F1 2013 release date announced

Launching prior to the Korean GP weekend.

Codemasters has given a date to its forthcoming F1 tie-in, with the 2013 instalment of its officially licensed series landing in stores on October 4th - just prior to this season's Korean Grand Prix.

F1 2013's the first of Codemasters' games to introduce classic cars into the mix, with a selection of 80s and 90s vehicles to tinker with. They'll be split between two editions, with a Classic version of F1 2013 coming with a premium price and the full selection of cars, while the standard edition will have a slightly smaller classic garage. There's still no word on how much of a premium that will be, though online retailers suggest it could be as much as 10 more.

Will the introduction of classics be enough to freshen up the series? I played a bit of F1 2013 a while ago, and it's certainly a step in the right direction.

F1 2013's coming out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC, and even though that's mere weeks before the release of the Xbox One and potentially the PlayStation 4 there's no next generation models planned. They're due to come next year, when a set of new rules is looking to give the sport a fresh lick of paint.

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