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Codemasters announces F1 2013

Codemasters announces F1 2013

Formula 1 comes back on PC and consoles this year with F1 2013 which in addition to the 2013 season will feature a F1 Classics game mode in which you'll be able to copete against F1 legends in iconic cars and circuits from the 80s. Note that a Classic Edition will give access to some more content from the 90s.
Update: Nürburgring and Silverstone hotlaps videos added.

Press release:

Codemasters® today announced that F1™ 2013 will launch worldwide this autumn for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system 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 ONE cars through the years to present day.

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 at selected retailers: 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 ONE™ cars. A range of game enhancements, split-screen and online multiplayer, plus new and returning game modes delivers the most complete FORMULA ONE experience in videogame history.

F1 2013 gives FORMULA 1™ fans the chance to compete against legendary drivers in cars from different eras of FORMULA ONE 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.

The premium F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION available at selected retailers 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.

The two packs included in F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION will also be available as optional DLC for players of F1 2013 shortly after release.

To further extend players’ FORMULA ONE 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. In 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.

F1 2013 and F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION will be published by Codemasters and distributed by Namco Bandai Games Europe S.A.S in Europe. To get all the latest F1 2013 news straight from the studio, race over to or follow the team on twitter at

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Nürburgring Hotlap
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Silverstone Hotlap
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All comments

Commented on 2013-07-15 15:29:39
Where's Ayrton Senna?????? O_O
Commented on 2013-07-15 17:00:19
Bet there's no cockpit cameras...
Commented on 2013-07-15 17:30:55
Need next-gen version! No backwards compatibility on the new consoles is going to be a killer with games like this and GTAV (currently) not being available.
Commented on 2013-07-15 18:39:02 In reply to Grimbarian
Posted by Grimbarian
Bet there's no cockpit cameras...
Well actually there are.
Commented on 2013-07-15 18:58:22 In reply to citizenx
Posted by citizenx
Need next-gen version! No backwards compatibility on the new consoles is going to be a killer with games like this and GTAV (currently) not being available.
Not really. Adoption rates of new consoles are always slow, and with the world still in the midst of a financial depression things may be even slower this time around. So there will still be a strong market for current gen stuff for another couple of years at least.
Commented on 2013-07-15 19:26:23
No X1 or PS4 versions?! Why?!!
Commented on 2013-07-15 19:35:35
Man, the visuals don't look too hot do they...
Commented on 2013-07-15 22:12:07 In reply to KORNdog
yea it looks pretty flat.

I'd really like to see how good F1 would look on next-gen though.
Commented on 2013-07-16 02:40:57
The lotus video say ... " F*# YOU NEXT GEN"
Amazing lighting.
Commented on 2013-07-16 08:37:06
Gotta give it to Codemaster, this is their best racing game of the generation for sure. This game has nice, *fun* physics. I also wish there was a next gen version (can't wait) but they have my money with this one anyways. Can't wait to try the classics. Silverstone video was badass :)

And yes, the visuals are not amazing, but they are not terrible either.
Commented on 2013-07-16 09:01:20 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Well actually there are.
Ahh well, I wouldn't buy a Codemasters game anyways ;)
Commented on 2013-07-16 10:53:38
Im always surprised, that people are so much after graphics at such games. It looks very nice and the most important is the fun from the race or physics. Isnt it? Its racing....everything is too fast to watch and feast on its beauty. :-) I always have to remind Richard Burns Rally. Its not really a nice game....but the best rally sim ever made and I have spent maaany hours playing it. But I understand that not all players are simmers.
Commented on 2013-07-16 11:37:12
As usual this release is WAY to late in the season. I for one gets interested in playing the game whenever there is a real race. Meaning, by releasing it so late in the season I will most likely only play it for 1 month and then don't play it anymore.

Other than that I do think that if you would release it halfway in the season, May/June, that more people would pickup the game rather than releasing it in September when the F1 season is almost over..
Commented on 2013-07-16 18:36:42
Pretty sure it will look better on release.

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