Hype Video: New F1 2015 Trailer Lists New Game Modes And Shows Off Beautiful Capabilities Of New Game Engine

Posted on 07.02.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Codemasters F1 2015 is coming out soon and we are definitely excited for it.  We had a taste of it at E3 2015 last month and while it was just a short experience we enjoyed it.  Now, it is obviously still possible that once the full game comes out there may be a pile of things we hate about it.  But, that seems unlikely at this point.  Today, just before the British Grand Prix weekend Codemasters has released a new trailer which lists off some of F1 2015’s game modes and features as well as demonstrates the kind of imagery their new game engine can muster.  They also released some in-game Silverstone screen shots as well.  Check out the trailer and the screen shot gallery below!

F1 2015 “Features” Trailer:

F1 2015 Silverstone Gallery:

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E3 2015: We Play Codemasters F1 2015! We Suck At It But It Was Still Pretty Sweet!

Posted on 06.22.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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I got to play plenty of racing games at E3 this year but the game I was really looking forward to getting my hands on was the new F1 game from Codemasters.  F1 2015 is the first Codemasters F1 game on the new crop of gaming consoles (PlayStation 4, Xbox One).  Not to say that the previous F1 games haven’t been awesome but I always knew that if they had a more powerful console at their disposal the team could really create something cool.  So, how is it looking so far?  Check out my gameplay impression as well as a quick interview with Mr. Lee Mather who is the Principal Game designer for F1 2015.  You can also click the thumbnails for HD screen shots!

Gameplay impression:

Dev Interview:

Screen shots:

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F1 Hype: Austrian Grand Prix Quick Result (Video)

Posted on 06.22.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Did you miss the F1 race while you were hanging out with your dad for Father’s Day?  No worries, we got you covered.  Simply scroll below for the official results of the Austrian Grand Prix along with a two part-race re-cap by Will Buxton.

WARNING SPOILERS BELOW!!!

 

2015 Austrian GP Results:

1st: Nico Rosberg
2nd: Lewis Hamilton
3rd: Felipe Massa

2015 Formula One Top 5 Points Standings:

1st: Lewis Hamilton 169 points
2nd: Nico Rosberg 159 points
3rd: Sebastian Vettel 120 points
4th: Kimi Raikkonen 72 points
5th: Valtteri Bottas 62 points

Will Buxton Recap Part 1

Will Buxton Recap Part 2

[Photo: Sutton Motorsport Images]

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Hype News: Memorial Day Motorsport Round Up Results (Video)

Posted on 05.26.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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There is a very good chance that during the holiday weekend in-between honoring our fallen heroes and throwing another delicious edible on the grill you may have forgotten that Memorial Day weekend is also the biggest motorsport weekend of the year with the Monaco Grand Prix, The Indy 500, and the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 (if you’re into that kind of thing, which we aren’t so that’ll be the last NASCAR mention in this post) were all on the same day.  If this indeed did happen to you then no worries, we’ll give you the quick info right here in this post.

Fair warning: this post is only for those who want just the results from the Indy 500 and the Monaco Grand Prix.  If you plan on watching those events later then RUN! Run away now!

SPOILERS BELOW

Formula One Monaco Grand Prix Results:

1st: Nico Rosberg
2nd: Sebastian Vettel
3rd: Lewis Hamilton

Monaco Grand Prix Recap:

Indy Car Series Indianapolis 500 Results:

1st: Juan Pablo Montoya
2nd: Will Power
3rd: Charlie Kimball

Indy 500 Highlights:

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F1 Hype: Spanish Grand Prix Quick Results (Video)

Posted on 05.11.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Miss out on the Spanish Grand Prix this weekend?  No worries we got you covered!  Just scroll below for the official podium results and below that you can check out a race re-cap from the guys at NBC Sports.  It was a pretty crazy race that shook up the points as you’ll see.

WARNING SPOILERS BELOW!!

Spanish Grand Prix Results:

1st: Nico Rosberg
2nd: Lewis Hamilton
3rd: Sebastian Vettel

2015 Driver Standings:

1st: Lewis Hamilton – 111 points
2nd: Nico Rosberg – 91 points
3rd: Sebastian Vettel – 80 points
4th: Kimi Raikkonen – 51 points
5th: Valtteri Bottas – 42 points

Spanish Grand Prix Race Re-Cap:

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Video Game Hype: Lewis Hamilton Is Front And Center On Codemasters F1 2015 Box Art.

Posted on 04.29.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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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.

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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 

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F1 Hype: Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Quick Result (With Video)

Posted on 04.20.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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OK, this time I’m not going to jab you about missing the F1 race, because I missed it too!  Although that is mostly because I was busy covering the Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach in my own backyard (more on that to come!).  Anyhow if you just need to know who won and want to see a few highlights (courtesy of NBC Sports) then scroll below!

SPOILERS BELOW!!

Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix Results:

1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Kimi Raikkonen
3rd: Nico Rosberg

Race Highlights:

2015 Driver Points Standings thus far:

1st: Lewis Hamilton (93 pts)
2nd: Nico Rosberg (66 pts)
3rd: Sebastian Vettel (65 pts)
4th: Kimi Raikkonen (44 pts)
5th: Felipe Massa (31 pts)

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F1 Hype: Chinese Grand Prix Quick Result (Video)

Posted on 04.13.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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There was a lot of racing action this weekend with Formula Drift, Indy Car, and of course Formula 1 so you could hardly be blamed if you may have missed something.  However, I am going to blame you any way.  You can’t see it but I am pointing my finger at you in an accusatory fashion…  Anyway, if you just need the results and a quick race wrap up then scroll below.

WARNING SPOILERS BELOW!!

Formula 1 Chinese Grand Prix Results:

1st: Lewis Hamilton
2nd: Nico Rosberg
3rd: Sebastian Vettel

Race highlights:

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F1 Hype: Malaysian Grand Prix Quick Result (Video)

Posted on 03.30.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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The second race of the F1 2015 season is officially in the books and those books will record it as one heck of an event!  There were a few surprises and a few incidents that, well weren’t really so surprising when given some thought.  So how did it all shake out?  Scroll below for official results and for a quick recap video of the race.

SPOILERS BELOW!!

Malaysian Grand Prix Results:

1st: Sebastian Vettel
2nd: Lewis Hamilton
3rd: Nico Rosberg

Race Recap:

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Video Game Hype: Codemasters Announces F1 2015 Is Coming To Xbox One, PS4, & PC In June 2015

Posted on 03.26.15 | Andrew Beckford No Comments

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Formula One racing is finally coming to the “current gen” consoles!  Codemasters has just announced that the next installment of their F1 racing series, F1 2015 is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in June 2015 AKA this summer.  Normally Codemasters’ F1 games release towards the end of the season but this time they are doing things differently by releasing the game earlier and adding to it via DLC over the course of the season.

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They have also announced that F1 2015 will use an entirely new game engine which promises more realistic physics which they say will vastly improve the handling model over previous games.  In addition to the physics upgrade players can also expect to see a brand new “broadcast presentation” visual style which could add to the realism of the game.  One of the biggest changes is the addition of voice controls which allow players to communicate to their race engineer to get data.  The Xbox One version will use Kinect 2.0 for this function and the PlayStation 4 version will use the PlayStation camera.

All that stuff is awesome and I am looking forward to it, but my biggest hope for F1 2015 is that they make the cars sound better.  That was my one complaint from their F1 2014 game.  I know the cars don’t sound as good in real life anymore but I think this is one area where it might be ok to fake it a bit eh, Codemasters?  Anyhow, if we’re lucky I’ll get a chance to review the game before its released this summer so I can give you my take on it.  In the meantime you can check out the first screenshots (which include a glimpse of the Mexican Circuit) by clicking the thumbnails and get more info by reading the official press release below.

Press Release:

F1TM 2015 TO DEBUT ON PLAYSTATION 4, XBOX ONE AND PC THIS JUNE

FEATURES A CUTTING EDGE HANDLING SYSTEM POWERED BY AN ALL-NEW GAME ENGINE, NEW CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON AND PRO SEASON MODES, COMPLETE WITH A NEW ‘BROADCAST PRESENTATION’ STYLE 

SAN JOSE, Calif., (March 26, 2015) – Codemasters® today announced that F1 2015, the official video game of the 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, will release in June 2015 and will be distributed by BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. in the Americas. Arriving much earlier in the FORMULA ONE™ season than before, this will mark the award-winning series’ debut on PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. The title will also be available for Windows PC through STEAM.

F1 2015 is set to take gamers closer to the real-world experience of racing in the world’s most glamorous, exciting and prestigious motorsport thanks to a brand new version of Codemasters’ proprietary EGO game engine. In addition to spectacular visual fidelity, F1 2015 offers a significant step forward in the physics-based handling model of the game, which is designed to be inclusive for both seasoned players and those new to the series. The handling model offers enhancements and additions in over 20 areas, including engine and transmission, aerodynamics, fuel tank, force feedback, suspension and most notably a brand new tire physics model, to recreate the breathtaking handling characteristics of the world’s fastest and most responsive racing cars.

F1 2015 will deliver a truly immersive experience thanks to an all-new ‘broadcast presentation’ style that recreates the unique race day atmosphere of a GRAND PRIX™, complete with podium and grid sequences. Using voice recognition technology available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, players can become immersed in the cockpit, engaging with their race engineer through in-game voice commands with Kinect for Xbox One and the PlayStation®Camera or compatible headsets and microphones for PlayStation 4. Players will compete as their favorite FORMULA ONE star in the all-new Championship Season and push themselves to the limit in the challenging Pro Season mode.

Look forward to one of the most hotly anticipated seasons of recent times, including the return of the Mexico Grand Prix for the first time in over 20 years, in the 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, as well as a fully playable 2014 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ season, available to players as bonus game content.

“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,” commented Paul Jeal, Game Director, Codemasters.

“The handling is a vast improvement from our previous games. In particular our new tire 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. ”

Follow Codemasters F1 games blog and social channels on Twitter and Facebook for future updates. F1 2015 will be published by Codemasters and distributed by BANDAI NAMCO Games in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Russia, Australia and New Zealand.

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