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F1 2013 with Classic Cars and Tracks

Yesterday Codemasters announced F1 2013.

They uploaded three trailers at their official Youtube channel and showed two hotlaps,  the Lotus E20 at the Nürburgring and the Mclaren MP4-28 at Silverstone.

But the third trailer was the most interesting one, the classics trailer.

They announced that they will bring overall 4 classic tracks (Estoril, Jerez, Imola and Brands Hatch) and 10 historic cars, 5 cars each for the 80’s and the 90’s including 17 driver legends with commentary from commentator legend Murray Walker (!).

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The 80’s cars and tracks will be in the stantard edition, but when you also want to play the 90’s cars and tracks, you will have to buy the classic edition.

Codemasters didn’t mentioned if the boxed version of the classic edition will be only for pre order and then later available as DLC, as it was in GRID 2 were you could choose between one free DLC car pack for the pre ordered version of the game.

The classic edition can be not bought in the boxed version, when you buy F1 2013 on PC/Steam.

You will have to download it as additional content to the stantard F1 2013.

The classic cars are also playable in online and local multiplayer.

You will also have the chance to play the historic cars on the new tracks and the 2013 cars on the classic tracks.

Codemasters said that the historic cars are going to be much harder to drive than the current ones.

The physics of the 2013 cars and the A.I. have been improved.

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                                                          The Williams-Renault FW148 from the F1 1992 season, driven by Nigel Mansell and Ricardo Patrese. 

People that were able to play the Preview version of F1 2013 at Press day said that the handling system is similar to the 2011 version.

Codemasters didn’t said anything about the penalty system, what was the most discussed point at F1 2012.

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Honestly, i’m not that excited,  I want to see more info about the game, especially the penalty sytem, menu system etc.

So I won’t pre order it for now, too risky.

The game will come out for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, F1 2013 won’t come for the next-gen consoles (Xbox One, PS4) and the realese date will most likely come at the end of September.

And no, tyre explosions aren’t included 😉

Exclusiv Historic Williams Onboard Gameplay:

Here are the trailers:

Pre-order available at Amazon and Gamestop

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GRID 2 new trailer + infos Singleplayer

Today came another gameplay trailer for GRID 2.

During the preliminary stages Codemasters annoucened infos regarding the singlerplayer mode in the game.

There will be the ”WSR” (World Series of Racing) as a champiosnship including all classes of racecars (not all cars confirmed yet).

Codemasters is saying that there is story, but really, it’s just a normal career mode racing, you can say it’s similar to the story mode of Need for Speed Shift 2 Unleashed.

There are also some new cars, but still no racecars:

Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ

Ford Focus ST (that are all new cars that i’ve found in the previews, if you found other cars please write that in the comments)

Codemasters are really reserved reagarding racing cars, the only racing cars/tracks that have been confirmed yet are the Red Bull Ring, Brands Hatch, Indianapolis, Yas Marina  and the Dallara DW12 Indycar.

Like i said in the previous article about GRID 2, i’m still waiting for Touring cars, GT and LMP cars to come like in the first GRID.

The graphics are looking pretty good, similar to F1 2012.

But really there are many reasons for a no buy of GRID 2: To many production cars (will wait and see with the racingcars), bad story telling (if you can call it even a story), and why is Codemasters putting the cars and tracks for the pre-order not in the hole game?

But the most crusial reason why you would not pre-order is, because the game doesn’t have a COCKPIT VIEW!!!

That’s disappointing , but ok i think we can get over this.

GRID 2 is coming on the 31st May for PC, PS3, Xbox 360.

GRID 2 Gameplay Teaser Trailer + Infos

Again a new teaser for Codemasters GRID 2.  Codemasters is unveiling new infos  in the Singlepalyermode on 14th February.

GRID 2 comes on 28th May in the US and on 31st May in Europe for PC, Xbox 360, PS3.

This game will be awesome, i’m still disappointed that there is no cockpit view, but i’m confident. I’m still waiting for Touring cars, GT and LMP cars to come.

Carlist (cars that have been confirmed yet):

Ariel Atom

Alfa Romeo Guiletta

Bac Mono
BMW 1M coupe
BMW M3 E30
BMW M3 E36
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Chevrolet Camaro SS
Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Dodge Challenger (2011)
Dallara DW12 Indycar
Ford Mustang (1970)
Ford Mustang Boss 302 (2012)
IndyCar Pace car (Corvette ZR1)
KTM X-Bow R
Koenigsegg Agera R
McLaren MP4-12C
McLaren MP4-12C GT3
Mercedes SL65 AMG Black Series
Mercedes SLR McLaren 722
Mercedes SLR McLaren 722 GT
Nissan Silvia S15
Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
Nissan R35 GT-R Spec V
Pagani Huayra
Zenvo ST-1

 Confirmed Tracklist (not all confirmed yet):
  •  UK Brands Hatch (real circuit)
  •  US California (openroad/point to point)
  •  US Chicago (city track)
  •  France Côte d’Azur (openroad/point to point)
  •  US Indianapolis Motorspeedway (real circuit)
  •  France Paris (city track)
  •  Austria Red Bull Ring (real circuit, was the A1-Ring before)
  •  Abu Dhabi Yas Marina (real circuit)

When you’re pre-ordering the game you will get a pre order bonus (depends in which land you’re pre ordering it, US or Europe) you can chosse between two pre-order bonuses :

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(Europe) McLaren Racing Pack:

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Special Edition

2 new routes around the Brands Hatch GP Circuit

Special Online Event

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(USA) Indycar Pack:

Dallara DW12 and Indycar Pace Car (Chevrolet Corvette ZR1)

2 new routes around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Circuit

Exclusive Online Event

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(Europe) Head Start Pack:

Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 GT

Discounts in the Car upgrades store

A unique RaceNet bonus

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(US) GTR Racing Pack:

Nissan GTR Spec Road car

Yas Marina daytime circuit

Exclusive Online Event

These DLC’s will be also seperatly available when you don’t pre order it.