F1 2014

Codemasters has just announced that it's extended its rights on the F1 licence to 2025 - with a further option for 2026 and 2027.


Coming off the back of two outstanding entries in Codemasters' series, it's fantastic news for fans of the sport, and it marks the longest extension in the franchise's history. Codemasters first signed up in 2008, with the first entry being Sumo's stopgap Wii effort in 2009, with the fully-fledged F1 2010 following soon after.

There have been lulls - F1 2014 marked a low-point for the series as the studio prepared for a new generation - but since then it's gone from strength to strength, with F1 2019 an enjoyable, detailed and passionate take on the sport that's bolstered by an esports offering now going into its third seasons that's become part and parcel of the sport itself.

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Assassin’s Creed® III - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Katharine Castle)

HDR on PC hasn’t improved much in 2019. Despite there being more HDR gaming monitors than ever before, the very [cms-block]s for HDR continue to be quite expensive compared to non-HDR monitors, and the situation around Windows 10 support for it is still a bit of a mess. However, provided you’re willing to fight through all that, then the next step on your path to high dynamic range glory is to get an HDR compatible graphics card.

Below, you’ll find a complete list of all the Nvidia and AMD graphics cards that have built-in support for HDR, as well as everything you need to know about getting one that also supports Nvidia and AMD’s own HDR standards, G-Sync Ultimate and FreeSync 2. I’ve also put together a list of all the PC games that support HDR as well, so you know exactly which PC games you can start playing in high dynamic range.

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Saints Row IV

Microsoft has confirmed the latest batch of titles coming to Xbox Game Pass on PC - and while a few have been revealed previously, some new names, including sci-fi grand strategy game Stellaris, will also be making the leap to the subscription service before the month is through.

Alongside Stellaris, quirky (and tremendously entertaining) 60-second puzzle adventure Minit joins the Xbox Game Pass line-up on PC, as does F1 2018, a racer that Eurogamer's Martin Robison called "one of the very best F1 games to date" in his Recommended review last year.

There's more racing, albeit of a two-wheeled variety, courtesy of Lonely Mountains Downhill, and also heading to the service at some currently undisclosed point this month is Saints Row 4: Re-Elected, developer Volition's extremely silly superhero-themed open-world jaunt through an alien computer simulation, and "multi-layered" cyberpunk sci-fi thriller State of Mind.

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F1 2018 - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Because reasons, Codemasters tend to release their Formula One games near the end of the racing season they’re simulating, which is weird. Wouldn’t it be better if motorheads could themselves play through all the tracks ahead of their Grand Prix? Or maybe even race alongside it, listening to the actual team’s racing radio? Wearing a full fireproof racing suit in their house? Shouting for their flatmate to deliver new cups of tea to the desk at every pitstop? Pissing into a big nappy? You’ll be able to do all that for a little more of this year’s season, as Codies today announced F1 2019 for launch in June, having released the two previous games in Augusts.

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F1 2018

Codemasters is bringing the release of its annual F1 game forward from its regular slot, with the release confirmed for June 28th this year for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. And it looks like that's not the only change that's being made.

There's an edgier new look, and the introduction of a 2019 spec car designed by Ross Brawn and Pat Symonds that will allow players to employ their own choice of liveries, allowing for a little more customisation when it comes to multiplayer races.

The most exciting part, though, comes in a brief flash at the end of the short trailer as we see the silhouette of the current Dallara F2 car, which strongly suggests the series - which supports several rounds of the F1 calendar - will be making its debut in F1 2019. It's the feeder series from which the likes of George Russell and Lando Norris came, and it promises a bit more diversity to the career structure. Exciting stuff and long overdue - here's hoping we can find out more soon.

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HITMAN™ - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Katharine Castle)

HDR on PC continues to be a bit of a mess these days, but provided you haven’t been put off by the astronomical prices of the [cms-block]s for HDR or, indeed, the ongoing debacle surrounding Windows 10 support for it, then the next step on your path to high dynamic range glory is to get an HDR compatible graphics card.

Below, you’ll find a complete list of all the Nvidia and AMD graphics cards that have built-in support for HDR, as well as everything you need to know about getting one that also supports Nvidia and AMD’s own HDR standards, G-Sync HDR and FreeSync 2. I’ve also put together a list of all the PC games that support HDR as well. There aren’t many of them, all told, but I’ll be updating this list with more titles as and when they come out so it’s always up to date.

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F1 2018 - jennyanne_m
Patch 1.16 is now live on Steam, and contains an update for a tyre physics issue, where the temperatures behaved differently depending on frame rate.

The fix will bring temperature behaviour in line across all three platforms, PC, PS4 and Xbox One, and regardless of frame rate. As we’ve previously commented, we log and assess all user feedback which we receive via any of our channels. In some situations we’re able to act upon issues more readily than others, depending on the complexity and development requirements. In this instance we felt we could quickly and safely apply an important fix which will impact upon the validity of players performance in game.
HITMAN™ - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Katharine Castle)

HDR on PC continues to be a bit of a mess these days, but provided you haven’t been put off by the astronomical prices of the [cms-block]s for HDR or, indeed, the ongoing debacle surrounding Windows 10 support for it, then the next step on your path to high dynamic range glory is to get an HDR compatible graphics card.

Below, you’ll find a complete list of all the Nvidia and AMD graphics cards that have built-in support for HDR, as well as everything you need to know about getting one that also supports Nvidia and AMD’s own HDR standards, G-Sync HDR and FreeSync 2. I’ve also put together a list of all the PC games that support HDR as well. There aren’t many of them, all told, but I’ll be updating this list with more titles as and when they come out so it’s always up to date.

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Dec 3, 2018
F1 2018 - jennyanne_m
Hi all,


Patch 1.15 is now live on PC, please have a look through the patch notes below:
  • Safety Rating and Skill Rank should no longer reset on Xbox One.

  • Fixed several issues where spectators and players could get stuck in a perpetual load state in multiplayer.

  • The Safety Car/Virtual Safety Car should no longer trigger after a flashback.

  • Fixed an issue where teams would value showmanship and sportsmanship incorrectly in contract negotiations.

  • Wheels should no longer feel like they are losing power/force feedback mid race.

  • Near/far chase camera should no longer jump when entering and exiting the pits.

  • Fanatec CSL Elite should be able to be calibrated correctly after a fresh boot.

  • Rev lights should now function correctly on Fanatec CSL Elite on PC.

  • Trigger rumble option “Auto” should now work as intended on PC.

  • Frame rate capping should now reach the maximum FPS cap on PC.

  • Various stability and performance fixes.

Something not working as it should? Let us know!
Oct 30, 2018
F1 2018 - jennyanne_m
Hi all,

A hotfix to revert the sportsmanship/showmanship fix has been applied and should now be live for PC players right now.

Let us know if it's not working in the way it should!

Thanks.
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