F1 2018's release date confirmed, more classic cars coming

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Codemasters has made its annual announcement of the next F1 game, with the news that F1 2018 will hit all platforms on the 24th of August - the same weekend as the Belgian Grand Prx at the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit. Today, developer Codemasters and publisher Koch Media announced that the next entry in the franchise, F1 2018, will be launching around the same time as last year's title, on August 24, 2018.

Expect multiplayer modes to be developed and expanded too, especially given Codemasters and the FIA's new eSports-focused partnership. For instance, F1 2018 will probably have British F1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton as one of the best racers in the game, considering that he's the current champion of the entire sport.

But what of the F1 2018 release date? Thanks to new downforce and grip-inducing rules, players were able to experience the performance increases of the 2017 cars - but also compare them to different eras of F1 regulations as well. Although details are scarce at this point, Jeal does tease the return of "a highly requested feature back into the franchise".

'We are also adding more classic cars, ' said Paul Jeal, F1 Franchise Director at Codemasters. More classic cars have been added to the game as fans like to have more historical F1 cars available to drive. This is a feature which was part of early games but disappeared with the release of F1 2012. It remains to be seen whether these cars will feature more predominantly in the game as F1 2017 ultimately felt like a bit of a teaser in terms of how historical vehicle content was implemented. We know that. But ads help us pay the bills.

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