The very first gameplay of Codemasters' F1 2015 title has leaked on YouTube, supposedly coming from a French TV show and the gameplay showcases the game's graphical quality and wet weather conditions. The footage features the gorgeous Singapore circuit in the rain. Despite the bad quality of the video the incredible detail of the track surface and the rain puddles is quite evident, as is the phenomenal lighting and reflections. The visual improvement over the previous generation titles is massive, and we have to consider the build used in the video could be several months old, as suggested by the jerky animations.
You can view the leaked gameplay footage below:
Codemasters shared a new set of screenshots a couple of days ago, which showcase the beautiful new engine, and announced that F1 2015 racer 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.
You can view the teaser trailer below:
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.