F1 2013 Officially Announced

Earlier today, Codemasters announced their forthcoming simulation racing franchise – F1 2013. The game is set to release this fall and will be coming to Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. As per expectation, the game is not announced for next generation of consoles.

The newest entry in the franchise will take full advantage of RaceNet integration and will feature a new gameplay mode known as F1 Classics providing you with, “the chance to race classic cars on iconic circuits against legendary drivers.”

Another highlight of the game is that it will be released in two different versions – F1 2013 & F1 2013: Classic Edition. The official description of F1 2013 is as follows:

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 remodeled 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 deliver the most complete Formula One experience in videogame history.

F1 2013 gives Formula One 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 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.

While the description of Classic Edition reads:

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 owners of the Classic Edition will also get two DLC packs for free which F1 2013 standard edition users will have to buy separately. Here is a short comparison between the two editions:

Standard Edition

  • F1 2013 full game
  • Classic 1980s Content having 10 iconic drivers, 5 legendary drivers, brands hatch and Circuito De Jerez.

Classic Edition

  • F1 2013 full game
  • Classic 1980s Content
  • Classic 1990s Content having 7 iconic drivers and 5 legendary cars.
  • Classic Circuits including Imola & Estoril.

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