Codies Weekly Update 01-08-14

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August 1, 2014

Wow so much going on this week at Codemasters it’s hard to know where to start… ok, that’s a lie we know exactly where to start so let’s get on with it!

Announcing F1 2014

Finally! News of F1 2014 hits the internet and we’re really pleased to announce this year’s game and also give you a little bit of info on the future of Codemasters Formula 1 games.

If you happened to miss any of yesterday’s news the first thing you should really do is take a read of our announcement blog post.

We’ve had a mountain of questions from you all so far and it’s been awesome watching everybody dissect the trailers and screenshots. We love reading your tweets, Facebook comments and forum posts so here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from yesterday.

“Why are you not making a next gen F1 game?”

We are making a next gen game! And most importantly we’re writing a brand new engine to go with it. The entire game experience is being re-engineered from the ground up and that’s why it wasn’t possible to release this year. Rest assured though, in addition to improvements in the physics, AI, and graphics, the game will launch much earlier in the Formula One season, and will then go onto receive a number of digital updates throughout the year! Read the full post here…   Read the full post here…

“Where is the red stripe on the Williams Martini Racing car?”

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Well… this was quite the topic of conversation yesterday on Twitter between a lot of fans and those who work in the sport. So here’s the thing…we would have loved to have featured the full race livery and we worked very hard with all of our partners & sign off parties to come up with a solution. Unfortunately due to circumstances outside of our control we’ve had to use a modified livery for the game, just like Williams Martini Racing have to when competing in countries that prohibit the advertising of alcohol. We’re continuing to explore ways to address this in future releases.

“Will the Classic Content return from F1 2013?”

Last year we featured classic content as the sport itself hadn’t changed a great deal and we wanted to offer a different experience alongside the main 2013 content. However, seeing as 2014 has seen masses of changes to the sport itself, which is providing a different F1 experience for this year’s game and the fact that we are also working on a new generation F1 game, we’ve had to take a break from classic content this year. Don’t despair though, classic content is something we’re still very interested in and will explore again later in the series.

“Will there be a new PC version when the next gen versions come out?”

Yup, F1 2014 will be on PC, Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 all built in the same engine. The next gen version will be built on an all-new engine (we’d don’t to ports) and available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and of course PC.

You’ll find our full FAQ including PC specs right and details on career mode right here

Keep firing your questions over to us on Twitter and Facebook and we’ll answer everything we can.

DiRT

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Like buses we drop no game news for ages then two come along at once! If you missed it under the mountain of F1 2014 news yesterday you’ll be pleased to hear that Colin McRae Rally for PC and Mac and is available now!

This latest version of Colin McRae Rally is based on PlayStation One classic Colin McRae 2.0. It follows the release of Colin McRae Rally on the App Store last year, which became the number one rally game in many countries around the world, and calls from you guys to bring that classic Colin-gameplay back to more platforms.

Read all about it right here…

GRID

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GRID is going on a road trip and we’re pleased to be able to announce that we’ll be at this year’s two Car Fest events with our buddies at Garmin. If you are there be sure to drop by and take on the lap time challenge, you’ll find full details here.

There’re some good events in this week’s RaceNet Challenges in GRID Autosport, just head to the Online option in game and select RaceNet Challenge to take part.

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Tweet of the Week

Screenshot of the Week

Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.

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Video of the Week

We’re gonna cheat again and use one of our own:

Busy ol’ week here at Codemasters HQ, you’ve all been awesome so thanks for playing along and we’ll be back next week.

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