Friday August 30th [2:00 PM UK] – Codemasters® today released a new video showing one of F1 2013’s classic tracks, Circuito De Jerez, in its full in-game glory for the first time, now playing at www.youtube.com/formula1game. F1™ 2013 is the latest entry in the award-winning series of officially licensed FORMULA 1™ video games and will launch on October 4th in the UK for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC from Steam and is available for pre-order now.
In the Circuito De Jerez Hot Lap video, viewers get a taster of some of the classic content set to debut in F1 2013 as ten-time GRAND PRIXTM winner Gerhard Berger pushes the 1988 Ferrari F1-87/88C to its limits around the legendary former home of the Spanish GRAND PRIX. Former FORMULA ONETM driver and F1 2013 technical consultant Anthony Davidson narrates the hot lap, advising on how to maximise their speed around the iconic track in the new video, now playing at www.youtube.comm/formula1game.
F1 2013 will also feature all the cars and stars 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 rule changes, tyre changes and remodelled handling to authentically reflect the challenge and exhilaration of racing 2013’s stunning roster of cars. A range of enhancements, improvements, split-screen and online multiplayer, plus new and returning game modes deliver the most complete simulation of a FORMULA ONE season in videogame history, with more detail to be revealed.
F1 2013 features Classic content for the first time in the series of official FORMULA 1 games from Codemasters in a new game mode, F1 Classics, introduced by legendary broadcaster Murray Walker. F1 Classics features a new fictional racing series, allowing players to race cars, drivers and circuits from different eras. Teams are represented by drivers who raced in specific cars, such as Mario Andretti in the 1986 Team Lotus 98T, and drivers who have also represented each team in different eras. Classic content is also available in a range of other game modes, including split-screen and online multiplayer modes.
F1 2013 comes complete with two Classic Tracks – Circuit De Jerez and Brands Hatch - plus teams, cars and drivers from the 1980s. F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION – a premium, limited edition version of the game featuring bespoke box art - expands this content with further drivers and cars from the 1990s plus two additional tracks – Imola, former host of the San Marino GRAND PRIX and Estoril, past home of the Portuguese GRAND PRIX. F1 2013: CLASSIC Edition will be available in a run of just 10,000 units in the UK and is available to pre-order now.
Gamers can find a full list of the classic content set to feature in both F1 2013 and F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION at www.formula1-game.com.
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Codemasters, the award winning video game developer and publisher, has a 25-year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including DiRT, GRID and the official FORMULA 1 series of videogames including the BAFTA award-winning F1 2010, F1 2011 and F1 2012. Codemasters employs over 500 people and operates multiple development studios from its Warwickshire HQ and Birmingham sites in the UK with a further art studio based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Codemasters is a winner of the coveted Grand Prix Award from the Develop Industry Excellence Awards, an award bestowed on the company felt by Develop to have contributed the most to the games medium in recent times. In March 2010, Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL), a part of India’s Reliance ADA group, acquired a 60 per cent shareholding in the company, alongside existing investor, Balderton Capital, the leading European venture capital firm. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com. Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/codemasters.
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