Giving us an update on the F1 franchise, Codemasters confirmed that F1 2014 will release on October 17 in Europe and October 21 in North America for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.
For some game details, Codemasters revealed that F1 2014 will incorporate the season’s rule changes (including new aerodynamic regulations and turbocharged power units), include new driver line-ups, new circuits, and customizable settings, as well as add a new driver evaluation system that quickly identifies player ability and tunes game settings to an appropriate level, while re-graded difficulty settings enable you to compete at incrementally higher levels as you become more experienced. Also, there will be a new Very Easy difficulty for new players and a range of shorter game modes and career options for those new to the series.
Along with expanded game modes, new career options, and multiplayer modes extended by RaceNet, F1 2014 will feature the full Formula One circuit roster, including the new 2014 Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix and the return of Austria’s Speilberg circuit.
Creative Director Stephen Hood talked a bit about F1 2014:
This is the year it all changes – for the sport and for the game.
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.
For the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, Codemasters says a new F1 title will be available in 2015, during the early portion of the Formula One season. You’ll then receive digital updates for the game as the World Championship unfolds, allowing you to compete against the drivers and teams.
Our title for the new generation formats will mark a huge step forward for the F1 series. 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.
Will you be buying F1 2014? Or hold out until the PS4 F1 game arrives next year?