F1 2014 – New Game, Old Gen

Codemasters have revealed F1 2014, the latest in their series of titles based on the motor racing giant, will not be released on next-gen consoles. The announcement means PS4 and Xbox One owners will not be getting their hands on the Formula One series, although it will be available on PC.

In the official announcement on the Codemasters website, creative director Stephen Hood confirmed they are looking to recreate the amazing season of Formula One by transferring the ground-breaking regulation changes into the title, stating “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.”

As well as aligning the game to the changes from the previous season, the developers also confirmed a refined career mode options, an expanded scenario mode and a new driver evaluation system, which aims to tailor the difficulty and accessibility settings to the player’s skill levels.

Looking ahead, Codemasters did confirm that F1 2014 would be their last Formula One release on last-gen consoles, announcing F1 2015 for next-gen technology with a release expected early in the next Formula One season. In contrast to previous titles in this series, F1 2015 will rely on digital content updates as the season unfolds. No further information is available about the 2015 release, but the developers promise more details will be released after F1 2014 is out.

Fans of the series will be eager to get back behind the wheel, and the early release of the 2015 title means there will be two games to look forward to in the near future. Time will tell how much difference these two new games hold in comparison with their predecessors.