Formula One racing game developer Codemasters has explained why F1 isn’t coming to current-gen consoles until next year. It’s because they want to re-engineer “the entire game experience… from the ground up.” Games for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will be built on a new engine, and will include improvements to physics, AI and graphics. Writing on its blog, Codemasters said:
We are making a next gen game! And most importantly we’re writing a brand new engine to go with it. The entire game experience is being re-engineered from the ground up and that’s why it wasn’t possible to release this year. Rest assured though, in addition to improvements in the physics, AI, and graphics, the game will launch much earlier in the Formula One season, and will then go onto receive a number of digital updates throughout the year!
Fair enough. In the meanwhile, those who are still hanging on to their last-gen consoles can play F1 2014 in October this year.