F1 2013 game to be released later this year will include classics mode

Codemasters have announced that F1-2013 will launch worldwide this autumn for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC. 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 legendary drivers for the first time in Codemasters’ award-winning series.

To mark the announcement, Codemasters has released a trailer teasing some of the iconic cars that will feature in F1 Classics, showcasing a brief evolution of Formula 1 cars through the years to present day.

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Developed by Codemasters as part of an exclusive multi-year deal with Formula One World Championship Limited, the game will be available worldwide in two editions: F1-2013 and F1-2013: Classic Edition.

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 1 cars.

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A range of game enhancements, split-screen and online multiplayer, plus new and returning game modes delivers the most complete F1 experience in video game history.

F1-2013 gives F1 fans the chance to compete against legendary drivers in cars from different eras of F1 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.

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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, 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.

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To further extend players’ F1 experience in the game and beyond the box, RaceNet, Codemasters’ free online community hub, is fully integrated with F1 2013. F1-2012 launched with RaceNet in beta mode and has already seen over 36 million races completed by registered members.

F1-2013 RaceNet, which launched in full with Grid 2, will offer connected players regular in-game challenges, community-wide challenges, visual stats and game progress updates to compare with their friends. Access for players is free via desktop, mobile or via dedicated apps allowing players to stay connected to their F1 2013 experience and their progress in other Codemasters racing games, wherever they are. (Codemasters)

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  • MrHighLife

    If it’s still using the old DIRT2 game engine then both products are doomed to fail. I love how Codies brags about it’s beta testing and still releases one of the most big-addled games on the market.

    I’ll rent before I buy, especially have to shill out for two games. Shameless.

  • Tamburello_1994

    Sounds like codemasters heard the multitude of complaints about the online aspects. Not having the “complete weekend” simulated was / is one of my biggest issues. Also, the A.I. needs to be tweaked. Big difference between “Professional” and “legendary” – Some happy medium somewhere in between would have done nicely.

    Lastly, It’s quite obvious that the folks at Codemasters are decidedly Mclaren fans – Rarely, If ever’ did I have a race weekend where Vettel or Red Bull in general dominated. Always seemed to be a “Mclaren 1-2″ Lets hope 2013 is more of a reflection of the real deal.

  • k-15-

    This is some news…Finally i get to be Nigel Mansell and check out the then way ahead of it’s time Williams V10s. Cant wait.

  • jsmith

    Hoping for career mode with the classic cars and tracks.

  • KJJ

    Let’s hope they bother to iron out the issues this time before releasing it, and if not, bother to find solutions and offer better forums to resolve issues as soon as possible thereafter. Shocking how unplayable F1 2012 became with no apparent solution in sight.

  • Jack

    What about the McLaren of Senna and Prost??
    Or the Benetton-Ford of Schumacher?
    Those would take the game to whole new level!

  • Joe Kinnear

    Yeah finally they have the sense to include classics! F1 2010-12 was so bland.. after finishing career I didn’t really feel like playing anymore.

  • F1 Neutral

    The only 2 games I ever played on the Playstation 1 were F1 95 and F1 97. Brilliant commentary from Murray and Martin. I used Hill’s Williams and Michael’s Benetton in those games.

    Even though the graphics were glitch, the feeling of speed in those games was well ahead of it’s time.

  • Tristan Hobbs-Wright

    I’m hoping there will be some inter-gameplay commentary, about actions in the race other than just us racing, e.g. getting updates on rivals overtaking ppl on the other side of the track if you’re on differing tyre strategies, just a twist, aswell as commentary on our actions as a player. fingers crossed codemasters bring their A game on this one.

  • graham martin

    Since Xbox and playstation can get game updates it would be nice to see the cars on the game get aero updates as they do in real life and if the r&d objectives get body parts it would be nice if there was a difference in appearance and tagged in with real life e.g if the sauber got a new front wing update in real life, and you were sauber in career the r&d objective should have a front wing update. Just for a notice I’m not a sauber fan I like McLaren

  • nightsp33d

    Since teams sometimes have different sponsors/liveries for certain race weekends (McLaren America 2012/ silverstone 2013) it would be good if they had the same sponsors in the game as in real life and if there was commentary throughout the race and they paused for team radio and could choose between bbc commentary and sky sports commentary. And if you could walk round the paddock before and after a race inc. podium and if you could walk back to the pits after retiring from the race and choose to take off your helmet or leave it on

  • dimitri

    is te hopen dat nu wel podium mee doet+volkslied.