharged power units.
F1 2014 also aims to deliver a range of enhancements to create the most accessible FORMULA 1 video game from Codemasters to date. A new driver evaluation system quickly identifies player ability and tunes game settings to an appropriate level, whilst re-graded difficulty settings enable players to compete at incrementally higher levels as they become more experienced. Experienced gamers, who enjoy a more serious simulation of the demands placed upon FORMULA ONE drivers, can customise their settings to provide a true challenge.
F1 2015 will be coming out in 2015 and will launch earlier in the FORMULA ONE season, and players will receive digital updates for the game as the 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP unfolds.
“This is the year it all changes – for the sport and for the game,” explained Stephen Hood, Creative Director for the F1 series at Codemasters, and continued:
“There’s been a dramatic shift in the sport; the largest shake up in the rules and regulations for a very long time and the new power units provide a very different kind of challenge, for both driver and team. By delivering all of these changes, F1 2014 will make for an exciting and refreshingly different experience. Additionally, with the new driver evaluation system analysing each player’s skill level and suggesting appropriate game settings, plus re-graded difficulty levels including a brand new Very Easy setting, we aim to deliver a thoroughly rewarding F1 experience for players of all abilities, from the novice to the seasoned pro.
Our title for the new generation formats will mark a huge step forward for the F1 series. We want to be out there earlier in the season and deliver new season content updates digitally as the 2015 season progresses; it’s very exciting for the series and our players.”