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 (!).
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.
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.
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