Codemasters has said that the construction of a brand new game engine is the reason why F1 2014 won't be released on PS4 and Xbox One.
The game was revealed last week for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, with Codemasters also confirmed that F1 2015 will indeed be a next-gen cycle
We are making a next gen game! And most importantly we're writing a brand new engine to go with it,” the publisher said in a blog post explaining F1 2014's next-gen skip.
The entire game experience is being re-engineered from the ground up and that's why it wasn't possible to release this year. Rest assured though, in addition to improvements in the physics, AI, and graphics, the game will launch much earlier in the Formula One season, and will then go onto receive a number of digital updates throughout the year.”
Codemasters also confirmed that the classic racing content featured in F1 2013 won't be making a re-appearance this year.
Last year we featured classic content as the sport itself hadn't changed a great deal and we wanted to offer a different experience alongside the main 2013 content,” it added.
However, seeing as 2014 has seen masses of changes to the sport itself, which is providing a different F1 experience for this year's game and the fact that we are also working on a new generation F1 game, we've had to take a break from classic content this year.
Don't despair though, classic content is something we're still very interested in and will explore again later in the series.”