Codemasters has confirmed today that the latest iteration in its F1 simulation franchise, F1 2013
, will be released worldwide on the Xbox 360 later this year. The announcement comes courtesy of a previously agreed upon multi-year licensing deal between the gaming firm and the sport's top executives.
The newest title is set to fuse the classic and the modern together for the first time by allowing players to race as drivers from the 1980's, including the likes of Nigel Mansell and Emerson Fittipaldi, in their respective cars around tracks that have been recreated to be true to that particular era.
The voice of legendary F1 commentator Murray Walker is included in a short teaser trailer that Codemasters has released to highlight the evolution of the Formula One cars from Nigel Mansell's 1988 Williams through to Ferrari's latest prancing horse.
As well as the Standard Edition of F1 2013
, Codemasters has confirmed plans to produce a Classic Edition of the title. The Classic Edition will bring premium content, in the form of drivers and cars from the 1990's, that will be available to the masses as DLC soon after the game's release. The additional drivers and cars from both the 80's and 90's can be utilised in various game modes, including local splitscreen and online multi-player races. The finer details of what is included with the Classic Edition follow below:
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
In addition to the teaser video, Codemasters have also unveiled several screenshots of the aforementioned 1988 Williams car:
Codemasters has made a point of ensuring that the modern aspects of Formula One are not forgotten amongst the vintage action. As you've probably come to expect by now, F1 2013
will feature all of the official teams, cars, drivers, and circuits from the 2013 season, with the game modes that were introduced in F1 2012
making a return.
Home of the British GP, Silverstone, and the Nurburgring in Germany get a moment in the spotlight as Codemasters have released a hot lap video for each venue. The modern speed machines that burn rubber on the circuits also get an outing in a bunch of screenshots.
As mentioned earlier, F1 2013
will get pulses racing when it releases worldwide in Fall 2013.