MAX VERSTAPPEN MAKES HISTORY IN F1™ 2017 ON ‘SILVERSTONE SHORT’ CIRCUIT

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MAX VERSTAPPEN MAKES HISTORY IN F1™ 2017 ON ‘SILVERSTONE SHORT’ CIRCUIT

First Gameplay Trailer Released

Larkspur, Calif. – July 13th, 2017 – Codemasters® and Deep Silver have today released a new trailer for F1™ 2017, the official videogame of the 2017 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. The trailer showcases Max Verstappen playing F1 2017 in the stunning ‘Hall of Fame’ at Red Bull Racing Headquarters in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, ahead of the 2017 FORMULA 1 ROLEX BRITISH GRAND PRIX this weekend at the iconic Silverstone circuit.

In a first for the Codemasters F1 videogame series, in addition to all 20 official 2017 circuits being present in the new game, F1 2017 will also include four shortened circuit variations, including ‘Silverstone Short’, on which Max Verstappen drove the 2017 Red Bull Racing RB13 and also the classic 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6 during his time with the new game recently.

Max said of his experience playing the new F1 2017 game, “I really like the game and it is a lot more fun to drive with the new cars. The graphics are a lot better, they’ve made the cars more realistic, and that’s always good. I like the detail on the classic cars involved and it’s always nice to drive those old legendary cars. I think it’s a great game, it’s definitely a lot of fun to play.”

In the trailer Verstappen also comments on how the two cars feel to him compared to his real-life experiences, “The 2017 RB13 feels really good in the game with the extra grip from the new 2017 car designs as well as from the wider tires, resulting in faster cornering speeds which require more precision. In comparison, the classic RB6 is lighter, with a slower top speed, and later braking, and of course the biggest stand out being the sound of the engine.”

In the trailer Verstappen approaches the Silverstone Short circuit in trademark fashion, and sets a new fastest lap. The new trailer is now playing at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-FHbrU196U. The four shortened circuit variations are available in all game modes, and can be raced with either the 2017 or classic cars.

F1 2017 will release onto PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, and Windows PC via Steam worldwide on August 25th, 2017. Follow Codemasters F1 games blog (http://blog.codemasters.com/f1/) and social channels on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Formula1game) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/formula1game) for future news, YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/formula1game) for video content, and visit the product website (http://www.formula1-game.com/) for additional information. Further details will be released on the upcoming game soon.

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About Deep Silver

Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires.

Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, and the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Agents of Mayhem. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK; Deep Silver Fishlabs in Hamburg, Germany, and Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com.

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