The Hockenheimring is back after a two years missing from Codemasters's F1 franchise, and in today's F1 2014 Hot Lap video, you can watch Lewis Hamilton take his Silver Arrows around the famous German racing circuit.
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ACHTUNG! CODEMASTERS RELEASE NEW F1?? 2014 HOCKENHEIMRING HOT LAP VIDEO, RETURNING TO THE GAME AFTER A TWO YEAR ABSENCELEWIS HAMILTON??S ICONIC SILVER ARROWS CAR RACES AROUND ICONIC GERMAN CIRCUIT IN NEW VIDEO PLAYING AT WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/FORMULA1GAMEWednesday 8th October 6am PST
?? Today Codemasters® has released a new hot lap video for F1 2014. The hot lap video shows title contender Lewis Hamilton racing his Mercedes F1 W05 car around the Hockenheimring, which returns to the F1 2014 calendar, and game, having last hosted a race in 2012.
The video is now playing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxKWjDiwFJY
The 17 turn Hockenheimring first hosted a GRAND PRIX?? in 1970, and this year??s FORMULA 1 GROSSER PREIS SANTANDER VON DEUTSCHLAND 2014 was won by Lewis Hamilton??s rival and teammate Nico Rosberg. The two Mercedes drivers are competing to decide the title in one of the most dramatic and exciting conclusions to a FORMULA ONE?? season in years.
As the official video game of the 2014 season, F1 2014 includes all the seismic rule changes, new turbocharged cars, aerodynamics and more which have combined to deliver an unforgettable FORMULA ONE season. Players can experience all of these new changes for the season in the game, and in addition to the return of Hockenheim, can experience the BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX run as a night race for the first time plus new circuits at Sochi in Russia and Austria??s Spielberg circuit.
F1 2014 will arrive on October 17th for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Codemasters will then introduce a new FORMULA 1?? title in 2015 for the Xbox One all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC and for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. With more to be announced through production for both titles, follow Codemasters F1 games blog and social channels on Twitter and Facebook for updates.
· October 17th, 2014
· For: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC
· A Codemasters Birmingham production
The 2014 FORMULA ONE season has seen the most seismic rule changes in the sport??s 60 year history, including new turbocharged power units and new aerodynamics, which combine to place more emphasis on racing skill and control in cars with more explosive power delivery but less downforce than previous seasons. All but two teams have changed their driver line-ups and new circuits have been added to the roster. Players will experience how 2014??s radically different new cars feel to drive and how race strategy has changed as the season, cars, circuits and teams are authentically recreated.
F1 2014 also delivers a range of new gameplay modes and enhancements to create the most accessible FORMULA 1 video game from Codemasters® to date. A new driver evaluation system quickly identifies a gamer??s ability and tunes game settings to an appropriate level, whilst re-graded difficulty settings enable players to compete at incrementally higher levels as they become more experienced. The new Very Easy difficulty level is the most accessible yet for new players and a range of shorter game modes and career options cater for absolute novices who simply want a fun and quick race.
At the other end of the spectrum, experienced gamers who enjoy a more serious simulation of the demands placed upon FORMULA ONE drivers can customise their settings to provide a true challenge. Expanded game modes, new career options and multiplayer modes extended by RaceNet further enhance F1 2014??s recreation of the world of FORMULA ONE for long-established fans and newcomers to the series.
F1 2014 includes the full FORMULA ONE circuit roster, including the new 2014 FORMULA 1 RUSSIAN GRAND PRIX set to be held at the stunning Sochi Autodrom, and the return of Austria??s Spielberg circuit which brings a classic track with dramatic changes in elevation back to top level motorsport after over a decade??s absence. This season also sees the return of the famous driver??s favourite Hockenheimring to the calendar, and players will also experience THE BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX which was held as a night race for the first time in 2014, including its full day to night transition.
The introduction of turbochargers to the cars this year has increased both overtaking opportunities and the demands placed on drivers, as huge amounts of torque are unleashed under acceleration from these entirely new power units. The turbochargers require greater throttle control than before and F1 2014 players will experience the dramatic effect in handling the world??s most advanced racing cars.ABOUT CODEMASTERS
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