Codemasters announcesF1 2013, a new installment in their Formula One
racing sim series coming to Windows, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3 this autumn,
offering a new "F1 Classics" mode that will allow players to "race classic cars
on iconic circuits against legendary drivers." We have
a big set of screenshots and the
official website has a
teaser trailer for the classics mode, showing glimpses of autos it offers
from way back in the 1980s. A far more rewarding work-in-progress
gameplay trailer is
out there showing a hot lap on the legendary Nürburgring and then another hot
lap on Silverstone. Here's part of the announcement explaining a Classic Edition
will be sold alongside the newfangled edition of the game adding jalopies from
the 1990s, and that this content will also eventually arrive as DLC:
2013 will feature all the cars, circuits and star drivers from the 2013 season,
allowing gamers to race as Lewis Hamilton in his Mercedes and Sergio Perez in
the McLaren-Mercedes for the first time, and includes all of the new drivers,
updated rules, tyre changes and remodelled handling to authentically reflect the
challenge and exhilaration of racing 2013’s stunning roster of FORMULA ONE™
cars. A range of game enhancements, split-screen and online multiplayer, plus
new and returning game modes delivers the most complete FORMULA ONE experience
in videogame history.
F1 2013 gives FORMULA 1™ fans the chance to compete against legendary drivers in
cars from different eras of FORMULA ONE with a range of classic content from the
1980s. F1 Classics, introduced by legendary broadcaster Murray Walker, allows
players to race iconic 1980s cars from Williams, Lotus and Ferrari against
drivers including Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Gerhard
Berger, with more to be announced, on classic circuits Brands Hatch and Jerez.
Classic content is also available in a range of other game modes, including
split-screen and online multiplayer modes.
The premium F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION delivers even more classic content with two
additional content packs featuring content from the 1990s and additional
circuits to be enjoyed in F1 Classics and other game modes. The 1990s pack
includes classic cars from both Williams and Ferrari and drivers such as David
Coulthard, Jacques Villeneuve, Eddie Irvine and Alain Prost and others.
The two packs included in F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION will also be available as
optional DLC for players of F1 2013 shortly after release.