F1 2017, the official video game of the 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship, has been officially announced by Codemasters and Koch Media.
This latest installment will deliver a deeper career mode than that previously enjoyed, tweaks to the multiplayer offering and an all new ‘Championships’ mode. In addition to these improvements, eleven classic cars will also be making an appearance after four years away from the game.
These iconic rides include 1988 McLaren MP4/4, driven by Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, the 1992 Williams FW14B, raced by Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese, and the 2002 Ferrari F2002 of Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher.
Differing from its previous incarnation, the classic cars will feature as part of the main campaign; alongside the modern day races, “drivers” will be invited to classic car events. The retro cars will also be available in other modes such as multiplayer and time trial.
Paul Jeal, Game Director, said:
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.
F1 2017 will launch on August 25th. Day One Editions will get an unblocked 1988 McLaren MP4/4 for free; the MP4 will be available to purchase at a later, currently undisclosed date.
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