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F1 2014 unveiled as Codemasters snubs next-gen consoles

The F1 2014 game has been officially unveiled, although the Formula 1 themed title will not touch down for the Xbox One or PS4.

With developer Codemasters overlooking the latest generation consoles in favour of the ageing, but widely adopted Xbox 360 and PS3, the company has confirmed that F1 2014 will launch on October 17, the week after the Russian GP.

While F1 2014 will not hit Microsoft and Sony’s latest console efforts, Codemasters has confirmed that it will introduce an all new Formula 1 title in 2015, a game which will hit all major platforms.

Our title for the new generation formats will mark a huge step forward for the F1 series,” Stephen Hood, Creative Director on the F1 series said of next year’s release.

“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.”

While gamers are left waiting for a next-gen F1 experience, F1 2014 looks set to offer a familiar gaming experience to last year’s F1 2013 release, despite looking to capture the new rule changes introduced to the high-octane sport for this season.

The major update to F1 2014 is the addition of a new driver evaluation system which auto adjusts difficulty settings based on driver performances.

“This is the year it all changes – for the sport and for the game,” Hood stated. “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.”

He added: “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.”

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