Codemasters have announced that their F1 2015 racers has been slightly delayed, from its originally planned June release to July 10. Codemasters also released a new in-engine teaser trailer, which demonstrates the new engine build from the ground up for the current generation of systems.
F1 2015 is developed exclusively for current generation hardware and uses a brand new engine and handling model. The visual fidelity of the new engine shows dramatic increase over the previous generation version. There has not been any indication yet as whether the two console versions will differ in any other visual aspects other than the resolution.
“F1 2015 marks an exciting new chapter for Codemasters and FORMULA ONE; it’s a shift in direction for the game series, on new formats and our brand new game engine, with the game set to be released earlier in the season, launching this June,” commented Paul Jeal, Game Director, Codemasters.
“The handling is a vast improvement from our previous games. In particular our new tyre model is a superb step forward towards realism, letting you explore where the limit is and allowing you to instantly feel much more connected with the car. You can now experience the changes in grip caused by temperature changes, wear, car set-up, debris and weather conditions. Our improved vehicle dynamics much more accurately convey the difference in performance and the feel between mechanical and aerodynamic grip. The new Force Feedback system adds to the feeling of connection with the car and track surface. The more natural and realistic nature of the game physics also serves to ensure that the racing experience is more accessible, enjoyable and rewarding for players of all skill levels.”
“With the second race of the 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP this weekend in Malaysia, the team is busy modelling the new 2015 cars and drivers in readiness for the game’s summer launch. You can see a tease of our first signed off 2015 content in our debut screenshots, as well as an early glimpse of the Mexican circuit. In addition to the 2015 season, we are also delighted to be able to offer the 2014 season as a bonus selectable season*. Even this far out from our games release they truly show the power of our new game engine. ”
F1 2015 has been confirmed to be running at 1080p on PS4 and 900p on the Xbox One, as well as Codemasters noting that they are very close to delivering a 60 FPS experience on The PlayStation 4.
We will bring you any new information on F1 2015 as soon as it becomes available.