Codemasters have released the Kinect 2-supported F1 2015, the latest game in their F1 racing simulation franchise, for Xbox One worldwide today along with a launch trailer which you can watch above. The Kinect 2 support is for voice commands which you can use to talk to the in-game race engineer.
There are more details in the following press releases and another gameplay trailer that briefly showcases a few of F1 2015’s features, although unfortunately not the voice commands feature:
RACE LIKE A CHAMPION AS F1 2015 ACCELERATES INTO STORES TODAY
STUNNING NEW GAME ENGINE AND ‘BROADCAST PRESENTATION’ VISUALS CAPTURED IN LAUNCH VIDEO NOW PLAYING AT WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/FORMULA1GAME
Friday 10th July 2015 – Codemasters® today announced the launch of F1 2015, the official videogame of the 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, racing into stores throughout EMEA territories from today, distributed by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. Arriving earlier in the season than previous Codemasters FORMULA ONE™ releases, the launch of F1 2015 marks the award-winning series’ debut on PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. The game is also available for Windows PC.
F1 2015 delivers 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 introductory grid sequences, new motion-captured pit stops by a real world pit crew, and the iconic podium celebrations. 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 compete as their favourite FORMULA ONE star in the all-new Championship Season and push themselves to the limit in the challenging Pro Season mode. The game also features fully playable 2014 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ bonus content.
To celebrate the game’s launch, Codemasters have released a new F1 2015 launch trailer that showcases how F1 2015 takes players 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 tyre physics model, to recreate the breathtaking handling characteristics of the world’s fastest and most responsive racing cars.
F1 2015 is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC and is rated PEGI 3+ with a content indicator for ‘online gameplay’.
Gamers can see the launch trailer now playing http://youtu.be/KlFO0A1qIHw. Follow Codemasters F1 games blog and social channels on Twitter and Facebook for future updates. F1 2015 is published by Codemasters and distributed by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Russia, Australia and New Zealand.
F1 2015 Features Trailer
F1 2015 ‘FEATURES’ GAMEPLAY TRAILER UNLEASHED
RACE LIKE A CHAMPION AHEAD OF THE 2015 FORMULA ONE BRITISH GRAND PRIX
Thursday 2nd July 2015 2pm UK time – Codemasters® today released the ‘Features’ gameplay trailer for F1 2015, the official videogame of the 2015 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. The game will be released on July 10th 2015 and is being distributed by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe in EMEA territories. This will mark the award-winning series’ debut on PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. The game will also be available for Windows PC.
As shown in all its glory in the new trailer, the all-new Championship Season is the central game mode in F1 2015, which promises to deliver the most immersive F1 experience yet, thanks to an all-new ‘broadcast presentation’ style that recreates the unique race day atmosphere of a GRAND PRIX™. Brand new session intro sequences reflect the spectacle of the sport, along with the build up and excitement of each race, as well as the championship season narrative as it unfolds for the player.
“Our new Championship Season and Pro Season modes deliver a much more engaging and fluid FORMULA ONE™ championship experience than ever before”, commented Lee Mather, Principal Games Designer, Codemasters.
“The race weekend is more than just the in-car and on track experience. Observing your driver working with his team during practice and qualifying and listening to the new commentary that sets the scene for the race and season standings is now present for the gamer. Then seeing the busy grid before a race, with all the flavour and character of it, into the race itself, the new television style cameras and replays, and finally the iconic podium celebrations all add to that race experience. The immersion is further enhanced with the voice recognition technology available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles, allowing players to engage 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.”
“For those gamers who want the ultimate challenge, then the new Pro Season mode, which ramps up all the settings to the most realistic possible, is really for them”, added Mather. “Full 100% race distances, full practice and qualifying sessions, the most competitive A.I. settings, no flashbacks with which to correct mistakes, all locked into cockpit view with minimal HUD assistance…Pro Season will truly separate the weekend drivers from the experts!”
With the 2015 FORMULA 1 BRITISH GRAND PRIX this coming weekend at the iconic Silverstone circuit, this year’s FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP is already proving to be one of the most exciting seasons in many years, with further anticipation around the return of Mexico for the first time in two decades. In addition to a fully playable 2015 season, gamers will be able to play the full 2014 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP season as bonus content. Additional content updates will deliver the full season liveries, enhanced performance data and the Manor Marussia F1 team, who did not attend the pre-season tests.
Gamers can see the ‘Features’ trailer now playing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjVmodaEOO8
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 Entertainment in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Russia, Australia and New Zealand.
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