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Make History in F1 2017

jennyannemjennyannem Member, Codemasters Community Manager

This is also up here, should you want to check it out on our blog ;)


Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for - today, we’re very happy to announce F1™ 2017 to the world! We’re also very happy to tell you that F1 2017, the official videogame of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™,  will include the return of classic F1 cars, as well as an even deeper career mode, numerous multiplayer enhancements, and a brand new ‘Championships’ game mode.

We can also tell you that F1 2017 will release onto PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC (DVD and via Steam) worldwide on August 25th 2017.

Because we love you guys, we wanted to mark the occasion by releasing a trailer, showcasing three of the historic 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. These aren’t all the classic cars we have in store for you, though, and we’ll be revealing more of them to you in the coming weeks.  Make sure you check out the announcement trailer below, though it’s also playing here, should you wish to check it out on our YouTube channel:


We grabbed Game Director, Paul Jeal and Creative Director Lee Mather to get the lowdown on what’s new in  F1 2017: “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” said Paul Jeal, Game Director here at Codemasters. “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.”

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“For the first time ever F1 2017 fully integrates the classic experience into the main career mode,” said Lee Mather, Creative Director at Codemasters. “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.”

After seeing the stunning new car designs (not forgetting the liveries, of course), with the lap-record-breaking performance levels to match, the 2017 season has seen a huge number of changes to the sport. With the Spanish Grand Prix just behind us, it’s safe to say that the opening races of the season have been absolutely thrilling, as Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport’s Lewis Hamilton and Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel battle it out at the top of the Championship, and Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen continuing to excite fans around the world.

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We’ve also got another treat for you: if you pre-order or purchase ‘Day One’ copies of F1 2017, you’ll have exclusive access to the iconic 1988 McLaren MP4/4, as part of the ‘F1 2017 Special Edition.’ The McLaren MP4/4 car will be available to be purchased at a later date, and the eleven other classic cars are available in all editions of the game. The best bit is that you can pre-order on Steam right now - all you need to do is check out F1 2017’s Steam page right here.

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We’ve got plenty more news to share with you, so make sure you follow us here on the blog, on our FacebookTwitter and YouTube for all the latest news and videos. You can also check out the games’s very own website here.


Oh, and check out our logo - what do you think?

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Comments

  • Chilza381Chilza381 Member Wheel Nut
    Classics are back. YES!!! This sounds really cool. 
    Logitech G29 + PS4
  • IcemanrkIcemanrk Member Unleaded
    Thank you so much Codies Classic Mode was my favourite feature from F1 2013
    Hm... Yeah? Iceman rk 769 on Xbox One and Nickael on my You Tube but does anyone care? Oh well!
  • SeriouslySeriously Member Race Steward
    YES. OMG you are incredible. AWESOME!!!    
    Why so Serious?? - Youtuber with 8000+ subs
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCpGFqMUvjA3XYR47hsRzoQ
    F1 2017 Beta Tester

    I don't care too much what happened in the past. I prefer to focus on what is coming next and I am really looking forward to it.

    Simply racing a Formula 1 car is an achievement.

    You can't change what happened. But you can still change what will happen.

  • R4pp3rR4pp3r Member Race Steward

    Seriously said:

    YES. OMG you are incredible. AWESOME!!!    


    Holy heck havnt seen you this ecisted for a while bahaha
    Nothing better than watching a driver on the ragged edge. Nothing better than feeling a car right on the limits of its own performance.
  • carpacarpa Member Race Steward
    THAT Ferrari F2002. That's what I'm talking about guys! YES! 
    "I race to win, of course. But even before of winning, I race to race. As fast as possible"
    - Gilles Villeneuve
  • Chilza381Chilza381 Member Wheel Nut
    There's a good interview here with the Creative Director: http://www.redbull.com/en/games/stories/1331857604059/f1-2017-codemasters-interview 
    Logitech G29 + PS4
  • speeddemon8021speeddemon8021 Member Petrol Head
    Love it! Absolutely loved the classic cars on 2013 very happy they are back.Didnt notice anything said about classic tracks though but hey that's just nit picking so credit where it's due all sounds great.
  • whipdiddywhipwhipdiddywhip Member New Car Smell
    VR?
    • Body is 37 characters too short......

  • AndiAndi Member, Drivers Pit Crew
    Oh my god the 02 Ferrari and 88 McLAREN, I'm in love.
  • pijinpijin Member Petrol Head
    Time for me to be that guy... When will we hear more about the beta program? 

    Cant wait to play classic cars tho. The McLaren MP4/4 was sorely missing in 2013 so I'm glad we're getting it now!
  • Ho3n3rHo3n3r Member Pit Crew
    Classic cars add nothing to the game for me. Hopefully enough focus went into the main elements of the game, but judging by the F1 2013 fiasco, I doubt it.
  • ImDyingYouIdiotImDyingYouIdiot Member, Drivers Champion
    You just had to include the F2002 - my favourite F1 car of all time. That's playing dirty, Codemasters!
    "I love ImDyingYouIdiot-senpai!" ♥‿♥ - Codemasters employee, who wanted to remain anonymous, but totally did say that

    "ImDyingYouIdiot inspires us every day. Really, the only reason I get up every morning is to deliver him the perfect F1 experience." - Codemasters employee, who wanted to remain anonymous, but totally did say that

    "It is not unreasonable to assume that ImDyingYouIdiot, who is no doubt an extremely intelligent and attractive specimen of a lad, experiences the pleasures of intercourse on a fairly regular basis." - Codemasters employee, who wanted to remain anonymous, but totally did say that
  • geminiSunrisegeminiSunrise Member Unleaded
    Very good!
    F1 2013 was missing MP4/4. It was fatal.
  • HelmetSquadHelmetSquad Member Pit Crew


    VR?



    This. Please confirm whether or not there is/isn't any form of VR mode even if only for time attack mode (assuming technical issue with having a lot of cars "on screen" causing quality issues)
    PS4 | G29 | PlaySeat Evo [Black]
  • mantazzomantazzo Member, Drivers Pit Crew


    pijin said:


    Time for me to be that guy... When will we hear more about the beta program? 

    Cant wait to play classic cars tho. The McLaren MP4/4 was sorely missing in 2013 so I'm glad we're getting it now!


    I think really soon now. Last year Beta's started on June 3rd-4th, about a week after the game announcement IIRC. I think we might get it for Monaco time..?


    [LTU] Mantaz - mantazzo - Mantas
    F1 2016 - F1 2017 Beta Tester [PC]
  • DusscDussc Member Unleaded
    Classic cars are so 2013... what about some 2017 VR mode? !
  • Matthew77258Matthew77258 Member Race Steward
    edited May 17
    These invitational classic track days sound interesting - might add some more flair to career mode which is good. Good to see the classics back too, I loved racing with them on 13' (more so than the actual 2013 career cars). Looking forward to seeing some actual game footage then! 
    Twitter | Member since 2011 


  • R4pp3rR4pp3r Member Race Steward

    Chilza381 said:

    There's a good interview here with the Creative Director: http://www.redbull.com/en/games/stories/1331857604059/f1-2017-codemasters-interview 


    August release date thats interesting not far off at all then
    Nothing better than watching a driver on the ragged edge. Nothing better than feeling a car right on the limits of its own performance.
  • thombrouwer90thombrouwer90 Member Pit Crew
    Can't wait to see what you got in store for us in terms of career mode! :open_mouth:
    • Steering wheelThrustmaster T150 Wheel (Ferrari edition)
    • SeatingPlaySeat Revolution (Black edition)
    • Attended race weekends: Abu Dhabi 2016 GP / Hungary 2017 GP
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