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Codemasters Announces F1 2014

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British developer Codemasters announced Thursday the release of this year?s F1 installment.

However, many fans will surely be disappointed to know that the F1 2014 will not support next-gen consoles as the release is only limited to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC users.

We can assume that this year?s F1 will be running on the same engine as its predecessor, so we can?t expect to see major improvements on the game graphics and mechanics. The game will see some changes that will coincide with this year?s Grand Prix?new drivers, new cars, and new circuits. We will most probably see the addition of the new Russian Grand Prix circuit which will be held in Sochi this October.

Aside from the usual, Codemasters says they have refined pad handling and added a new driver evaluation system that allows you to set your skill level. This will ensure that players will still be able to enjoy the game regardless of how experienced they are.

Perhaps the most significant change to F1 2014 will be the expanded Scenario mode. Codemasters said that they have refined the career mode options although they did not specify any details about the changes.

Like last year, the release of F1 2014 will come on October 17th, which is a month earlier than the end of F1?s season.

On the bright side, the developers revealed that they are also currently working on the F1 2015. This time, the game will support next-gen consoles Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the PC. Not many details were revealed by Codemasters except that the game will be released before the start of next year?s Formula One season. This means that the game will most likely be launched in the first quarter of 2015.

Despite the changes, F1 2014 seems not to offer much to the fans. And considering that the game will be released towards the end of this year?s F1 season, many F1 fans may just skip F1 2014 and wait a few more months for the next-gen version F1 2015, which will most likely receive major improvements.

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