Like clockwork, Codemasters has announced F1 2018, the official video game of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship, almost a year to do the day since F1 2017 was announced.

F1 2018 will be launching on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, cramming in all of the updated teams, drivers and circuits of the 2018 F1 season, including the return of the French Grand Prix for the first time in a decade, as well as the usual graphical spit and polish we get year in, year out.

“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.”

Sadly, Codemasters doesn’t sound as if it was overly ready for the announcement as there are not screenshots and certainly no trailer. Just go and have a look at F1 2017 and you’re going to have a pretty decent idea though, give or take a few pixels. On that front, we also expect F1 2018’s system requirements to be practically identical to F1 2017. Codemasters completed the switch to an updated engine a few years back, so we’re getting little graphic refinements these days rather than major overhauls.

F1 2018 will be out on August 24th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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