A new year has rolled around, and that means Bandai Namco will have your video game racing needs ready to rock. Releasing on June 15th, F1 2015 will be the series’ debut on current-gen systems (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC).
F1 2015 will introduce a new version of Codemasters’ proprietary EGO game engine. In addition to the obvious increase in visual fidelity when compared to previous years’ entries, F1 2015 will see a change in the physics-based handling model, which will incorporate enhancements and additions in over 20 areas. Expect to see tweaks in the engine and transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension, and a brand new tire physics model.
F1 2015 will offer a fully playable 2014 F1 season included as bonus content, in addition to the full 2015 season, which will include the return of the Mexico Grand Prix for the first time in over 20 years.
“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 tire 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. ”