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F1 2015 |OT| Bernie says "Think before you buy.”

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- Xbox One (21.5 GB)
- PlayStation 4 (19.3 GB)
- PC DVD (TBD)
- Steam (TBD)​


- Italy: July 9th, 2015
- UK & Europe July 10th, 2015
- North America July 21st, 2015
- Brazil: July 24th, 2015​



Codemasters http://www.codemasters.com/



Codemasters Birmingham http://blog.codemasters.com/tag/birmingham/



F1 2015 is a racing game based on the 2015 Formula One season developed and published by Codemasters. It is the seventh Formula One game produced by the studio. It is due to be released on July 10, 2015, and will feature the team and driver line-ups from the 2015 season, including the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez.

It will also feature all the drivers, cars and circuits from the 2014 season as bonus content. It is the first title developed by Codemasters to be released for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

The game will run on an all-new version of the EGO game engine, providing a large number of improvements to the game's physics models. It will feature an all-new "Pro Season" mode that is said to be more challenging than the normal gameplay because there would be no HUD and no assist, which includes traction and transmission, with the hardest level possible.

The game will also be compatible with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One's voice recognition software, allowing players to talk to their race engineers during the race and ask for race information, weather updates, and tyre status, and even request a change of tyres or wing.




Race like a champion in F1 2015 - get closer than ever before to the experience of racing in the world’s most glamorous, exciting and prestigious motorsport. F1 2015 puts you in the heart of the action with a stunning new game engine that recreates the blisteringly fast and highly responsive racing cars of Formula One and features all-new ‘broadcast presentation’ that immerses you in the unique race day atmosphere.

F1 2015 is the official game for the 2015 FIA Formula One World Championship and also features fully playable 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship bonus content. Compete as your favourite FORMULA ONE star in the new Championship Season and push yourself to the limit in the challenging Pro Season mode. Hone your skills in the new Online Practice Session, and then challenge your friends and racing rivals from across the world in Online Multiplayer.



- Championship Season Mode
- Pro Season Mode
- Quick Race
- Online Practice Sessions
- Online Multiplayer



A Stunning New Game Engine
A brand new game engine, built from the ground up for the latest consoles and PCs allows players to experience Formula 1 in unprecedented detail.​

The Most Relevant Formula 1 Game Yet
An earlier release in the racing calendar and with free digital updates set to keep the game up to date with the sport during the season, F1 2015 brings fans the most relevant Formula 1 game ever.​

The Most Inclusive F1 Racing Experience Ever
Featuring a naturally authentic purely physics-based handling model with enhancements and additions in over 20 areas, F1 2015 is designed to be player inclusive for both seasoned players and those new to the series.​

New Game Modes
Immerse yourself in the new Championship Season, test yourself to the limits in Pro Season or use the new Online Practice Session to hone your skills before taking on rivals across the world in Online Multiplayer.​

Bonus Content
Look back at last year’s exciting season and enjoy a fully playable 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship as bonus game content.​



- Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
- Infiniti Red Bull Racing
- Williams Martini Racing
- Scuderia Ferrari
- McLaren Honda
- Sahara Force India F1 Team
- Scuderia Toro Rosso
- Lotus F1 Team
- Sauber F1 Team
- Manor Marussia F1 Team​



- Infiniti Red Bull Racing
- Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
- Scuderia Ferrari
- Lotus F1 Team
- McLaren Mercedes
- Sahara Force India F1 Team
- Sauber F1 Team
- Scuderia Toro Rosso
- Williams Martini Racing
- Marussia F1 Team
- Caterham F1 Team​



- Australia
- Malaysia
- China
- Bahrain
- Spain
- Monaco
- Canada
- Austria
- Britain
- Hungary
- Belgium
- Italy
- Singapore
- Japan
- Russia
- USA
- Mexico
- Brazil
- Abu Dhabi



- Australia
- Malaysia
- Bahrain
- China
- Spain
- Monaco
- Canada
- Austria
- Britain
- Germany
- Hungary
- Belgium
- Italy
- Singapore
- Japan
- Russia
- USA
- Brazil
- Abu Dhabi​


















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Pre-order F1 2015 today to receive an exclusive Metal Case and Circuit Guide alongside your copy of the game. All versions of F1 2015 will feature the same content including the 2015 FFIA Formula One World Championship season and, as bonus game content, the fully playable 2014 FIA Formula One World Championship season.

The 2015 content on disc at launch will be based on the winter test/pre-season liveries as revealed by the teams before the season started. As the season progresses Codemasters will continue to deliver content based on the full season liveries and enhanced performance data.





UK
GAME - http://www.game.co.uk/en/games/f1-2015/f1-2015/?cm_mmc=Namco-_-F1-2015-_-NamcoWebsite-_-Category
AMAZON - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Namco-Bandai-1064146-2015-PS4/dp/B00V9KW260/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1430130305&sr=1-1&keywords=f1+2015
TESCO - http://www.tesco.com/direct/f1-2015-ps4/261-3770.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=261-3770
CODE MASTERS DIGITAL STORE - https://store.codemasters.com/uk/product/284446/f1-2015?trackid=4
GRAINGER GAMES - http://www.graingergames.co.uk/search?k=f1 2015
PLAYSTATION NETWORK - https://store.playstation.com/#!/games/f1-2015/cid=EP4001-CUSA00013_00-F12015PREORDBUND?&smcid=pdc:gb-en:pdc-games-detail-f1-2015-ps4:leadproductinfo-pre-order-download:f1-2015:ep4001-cusa00013_00-f12015preordbund
XBOX LIVE - https://store.xbox.com/en-GB/Xbox-One/Games/F1-2015/b53071b1-37d0-4256-abb4-fa01782af449

US
GAMESTOP - http://www.gamestop.com/browse?nav=16k-3-f1+2015,28zu0
AMAZON - http://www.amazon.com/F1-2015-Formula-One-PlayStation-4/dp/B00VBZVFW0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1432306820&sr=8-1&keywords=f1+2015
BEST BUY - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchpage.jsp?st=f1+2015&_dyncharset=UTF-8&id=pcat17071&type=page&sc=Global&cp=1&nrp=15&sp=&qp=&list=n&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&keys=keys
WALMART - http://www.walmart.com/ip/F1-2015-PS4/44662944
TARGET - http://www.target.com/p/f1-2015-playstation-4/-/A-17425432#prodSlot=medium_1_1&term=f1+2015+ps4
PLAYSTATION NETWORK - https://store.playstation.com/#!/games/f1-2015/cid=EP4001-CUSA00013_00-F12015PREORDBUND?&smcid=pdc:gb-en:pdc-games-detail-f1-2015-ps4:leadproductinfo-pre-order-download:f1-2015:ep4001-cusa00013_00-f12015preordbund
XBOX LIVE - https://store.xbox.com/Xbox-One/Games/F1-2015/b53071b1-37d0-4256-abb4-fa01782af449

CANADA
EB GAMES - https://www.ebgames.ca/SearchResult/QuickSearch?q=f1+2015
BEST BUY - http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/namco-f1-2015-playstation-4-12034/10370186.aspx?path=ff7ec356c8c5a1988ec7005f32b48c81en02
WALMART - http://www.walmart.ca/search/f1 2015
PLAYSTATION NETWORK - https://store.playstation.com/#!/games/f1-2015/cid=EP4001-CUSA00013_00-F12015PREORDBUND?&smcid=pdc:gb-en:pdc-games-detail-f1-2015-ps4:leadproductinfo-pre-order-download:f1-2015:ep4001-cusa00013_00-f12015preordbund
XBOX LIVE - https://store.xbox.com/Xbox-One/Games/F1-2015/b53071b1-37d0-4256-abb4-fa01782af449

AUSTRALIA
EB GAMES - https://www.ebgames.com.au/any/racing?q=F1 2015
JB HIFI - https://www.jbhifi.com.au/Search/results/?keywords=f1 2015&p=1&s=rel&sd=1&fc=brand::ATARI&mf=brand&fm=false
PLAYSTATION NETWORK - https://store.playstation.com/#!/games/f1-2015/cid=EP4001-CUSA00013_00-F12015PREORDBUND?&smcid=pdc:gb-en:pdc-games-detail-f1-2015-ps4:leadproductinfo-pre-order-download:f1-2015:ep4001-cusa00013_00-f12015preordbund
XBOX LIVE - https://store.xbox.com/Xbox-One/Games/F1-2015/b53071b1-37d0-4256-abb4-fa01782af449



http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2015/07/09/the-road-to-review-getting-behind-the-wheel-of-f1-2015/
http://www.trustedreviews.com/f1-2015-review
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2015-04-16-f1-2015-injects-a-little-more-drama-into-codemasters-series
http://www.redbull.com/uk/en/games/stories/1331717187999/f1-2015-preview-the-perfect-formula
http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/133570-f1-2015-preview-speed-meets-sumptuous-graphics-in-formula-one-s-first-new-gen-season
http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/F1-2015-Preview
http://www.formula1.com/content/fom-website/en/latest/features/2015/5/f1-2015---ten-reasons-for-gamers-to-get-excited.html
http://www.evo.co.uk/features/15771/f1-2015-preview-a-first-look-at-the-next-gen-racing-game



http://www.gamesradar.com/f1-2015-review/
http://www.topgear.com/car-news/gaming/gaming-f1-2015-review
http://www.4players.de/4players.php/dispbericht/XboxOne/Test/35962/81162/0/F1_2015.html
http://www.hobbyconsolas.com/reviews/analisis-f1-2015-para-ps4-xbox-one-pc-121568
http://www.meristation.com/playstation-4/f1-2015/analisis-juego/2051706
http://www.videogamer.com/reviews/f1_2015_review.html
http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/10/f1-2015-review-another-pit-stop-5288749/



- Q:What resolution will this run on for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4?
- A:The game seems to run at resolution of 1440x1080 on Xbox One and 1920x1080 on PlayStation 4.​

- Q:What frame-rate will this be?
- A: It’s been said to be at 60 FPS but may lower depending on the track and weather conditions.​

- Q: Do we have any visual comparisons between the console versions?
- A: Look below for comparisons by Digital Foundry. Also a performance analysis can be found here: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2015-f1-2015-performance-analysis

-Q: Is there any comparisons for frame-rate?
- A: Yup check out these 2 videos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL1s5hXMY0I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eN6yM2CYnI





Minimum Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 64 bit or Windows 8 64 bit
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad @ 3.0GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 @ 3.2GHz
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Graphics: Intel Iris Graphics or AMD HD5870 or NVIDIA GTX460
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
- Sound Card: DirectX Compatible soundcard​

Recommended Requirements
- OS: Windows 7 64 bit or Windows 8 64 bit
- Processor: Intel Core i5 3570 or AMD FX 6300
- Memory: 8 GB RAM
- Graphics: Intel Iris Pro or AMD R9 290 /Nvidia GTX970
- Network: Broadband Internet connection
- Hard Drive: 20 GB available space
- Sound Card: Direct X compatible soundcard​



PlayStation 4
- PS4 Controller
- Fanatec ClubSportWheel v1
- Fanatec ClubSportWheel v2
- Fanatec CSR Elite
- Fanatec CSR
- Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2
- Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS2
- Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
- Logitech G29 Racing Wheel
- Thrustmaster T100
- Thrustmaster T300 – F1 rim
- Thrustmaster T300 – Ferrari GTE rim
- Thrustmaster T300 – PS rim
- Thrustmaster T300 – TM Leather 28 GT
- Thrustmaster T500 – F1 rim
- Thrustmaster T500 – Ferrari GTE rim
- Thrustmaster T500 – GT rim
- Thrustmaster T500 – TM Leather 28 GT
- Thrustmaster T80​

Xbox One
- Xbox One Controller
- Fanatec ClubSportWheel v2 with Xbox wheel rim
- Fanatec ClubSportWheel v1 with Xbox wheel rim
- MadCatz Pro Racing
- Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider Racing
- Thrustmaster TX – F1 rim
- Thrustmaster TX – Ferrari 458 rim
- Thrustmaster TX – Ferrari GTE rim
- Thrustmaster TX – TM Leather 28 GT​

PC
- D-Box
- Fanatec ClubSport Pedals
- Fanatec ClubSportWheel v1
- Fanatec ClubSportWheel v2 (F1 rim)
- Fanatec CSR Elite
- Fanatec LEDs
- Fanatec Porsche 911 Carrera
- Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2
- Fanatec Porsche 911 GT3 RS2
- Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo S
- Keyboard
- Logitech Driving Force GT
- Logitech Driving Force Pro
- Logitech Formula Force EX/RX
- Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
- Logitech G27 Racing Wheel
- Logitech G29 Racing Wheel
- Logitech MOMO Racing Force (Racing)
- Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience
- Thrustmaster Ferrari GT F430 Wireless Cockpit
- Thrustmaster RGT Force Feedback Clutch Edition
- Thrustmaster T100
- Thrustmaster T300 – F1 rim
- Thrustmaster T300 – Ferrari GTE rim
- Thrustmaster T300 – PS rim
- Thrustmaster T300 – TM Leather 28 GT
- Thrustmaster T500 – F1 rim
- Thrustmaster T500 – Ferrari GTE rim
- Thrustmaster T500 – GT rim
- Thrustmaster T500 – TM Leather 28 GT
- Thrustmaster TX – F1 rim
- Thrustmaster TX – Ferrari 458 rim
- Thrustmaster TX – Ferrari GTE rim
- Thrustmaster TX – TM Leather 28 GT
- Thrustmaster Universal Challenge 5-in-1 Racing Wheel
- Xbox 360 Pad for Windows
- Xbox One Controller​










#forzajules ribbon.

 

JamboGT

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My copy got held up in France during the strike at Calais apparently so will probably be monday I get to give it a go, should be interesting.
 

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Great OT! Preordered it today as it will only arrive in Brazil by the end of the month.
 

RoKKeR

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Knowing me I'm going to cave day one. Need my F1 fix.

Question: If I'm im the U.S. can I change my Xbox store to get the game early?
 

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From the Gamesradar review:
No career mode. No season challenge. No rival system. No online co-op. No champions mode. No classic content. No split screen. No functional safety car. No motorhome. No paddock. No TV interviews... The list goes on.
Yikes. Seems like it's a rather barebones release compared to the previous games. What's there though sounds promising, every preview/review I read and video I watched people mention it handles much better than F1 2014. Hopefully it can serve as the basis for future, more feature-rich F1 games.
 

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Knowing me I'm going to cave day one. Need my F1 fix.

Question: If I'm im the U.S. can I change my Xbox store to get the game early?
Sadly that wont work. Your best bet would be to buy from the Singapore store. Cheapest and available to play now.
 

ElTorro

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Yikes. Seems like it's a rather barebones release compared to the previous games. What's there though sounds promising, every preview/review I read and video I watched people mention it handles much better than F1 2014. Hopefully it can serve as the basis for future, more feature-rich F1 games.
The story is the same as with other annual sports franchises when they made the jump to next-gen. Their limited resources were spent on building a new engine. There was apparently not much left for porting all features.

I hope that the core driving is good. 60fps is a good start, even if the graphics are not really spectacular and show some tearing. I hope that the game doesn't dip too much in more demanding settings like Monaco in the rain.
 

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Will be my first F1 game so the missing features don't really matter to me. Just looking forward to the sim mode (or whatever it's called) and to play online.
 

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That title tho. Amazing.

Great OT! Just had my first few laps and honestly, I'm impressed with the handling. I'll add more impressions later.

Using a Thrustmaster TX with TM Leather 28 GT wheel and T3PA pedals on Xbox One btw.
 

ElTorro

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How accurately do they simulate Renault engines?
Not time for such features. If you want to simulate that yourself, just throw a dice, and if you roll a 1 or a 2 pour a glass of water into your gaming system of choice.
 

ElTorro

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Renting this one, no way am I paying full price for a half featured game
I fully understand that. I wasn't sure about the purchase myself. At the same time I am thinking to myself that unless I support a franchise that is somewhat niche and plagued by licensing costs, it might get killed off or moved to a developer with even less resources.
 

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Can't play the PC version. It just crashes as long as my Driving Force GT is plugged... (and I haven't been able to see if the game has the day 1 patch).
 

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Nice OT.

Should receive my PS4 copy tomorrow. Despite the lack of content as long as the gameplay and AI are good I won't care much at all. 90% of my time spent on F1 2010-2013 was on quick races anyway.
 

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Hamilton's hair doesn't work. And where's Rossberg, didn't he finish runner up to the World Championship and was part of the winning manufacturer's championship?
 

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From the Gamesradar review:


Yikes. Seems like it's a rather barebones release compared to the previous games. What's there though sounds promising, every preview/review I read and video I watched people mention it handles much better than F1 2014. Hopefully it can serve as the basis for future, more feature-rich F1 games.
Yeah, "yikes" indeed. What's more staggering is that Codies are proving themselves solid devs by what they've put out already in Dirt Rally. But we should've known better... they've been cutting features from the games since they followed up 2010.

Was hoping this was going to turn the series around, too.

I fully understand that. I wasn't sure about the purchase myself. At the same time I am thinking to myself that unless I support a franchise that is somewhat niche and plagued by licensing costs, it might get killed off or moved to a developer with even less resources.
But if you support the franchise staying with Codemasters, you're contributing to some other dev missing out on the opportunity of creating a solid game. At least they'd show Codies a thing or two.

If only Activision had picked up the license so many years ago and given it to Bizarre to develop :(
 

Fox Mulder

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From the Gamesradar review:


Yikes. Seems like it's a rather barebones release compared to the previous games. What's there though sounds promising, every preview/review I read and video I watched people mention it handles much better than F1 2014. Hopefully it can serve as the basis for future, more feature-rich F1 games.
losing features sucks, but it frequently happens when a licensed sports game jumps to a new generation. They have to pay for a license and release a product each year, this happens even with a larger developer like EA. 2016 will presumably be more packed as they can just add to this foundation.

If the racing is good, then I can live with that. Pcars has horrible issues but can be tolerated. Codemasters has also added some neat things people have been asking to be included for years.

But if you support the franchise staying with Codemasters, you're contributing to some other dev missing out on the opportunity of creating a solid game. At least they'd show Codies a thing or two.

If only Activision had picked up the license so many years ago and given it to Bizarre to develop :(
I wonder who people want to pick up the license if not Codemasters. Sony let it go because Bernie wanted like $15 million a year for it, who knows if codemasters is paying more than that now.
 

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I applaude some of the effects going on here, that DHL sign has a rather realistic reflection going on and just feels right, some of the more gentle lighting in areas also helps the visuals.
 

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God, that patch hasn't finished downloading yet. PSN seems to be ridiculously slow today again.
 

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I really don't want to buy this new with all of the missing features, but $48 with GCU and a $5 credit may sway me. Not like I can get it cheaper until at least black friday.
 

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Its a rather beautiful sight at Singapore. Also some shots from Monza.
Unbeknownst to most here, the above screenshot is actually an animated .gif. It's just simulating the reliability of the Renault PU.

I wonder who people want to pick up the license if not Codemasters. Sony let it go because Bernie wanted like $15 million a year for it, who knows if codemasters is paying more than that now.
Perhaps a platform-exclusive dev with big publisher backing (like from Sony or MS)? I know it's not ideal, but at least they'd have the funds to do it justice rather than just fart out another diluted, cut-back iteration of the same game they've been releasing for the last five years.

Realistically, I could only see a British studio tackle it. In the past that could've been Studio Liverpool, but now perhaps it could be Playground, Sumo, maybe even Lucid (as being largely staffed by ex-Bizarre crew)? Turn 10 maybe, but with MS intent on seeing FM games released every two years, it's doubtful they'd have the manpower.


Edit: I hope there's a skin update for the Williams livery, such a load of shit they can't use the Martini colours :/
 

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Unbeknownst to most here, the above screenshot is actually an animated .gif. It's just simulating the reliability of the Renault PU.


Perhaps a platform-exclusive dev with big publisher backing (like from Sony or MS)? I know it's not ideal, but at least they'd have the funds to do it justice rather than just fart out another diluted, cut-back iteration of the same game they've been releasing for the last five years.

Realistically, I could only see a British studio tackle it. In the past that could've been Studio Liverpool, but now perhaps it could be Playground, Sumo, maybe even Lucid (as being largely staffed by ex-Bizarre crew)? Turn 10 maybe, but with MS intent on seeing FM games released every two years, it's doubtful they'd have the manpower.


Edit: I hope there's a skin update for the Williams livery, such a load of shit they can't use the Martini colours :/
What if Sony could get it back and get Evolution to make the game?
 

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No career mode?! How could it not have a career mode? That's a pretty fucking critical feature.
 

Fox Mulder

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What if Sony could get it back and get Evolution to make the game?
Didn't driveclub have it's share of issues? Also, Sony gave up the license because it cost too much.


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I hope there's a skin update for the Williams livery, such a load of shit they can't use the Martini colours :/
It's an alcohol product. I don't see why they can't at least use the official livery Williams uses in the middle east.
 

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Installing now on my xb1. Disappointed about the lack of career mode but as long as the racing is good it should be a blast.
 

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Didn't driveclub have it's share of issues? Also, Sony gave up the license because it cost too much.
I thought Driveclub mostly suffered due to all the online stuff? most of EVO's other games have been pretty solid.
Not sure how much the F1 license would be now but with the market share, it could possibly be worth it depending on how many sales the PS4 version of F1 2015 gets.
 

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Sadly that wont work. Your best bet would be to buy from the Singapore store. Cheapest and available to play now.
So, I could switch my region to Singapore, buy from the store and then switch back to US and play? Or would I have to keep my system on Singapore.
 

Fox Mulder

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Watching some videos on aarava's YouTube channel, and the AI is racing competitively and putting up solid battles.

I thought Driveclub mostly suffered due to all the online stuff? most of EVO's other games have been pretty solid.
Not sure how much the F1 license would be now but with the market share, it could possibly be worth it depending on how many sales the PS4 version of F1 2015 gets.
I think it would be shitty for it to go console exclusive though. I have an xb1 and love having forza 6, pcars, horizon 2, and f1.
 

ElTorro

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Put some laps in in Melbourne with the DS4 controller (no assists except traction control on medium and ABS on). Feels pretty good! Compared to the last F1 game from Codemasters I played the car and the steerings feels heavier, which I like.

/edit: Some further observations.

- On the PS4 the graphics are serviceable.
- Framerate is stable in cockpit/TV pod view on the tracks I've tested so far. However, there is at times slight judder in chase cam view.
- There is mild tearing.
- AA is good. There is virtually no pixel shimmering. The employed AA solution seems to blur the image quite a bit. But that looks fine at high speeds.
- Tyres do indeed lock up under braking, but the smoke effect is very, very subtle. It's only really visible in chase cam view.
- The sound is great.
 
Put in about 3 hours on the XO version.

Rock solid framerate and it feels really nice to drive. Also, saw two AI cars retire (without me being the cause) in a 15-lap race, which is new given that in every other version, AI retirements have been a rarity.

That said, it was 2 retirements at a rain-sodden Melbourne, with full damage. Couldn't tell why they retired without watching a replay of the whole race, as it doesn't tell you anywhere. No overlays in replays either, so you kinda need to guess who you're watching. Despite the retirements, there was no safety car or yellow flags either. Realism.

Race director whines on CONSTANTLY unless you change a setting, but doesn't seem to be able to say "Maldonado has retired, his engine has blown" or anything like that. Crap like "Rosberg takes the lead" every two minutes when you're in 18th in a Manor is always handy though.

No career mode is absolutely unforgivable. The "Championship Season" mode allows you to pick any car at all and race it as a real F1 driver (you can't just create a driver.) This mode even comes with team instructions and expectations...but they absolutely 100% do not matter. Not even for achievements. I beat my first team expectation and got the only achievement relating to it, so now they're utterly pointless given that you can't be fired, can't be hired by better teams, and even if you were to get promoted to be the #1 driver for the team, it wouldn't matter as there's no R&D or long term plan.

You race the season, then it ends. Then you start a brand new one if you want.

Quite how Codemasters keeps screwing things up like this every...single...year...is beyond me. It isn't just the "new engine" either. Every version has SOME massive oversight. Previously, it's been the AI not needing to pit, or being able to lap faster on heavily worn tyres. Or it's been the lack of AI retirements. Or it's been the lack of a current-gen version.

Online play seems stable enough. Raced 6 short races of an 8 race online season, then my points for those six races suddenly got wiped for no reason, so I finished last in the standings. Oh, and when you race online you're referred to as your gamertag in all the menus and standings, but during the post-race, the commentator refers to you as the professional driver you're driving as. If two of you choose the same team, you're both considered to be the same driver. Watching two Lewis Hamiltons turn up on the podium in first and second place every other online race is going to be fun.

Tons of little things like that. Go into Time Trial...choose a track...get to the screen (which is still part of the menu system) that allows you to choose assists and stuff, and there's no "back" option. Only thing you can do is start the session or reboot your game. Entire game is really slapdash apart from when you're actually racing, when it's only minorly slapdash.

Still, Codemasters have confirmed that they won't be adding a career mode as DLC. They went as far as to say that it'll be in F1 2016.

Two days before F1 2015 launched.

Fuck 'em.
 

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Another thing, Williams F1 is missing the Martini logo and the red strips. What the hell... Legal issues with advertisement for booze?
 

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What if Sony could get it back and get Evolution to make the game?
I would not be unhappy if Evo did it. Clearly they know their racing games and have aesthetics down pat (compared to Codies, who can't seem to design a UI to save themselves).

I think it would be shitty for it to go console exclusive though. I have an xb1 and bought a wheel to use with forza 6, pcars, horizon 2, and f1.
Maybe, but I'd prefer a single-console version that doesn't hold back rather than one that has to be compromised (both in performance and development time) for it to be shoehorned onto multiple platforms. For example:


I get the feeling if they didn't have to release it across three platforms, more could've been added to the game. Or they could've just done what I'd suggested they do AGES AGO and skipped a season and released a fully fleshed out title a few months later.


Watching two Lewis Hamiltons turn up on the podium in first and second place every other online race is going to be fun.

Tons of little things like that. Go into Time Trial...choose a track...get to the screen (which is still part of the menu system) that allows you to choose assists and stuff, and there's no "back" option. Only thing you can do is start the session or reboot your game. Entire game is really slapdash apart from when you're actually racing, when it's only minorly slapdash.
Not surprised. I wish they would just concentrate on getting the basics right... do they not test these things?

Still, Codemasters have confirmed that they won't be adding a career mode as DLC. They went as far as to say that it'll be in F1 2016.

Two days before F1 2015 launched.

Fuck 'em.
Are you fucking serious? This should be added to the OP. Something along the lines of: "Career mode: See: F1 2016".
God, they do something right with Dirt Rally then they pull shit like that.
 

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Another thing, Williams F1 is missing the Martini logo and the red strips. What the hell... Legal issues with advertisement for booze?
Yup I'm sure. Just like they couldn't put cigarette ads back in the days.

Would probably require an alcohol rating with the ESRB/PEGI.