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Codemasters drops online pass for F1 2013

Publisher also confirms it has no plans to release a demo

F1 2013 will ditch the online pass functionality previously attached to a number of Codemasters' racing titles.

The unpopular system - recently discontinued by publisher EA - requires players to either input a code found in new copies of a game or pay a one-time fee to access online multiplayer features.

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It's not yet clear if Codies intends to drop online passes for its other racing series like Grid and Dirt, but it confirmed in a F1 2013 Q&A that no such pass will be required for the upcoming game.

It also said there won't be a demo of the title as it wants to focus all of its resources on the final product, and explained that McLaren and Ayrton Senna won't feature in the new F1 Classics mode due to licensing issues.

Codemasters has announced a F1 2013 release date of October 4 on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Featuring all the cars, circuits and star drivers from the 2013 season, the game will be available in two editions: F1 2013 and F1 2013: Classic Edition.

The standard edition of the game provides access to iconic cars and drivers from the 1980s, while the premium edition delivers more classic content from the 1990s.

For more on the game and the first footage, check out the debut F1 2013 gameplay videos.



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