Friday 4th October– Ahead of this weekend’s 2013 FORMULA 1 KOREAN GRAND PRIX, Codemasters®’ highly anticipated F1TM 2013 races into stores across the UK for the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION® 3 computer entertainment system and is available for Windows PC from Steam today.
Fans can see F1 2013 in action in a stunning new launch video. Showcasing the game’s latest step forward in visuals, which deliver the ultimate immersion in the 2013 season, alongside ground-breaking new classic content the launch trailer is now playing at www.formula1-game.com.
To watch the video on YouTube, please click http://youtu.be/h7S4JoLImlY
F1 2013 players will get more from their game with RaceNet, Codemasters’ free online community hub. RaceNet will power regular community challenges, which will begin this weekend with a Time Trial event in Korea where players will compete to set the best time on online leaderboards around the circuit in dry conditions in a Williams car. Each entrant will earn 1000XP which can go towards unlocking rewards, including in-game helmets.
RaceNet also enables players to set up Custom RaceNet events. Players can set their own Time Trial scenarios, choosing circuit, weather conditions, car and duration of the event, and challenge their RaceNet friends to compete to set their best time on leaderboards. RaceNet also includes visual stats and game progress updates and every F1 2013 player with a RaceNet account will receive the 1976 Ferrari 312 T2, as starring in the film Rush. Gamers can sign up to RaceNet today at www.racenet.com.
F1 2013 is available in two editions. F1 2013 includes the full game of the current season and classic content from the 1980s. Alternatively, fans can choose to purchase F1 2013: Classic Edition, a premium version of the game limited to a run of just 10,000 units in the UK (Insert Territory Details Here), featuring bespoke box art and expanding the game with 1990s Content and Classic Track Packs. Classic content in both editions is introduced by legendary broadcaster Murray Walker and can be experienced in a range of game modes, including split-screen and online multiplayer.
F1 2013 is further improved and enhanced with wide-ranging technical and gameplay improvements. New Scenario Mode pushes gamers to complete realistic FORMULA ONETM challenges and earn awards for quick-fire racing, whilst mid-session saves allow players to complete a full GRAND PRIXTM weekend at their own pace. An expanded Young Driver Test, based on the real world event set at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina, eases novices into the world of FORMULA ONE and includes a range of challenges to enable players to master elite driving techniques. F1 2013 makes another dramatic leap forward in graphical quality, setting the benchmark for how good a racing game can look, and improved driver AI behaviour will further immerse players in unique FORMULA ONE races.
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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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