Codemasters has today announced two new Formula One titles that it is currently working on. F1 2014 will be coming out this October for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC, while a second title is planned for a 2015 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
First up is F1 2014, which will be available from October 17, and includes the new turbocharged cars, new circuits, plus the latest driver roster for the 2014/15 season. The game also features a new driver evaluation system that tunes game settings to players’ skill level to increase accessibility.
“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. “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.”
The developer also announced that it would be releasing a new Formula One title in 2015 for the “next-gen,” but stopped short of calling it F1 2015. This game will launch earlier in the Formula One season than previous entries and will recieve digital updates as the season progresses, “enabling players to compete against the drivers and teams they watch week in and week out.”
“Our title for the new generation formats will mark a huge step forward for the F1 series,” said Hood. “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.”