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F1 2018 announced for Xbox and PC, set to launch in August

That there's going to be a new F1 game this season isn't at all surprising, but getting a confirmation is always nice. That's exactly what we've got today, as F1 2018 has been announced for Xbox One, PS4 and PC with a scheduled launch date of August 24.

"We were delighted by the reception that the highly-acclaimed F1 2017 game received, and are extremely excited to be able to further build on such a strong starting point with F1 2018" said Paul Jeal, F1 Franchise Director at Codemasters. "Over the past few years we have engaged heavily with our fan-base to understand what is important to them and we cannot wait to unveil more details on features we know our fans will love. Career mode has been further expanded to immerse players even deeper into the world of F1 than before, with the return of a highly requested feature back into the franchise. We are also adding more classic cars, again listening to our fans as to which of the historical F1 cars they would most like to virtually drive next. Outside of those headline additions there are many other great enhancements to be revealed before the game launches."

There's no further details, no screenshots or trailers at this point, just the new logo. The blurb sounds like we're going to get a little more of everything that we already have in F1 2017, which is no bad thing, and it'll most likely be Xbox One X enhanced out of the box this time around.

With E3 round the corner hopefully it won't be long before we get to see it in action, but given how good last year's game was, I'm really looking forward to this, as I'm sure many other racing fans are.

Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

6 Comments
  • cant wait.. 2017 was really good.
  • Is the ability to overtake included as DLC for this?
  • Fix you main page tagline for this article. It says: "The lights go out for F1 2018 for Xbox and PC this August" I don't think you mean it is being turned off. It should be "The lights >> go on << for F1...
  • Paul, the light here resembles the starting lights in motorsport races. The race starts when all the red lights are off.
  • I know what I meant :)
  • I thought the same initially but then I realized the lights turn off and then the race starts.