In an effort to jump the gun and beat out the likely success of the upcoming Gran Turismo 6, the team at Codemasters announced the release of their annual F1 game, aptly named “F1 2013″ this year, will be coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
As previewed in Video Gamer, the game will ship in one of two models. The standard F1 2013 game features official circuits, racers and cars of today, new game modes, RaceNet online play, as well as 1980’s-era content. The focus here being on classic drivers, cars and circuits. The classic edition will feature all of the above, as well as drivers, cars and circuits from the 1990’s.
Not releasing F1 2013 on 8th generation consoles has become the standard for already-established racing series. While Driveclub and The Crew will be coming to next-gen, it seems like Gran Turismo and the like want to release their game on the hugest install base possible, seeing as racing games are a niche interest in the gaming industry. Racing sims astound when they look beautiful and accurate in correlation to the racing circuits and cars in the real world, and because of the graphical limitations of the Xbox 360 and PS3 the best looking version of the game will have to be bought for a high-end PC user.
F1 2013 will be released this autumn. You can check out gameplay footage below.