Codemasters latest F1 game and its first on the new consoles (Xbox One, PlayStation 4) is only about a month and a half away from its June release but new tidbits are still making their way out to the interwebs. In the latest release Codemasters has revealed the official box art for F1 2015 and it features 2014 F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton. Joining Lewis on the cover is four time champion Sebastian Vettel, two time champion Fernando Alonso, Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Riccardo, and F1 mainstay Felipe Massa. Noticeably missing from the box is Lewis’ main rival Nico Rosberg or “Mr Personality” AKA Kimi Raikkonen.
You might be asking yourself why this box art is newsworthy. Well the main answer to that is the fact that there are actual drivers on the box this time. This is something uncommon to the Codemasters F1 series. Nearly every Codemasters F1 game so far has featured a non-descript driver and car on the cover. Whether this was done to make it easier for players to imagine themselves in the role of an F1 driver or if it was simply because of legal stuff is unknown. Before now F1 2012 was the only game that featured any kind of actual F1 likeness and even then no driver’s faces were actually seen, just their cars.
So, not only is this box the first ever in the Codemasters F1 series to feature actual driver faces but its also only the second box to show actual cars with their liveries. Personally, I like this route better than the stig-ish look of the other boxes. Hopefully this trend continues! Oh, one more thing. Codemasters also released some new tasty screen shots for you to enjoy. Check them out along with the new box art by clicking on the thumbnails below.
What do you think about the F1 2015 box art? Do you like the fact that they are using real drivers on the cover? Or do you prefer the “driver with no name” route from before? Let us know in the comments or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype