Classic cars return for F1 2017 videogame
17 May 2017 – Some of Formula 1's most iconic cars will be included in the sport's official video game when it is launched in August, it has been announced.
Codemasters and Koch Media, the companies behind the game, revealed the first details on Wednesday, also confirming a release date of August 25.
F1 2017 will feature 12 classic cars, including Williams' FW14B and Ferrari's F2002, while McLaren's MP4/4 will come in a special edition of the game.
"We are delighted to be re-introducing classic F1 cars back to the series," commented Paul Jeal, Game Director 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 12, but we are delighted with our selection of some of the most successful and iconic fan favourites from the past 30 years."
Lee Mather, Creative Director at Codemasters, added: "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."
F1 2017 will be released on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC via both DVD and Steam.