Racing fans rejoice as Codemasters has lifted the lid on their upcoming title F1 2013, making its way to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC later this year. This year’s title will feature a new gameplay mode called F1 Classics giving fans the chance to race classic cars on iconic circuits against drivers like Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Gerhard Berger.
F1 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 game will be available in the usual standard edition, however Codemasters are also offering a Classic Edition which includes 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.
Those who aren't interested in grabbing the Classic Edition will be happy to note that the two DLC packs will be available for purchase separately later down the track. RaceNet, Codemasters free online community platform, will also be making a comeback in F1 2013 and will offer connected players regular in-game challenges, community-wide challenges, visual stats and game progress updates to compare with their friends.
Check out the new trailers below for a glimpse at the racing action. F1 2013 will be available later this year for PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.