Comes In Standard & Classic Editions
F1 2013 has been officially revealed by Codemasters Racing, packing all of the new rule changes and transfers of the season, as well as several gameplay additions. Interestingly, however, it will be available in two flavours: a standard version and a Classic Edition that includes 1980s racers and Murray Walker commentary.
We've got three trailers, all the details and some screens after the break.
Both editions feature all the cars, circuits and superstar drivers from the 2013 season, such as Lewis Hamilton in his Merc and Sergio Perez' McLaren-Mercedes. Rule tweaks including DRS restriction, vanity panels and a ban on double DRS have also been implemented, along with another graphical update. Mid-mission saves have pleasingly been added, finally.
The Young Driver’s Test mode will be expanded further, taking place in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina circuit.
Here's where things get interesting. A pricier Classic Edition will include all of this content, but pad it out with a new F1 Classics Mode. Containing 1980s cars, drivers and commentary from Murray Walker, it's clear that diehard Formula One fans will probably look to get on board. I'll let Codemasters explain:
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 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.
F1 2013 is slated to release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 this Autumn. Wii U and next-gen versions have not been announced, and aren't likely to be any time soon.