F1 2013 Announced In ‘Standard’ And ‘Classic’ Editions

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Today Codemasters officially announced F1 2013 and revealed that there will be a ‘standard’ version of the game as well as a ‘Classic’ edition. The latter of the two editions will be charged at a premium price but F1 2013 creative director Steve Hood said that the different prices have yet to be determined. Included within the standard edition is F1 content inspired by the 1980s era of Grand Prix racing and will feature introduction by the commentating legend that is Murray Walker.

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The inclusion of classic F1 cars, circuits and drivers is a pretty awesome move by Codemasters

The standard edition also features a total of five classic cars from Williams, Lotus and Ferrari while some of the most iconic race drivers will be making an appearance such as Nigel Mansell, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti. Is that all? Of course it isn’t as you also get to drive yourself around classic tracks like Jerez and Brands Hatch. Not too bad but what else do you get in the ‘Classic’ edition? Read on and all shall be revealed.

The ‘Classic’ Edition also boasts content from 1990s F1 with the Imola and Estoril circuits both being driveable along with six cars from that era by Ferrari and Williams. There are also some classic drivers with Alain Prost, Jacques Villeneuve and Eddie Irvine all being included in the game. No matter which version of the game you get, it will not be available on the Wii U, Xbox One or PlayStation 4 with the game sticking to current-gen consoles (and PC).

F1 2013 creative director Steve Hood explain the decision to stick to current-gen machines:

“It’s current-gen – 360, PS3 and PC. Obviously in the future people will be talking about coming out on next-gen, and a company of Codemasters’ size is always looking to tomorrow, but we thought it was time for us now to do one final iteration on the current-gen.”

That is fair enough from Codemasters but hopefully we will see the F1 series appearing on the next-gen consoles in the coming years. Are you looking forward to this game? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments section below.

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