Yes, this is a good thing
Fans of F1 and actual racing can breathe a sigh of relief regarding two facts about the upcoming F1 2015. One, it will be out this June. And two, it’s only going to be on current gen consoles and PC — that’s right, no dumbing down for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 crowd.
Developed by Codemasters, F1 2015 is looking to improve handling over previous versions by giving players the chance to better feel the track. Here’s the PR babble explaining it:
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.
F1 and simulation racing games always will hold a special place in my heart. Let’s hope Codemasters delivers and gives us a quality driving game we deserve.