Codemasters and Bandai Namco are giving gamers the power of the legendary Formula 1 with F1 2015. As the first installment to feature the series' new game engine, it should be quite a best-seller, and this is what can be expected for the F1 2015 Game release date, cars, news, features, and trailer, as well as online free practice sessions for PS4 and the Xbox One.
The free online practice sessions refer to a feature of the player honing his or her skills before challenging friends and racing rivals from across the world in Online Multiplayer mode. According to Venture Capital Post, F1 2015 will run at 1080p on the PlayStation 4 and 900p on the Xbox One. Codemasters game designer Steven Embling stated a few days ago that "the team are optimizing right until the end and it's looking like we're going to hit that target". I think that we can safely assume that F1 2015 will be optimized for the PC as well, and I can't help but wonder how it would do on a 4K display.
Embling also said that the team is also making efforts on getting the authenticity of each car in the real F1 2015 for the F1 2015 game. The Latino Post reports that F1 2015 plans to give players a truly cinematic experience as there will be some new opening sequences, grid sequences, on-track celebrations, and even podium champagne, all voiced by Sky F1's commentators David Croft and Anthony Davidson. The principal game designer, Lee Mather, has stated that there are scripts and introductions to the race to make the gameplay even better, and this script has recordings of hundreds of thousands of lines to cover all permutations of result and events throughout the season.
The official F1 2015 blog from Codemasters has stated that "the new model delivers enhancements and additions in over 20 areas including engine and transmission, aero dynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension...creating a truly breathtaking and realistic representation of how these cars handle on the track".
There are even more challenges as even masters of the game are warned to prepare themselves for a set of incredibly enhanced driving skills of the game's new Artificial Intelligence, which is designed to think and act as a human opponent.
In addition to those features, there is also an inclusion of a career mode, and advanced subplots available for seasoned players. This option allows the players to pick their favorite character and go out into the races. High Def Digest reports that players will be able to play both the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship and, as a bonus, the 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship.
Ubergizmo also reported another feature of F1 2015. It will have voice integration with the PlayStation Camera and Kinect, as players will be given the ability to ask questions on the weather, the race itself, and request a tire change.
According to a separate article from the Venture Capital Post, there will be more to the new F1 2015 game then just scripted announcers and talking to the game. After all, players have come to race, and there have been improvements on that. Lee Mather has promised "something special" as the cars were reportedly customized to give players the "ultimate racing experience", complete with radio transmission and a new tire physics model.
All in all, it looks like F1 2015 will have a lot of great Grand Prix action, with a release date of July 10, 2015 in Europe and July 21st in North America on the Sony PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, as well as the PC.