Codemasters F1 2014 artwork

Codemasters announce F1 2014 and earlier 2015 title

2014 F1 seasonPosted on | Author Keith Collantine

Codemasters have announced details of their upcoming Formula One games based on the 2014 and 2015 seasons.

F1 2014 will follow the pattern of their previous four Formula One titles and appear on October 17th in Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC formats.

Codemasters F1 2015 artworkIt will be followed earlier than usual by a new title which will take advantage of “new generation platforms”, likely to include the Xbox One and PlayStation Four. In another first for Codemasters’ F1 series, this game will be updated as the season unfolds.

“The game will launch earlier in the Formula One season and then go onto receive live digital updates,” Codemasters confirmed. “These updates will deliver 2015 content into the game as the season unfolds, ensuring you’ll be competing against the same drivers and teams you watch week in and week out.”

This year’s game will include all the latest updates to the teams, drivers and circuits roster.

“F1 2014 recreates this year’s incredible season featuring all the seismic changes to the sport, including new turbocharged cars, new circuits plus all the driver moves.”

There will also be further changes to the dynamics of the game including “refined handling on a pad and a new driver evaluation system that tunes game settings to your skill level to increase accessibility – we want all of our players to race competitively, more quickly”.

“Of course, all the veterans of the series will be able to experience the true challenge of racing this year’s stunning generation of cars, featuring more explosive power delivery but less downforce, by customising your options and turning off all the assists.”

Update: Codemasters have confirmed their “new generation” F1 title will also be available for PC.

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  1. Disappointing 2014 will only be last gen but I’m happy to wait for a game released near the start of the season! By the time 2014 is released, we’ll only have 3 races remaining in the season!

    In regards to the updates, I’d love them to follow FIFA’s path with real-life scenarios to play based on the previous Grand Prix.

    This week, you could perhaps drive the final 10 laps as Hamilton on old tyres trying to overtake Alonso with Rosberg closing up quickly on fresh rubber. After Bahrain, you could be Rosberg trying to make the move stick etc.

    1. Rosberg in Canada would be cool. Although I doubt he really did that much, the engineer could be giving you key information on how to finish the race.

  2. Gideon Hadi (@)
    31st July 2014, 15:35

    And….. They fail McLaren nose again and no sponsors update

  3. Is the Martini branding removed from the Game or just the Ad? political correctness gone mad. Maybe the should block out Ranstand ? that could be worse recruiting me into a job and career path and destroying my true path to Caterham simulator Driver

  4. i’ll still buy it. i don’t live in one of the worlds richest countries for nothing ;)

    seriously though, the game looks the same, but i know that i’ll just give in and buy it eventually, so i’m just going to pre-order it.

    a shame they couldn’t get the martini livery on the williams.

    1. Likewise. I think it may be a bit of OCD, but I feel I can’t miss a year out. I feel obliged to buy it.

  5. I’ll stick with F1 ’97 on the PS1, thank you.

  6. Interesting the lack of in-game audio. Engine sounds will probably be poor as they have been in previous F1 Codemasters game. (Not a complaint of the new engine regs, just complaining about the engine sounds in previous Codie games). This probably won’t be able to tear me away from iRacing, but I may get it anyway just to have something fun-ish to play if I take a drop week or something.

  7. Until we get specific dates on when this updated newer game comes out we cannot say we will not buy or we will buy it. I mean, earlier than usual could mean roughly Spanish GP time or it could be on the shelf for Spa weekend. Then again, we will all end up buying it and playing it to death regardless of whether or not it is actually a new game or a skin pack so to speak.

  8. Codemasters graphics are nice but their games are too buggy and arcade-like, and their cr.ppy replay system (pardon my French here) hasn’t evolved since F1 2010.

    Anyway, why not allowing competition between 2 developers publishing games – just like PES against FIFA – like in the old days? That would force Codemasters to up their game and REALLY improve the series. I guess there is some sort of exclusivity contract but when it runs out it wouldn’t be a bad idea, imo.

  9. Jorn (@curbshifter)
    1st August 2014, 22:20

    all I gotta say; smart to leave out the sound of the video.

    I got the 2013 version. And im 100% sure ‘Project CARS’ will be a much better game. Its made by and for race fans, not just for making a buck.

  10. Looks terrible and it will be horrible to play.

  11. It is no surprise to me that Codemasters fail to make F1 2014 “next gen”. They really are a third rate developer.

    They have done nothing but the absolute bare minimum (and arguably less) with the F1 license.

  12. I think it was the same with the Force India on F1.

  13. I sure hope F1 2014 is released stateside. F1 2013 wasn’t, and I was not too pleased.

  14. Rodolfo Elshoff
    23rd September 2014, 19:25

    I don’t mind this release for x360/ps4 since a lot of gamers (including me) haven’t upgraded to newer consoles, so its going to be quite entertaining getting the feel of the cars before moving up to the f1 2015. I know lots of people think its frustrating but since these games take so much to be launched, they still owed a release for 360/ps4.

    I hope they take into consideration getting more involved with the character, including press, sponsors, and specially less predictable IA’s. They should suffer tire wear just as us and also be more aggressive when it comes to defending a position.

    A true F1 fan moves along with the changes in regulations and wont bother about the lack of sound. I went to a GP this year and it doesnt sound like a high pitched angry beast but its still quite impressive. I think in the heat of a good battle in the game this sound would still be remarkable.

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