Codemasters’ latest Formula One title, F1 2014, is the last in the series to be released for the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. At the same time, Codies stated that F1 2015 will be totally redone for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One, and be released earlier, for the upcoming season. After a leak revealed some of the information about F1 2015, we now have an official announcement from Codemasters themselves!
F1 2015 will use a fully revamped version of the EGO engine (which also powers GRID Autosport and DIRT 3), to fit with a new-gen standard. It not only applies to the graphics side, but the physics have seen an overhaul in over 20 different aspects, including aerodynamics, force feedback, tire physics, and more.
I know that many people skipped out on F1 2014, to wait for the PS4/Xbox One variant of the game, so Codemasters has included the F1 2014 content as well. This isn’t a copy-and-paste job either, with the cars also receiving the next-gen overhaul, so they will be revamped as well (any chance of that happening with Historic Content, guys?).
F1 2015 will also be integrated with the new consoles’ Voice Recognition functionality. You will be able to talk with your race engineer, and ask for information about weather, your tire status, wing changes, and more! This reminds me of NASCAR 2006: Total Team Control, which had similar functionality. While NASCAR’s title featured a relatively poor recognition system, I think F1 2015 could do a good system if it’s done right (it’s been 10 years, so I’d expect it to be better!)
F1 2015 is set for release this June, for the Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more information on F1 2015, check out this post on the Codies Blog. Are you looking forward to this year’s F1 title? Why or why not? Let us know!