Not only has Codemasters dated the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC version of this year’s F1 2014 — due to drift onto systems on October 26th — the prestigious studio also revealed that another Formula One title is in the works for current-gen hardware.
With a launch date pegged for early next year in accordance with the 2015 season, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners will have to bid their time before stepping foot into the proverbial driving seat, though Codemasters has stated that it will support the imminent release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One throughout the course of next year.
To clarify things, Luke Spring, community manager at the racing-infused studio, outlined the premise of F1 2014 while confirming plans to unveil more details regarding its current-gen successor.
“F1 2014 recreates this year’s incredible season featuring all the seismic changes to the sport,” he added, “including new turbocharged cars, new circuits plus all the driver moves. Now onto new-gen. 2015 will see us release our first title on new-generation platforms. The game will launch earlier in the Formula One season and then go onto receive live digital updates.”
In terms of new mechanics, Spring also went on to discuss the enhancements that budding racers can expect come October. Most notable of these refinements is the game’s new and expanded scenario mode, which will also play a bigger role across the F1 2014’s career mode, according to Codemasters’ description.
“The game also includes 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,” he stated.
F1 2014 is now poised to launch across PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC on October 26th, 2014. We can expect to see Codemasters’ nebulous debut on current-gen hardware in the early stages of next year, and we’ll be sure to update you on the project as new information appears.