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F1 2013 Confirmed for October Release


Codemasters has confirmed this year’s new F1 title for a release on October 4 in the UK and October 8 in North America on the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

F1 2013 will launch with two editions for all platforms – the Standard and Classic editions. Both editions will feature cars, drivers and tracks from the classic 1980’s era, while the Classic version itself will include iconic 1990s content and tracks that will be later available to the rest as optional DLC.

Those of course tie in with the fact that the game will take full advantage of RaceNet integration and feature a new gameplay mode known as F1 Classics providing you with, “the chance to race classic cars on iconic circuits against legendary drivers.”

There were rumors of Codemasters considering to bring the game on new platforms – Nintendo’s Wii U and the next-gen consoles. However, creative director Steve Hood commented earlier this month that a Wii u version “would have to be a very different game just to run” on Nintendo’s console. On the prospect of a Vita hand-held version, he said that it “just doesn’t make financial sense”.

Regarding a release for next-gen consoles, Codemasters stated earlier this year that they always were going to make F1 2013 for current-gen. However, fans should expect the next installment in the franchise to land on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.