Although this might not come as a shock, we glad to tell you that Codemasters' Formula 1 series continues with F1 2015. A press release from distributor Bandai Namco states that the game will arrive on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as early as June 12.
F1 2015 comes fully packed with a new game engine, new championship season, new pro season modes and a new "broadcast presentation".
Game director Paul Jeal with Codemasters Birmingham had the following comment on the announcement:
"F1 2015 marks an exciting new chapter for Codemasters and Formula One; it's a shift in direction for the game series, on new formats and our brand new game engine, with the game set to be released earlier in the season, launching this June.
The handling is a vast improvement from our previous games. In particular our new tyre model is a superb step forward towards realism, letting you explore where the limit is and allowing you to instantly feel much more connected with the car. You can now experience the changes in grip caused by temperature changes, wear, car set-up, debris and weather conditions. Our improved vehicle dynamics much more accurately convey the difference in performance and the feel between mechanical and aerodynamic grip. The new Force Feedback system adds to the feeling of connection with the car and track surface. The more natural and realistic nature of the game physics also serves to ensure that the racing experience is more accessible, enjoyable and rewarding for players of all skill levels.
With the second race of the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship this weekend in Malaysia, the team is busy modelling the new 2015 cars and drivers in readiness for the game's summer launch. You can see a tease of our first signed off 2015 content in our debut screenshots, as well as an early glimpse of the Mexican circuit. In addition to the 2015 season, we are also delighted to be able to offer the 2014 season as a bonus selectable season*. Even this far out from our games release they truly show the power of our new game engine."