Codemasters has revealed the first official details on F1 2014, confirming that it will launch on October 17 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC only.

The announcement confirms earlier rumours that this year's F1 title would be skipping a release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

However, Codemasters states that it also has a second F1 title in development due for release on PS4, Xbox One and PC next year. That title - presumably F1 2015 - will launch earlier in the Formula One calendar and be expanded with live digital updates throughout the season.

Discussing the last-gen release on the Codemasters Blog, community manager Luke Spring said that this year's game will recreate "this year's incredible season featuring all the seismic changes to the sport, including new turbocharged cars, new circuits plus all the driver moves.

"The game also includes refined handling on a pad and a new driver evaluation system that tunes game settings to your skill level to increase accessibility - we want all of our players to race competitively, more quickly. Of course, all the veterans of the series will be able to experience the true challenge of racing this year's stunning generation of cars, featuring more explosive power delivery but less downforce, by customising your options and turning off all the assists."

Scenario mode has also been expanded, while a new Very Easy setting is being introduced for novice players. All-in-all, creative director Steve Hood promises that this year's game will be an "exciting and refreshingly different experience".

The first screenshots of F1 2014 were revealed earlier today.

More info on next year's PS4, Xbox One and PC title will be revealed following F1 2014's release.

Source: Codemasters