This year’s entry in F1 racing game series has been announced, as has a release date and the first details.
Again developed by Codemasters, F1 2017 is headed to PS4, Xbox One, and PC (through Steam) on August 25, 2017. Alongside the news, publisher Deep Silver shared the game’s first trailer, which you can watch below. It unfortunately doesn’t include any actual racing, but you can get a look at a handful of F1 cars.
Codemasters and Deep Silver state that F1 2017 brings back classic F1 cars. As seen in the trailer, those include the 1988 McLaren MP4/4, 1992 Williams FW14B, and the 2002 Ferrari F2002. These won’t be the only classic cars featured; there will be a total of 12, with more to be announced in the "coming weeks."
F1 2017 also expands Career mode, enhances multiplayer, and adds a new Championships mode (which was not explained in any detail).
"For the first time ever, F1 2017 fully integrates the classic experience into the main career mode," Codemasters creative director Lee Mather said in a press release. "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."
Anyone who preorders F1 2017 (or picks up a Day One edition) will get exclusive access to the aforementioned McLaren MP4/4. The car will also be sold "at a later date" for an unspecified price, while the remaining classic cars will be available to all players.