A brief new trailer for Codemaster’s newest Formula 1game has confirmed what we already suspected; F1 2015 is going to be awesome. It’s the first of the franchise to be available on next-gen consoles, and going by this in-engine footage, the team at Codemasters is taking full advantage of the processing power available from the XBOX One and Playstation 4.

The release has been pushed back from June to July 10, but we can probably find it in our hearts to forgive this minor transgression when the end result looks this amazing. As with previous Formula 1 games, all current tracks and drivers are available, but the 2015 version promises a whole new level of immersion.

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Codemaster’s EGO game engine has been reworked to provide more realistic physics and improved feedback, as well as vastly improved graphics — not that previous games were lacking in that department, but the more-polished textures and new wet-weather particle effects look astounding. F1 2015 will also offer a voice-recognition function that will allow you to yell at your team engineer (aka your TV) when you need new tires or a weather update.

The problem with annual game franchises is that games aren’t so much completely new, as they are an iteration of the previous title. A year isn’t a very long in terms of game development, which is a glacial process at best. But, with the move to next-gen consoles, Codemasters has reworked every aspect of a franchise that always offered a challenging yet rewarding experience.

We’ll be getting our hands on F1 2015 very soon for a full review.

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