It’s that time of year for Formula 1 fans. The season has been underway for a while now, and we are getting a clearer picture as to who the contenders are going to be for the championship towards the end of the year.
Boom, Codemasters then bring us news on F1 2017 – this year’s entry to the annual racer that they have been making strides with over the past few years now since acquiring the F1 license back in 2009. F1 2017 will include the return of classic F1 cars to the series, as well as an even deeper career mode, numerous multiplayer enhancements, and a brand new ‘Championships’ game mode.
The trailer released with the news showcases three of the historic F1 cars that will feature in the game – the 1988 McLaren MP4/4 as driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, the 1992 Williams FW14B that was raced by Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese and the 2002 Ferrari F2002 of Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher. Further classic cars will be revealed in the coming weeks.
“For the first time ever F1 2017 fully integrates the classic experience into the main career mode. As part of your career you will be invited to race in modern day, invitational events in the different classic F1 cars throughout the season. We’re also adding to the variety in F1 2017 with the inclusion of four alternative circuit layouts, as well as numerous new gameplay types. The classic cars will also be available to play in a range of other game modes, including online multiplayer modes and time trial.”Lee Mather, Creative Director at Codemasters.
“After an extremely successful year with the highly acclaimed F1 2016, we are delighted to be announcing F1 2017 and re-introducing classic F1 cars back to the series. Classics were incredibly well received when we included them in F1 2013, and in F1 2017 they are back and better than ever. With so many great cars to choose from, it was hard to decide on the final twelve, but we are delighted with our selection of some of the most successful and iconic fan favourites from the past 30 years.”Paul Jeal, Game Director at Codemasters.
Which one will you be looking forward to driving most? Let us know in the discussion below!
F1 2017 will be released worldwide on August 25th, 2017.