Codemasters have announced the return of classic cars to '2017 FIA Formula One World Championship'.

2017 FIA Formula One World Championship

2017 FIA Formula One World Championship

The official racing car video game will see the classic cars make a comeback for the first time since 2013 when F1 2017 is released in August.

Its developers Codemasters revealed on Wednesday (16.05.17) official details of the latest title in the video game series and in addition they confirmed a worldwide schedule for August 25.

The game is expected to feature 12 classic F1 cars - including the Williams FW14B and Ferrari F2002 - meanwhile the McLaren MP4/4 from 1988 will be available to players in a 'special edition' version of the game or as a separate downloadable purchase.

The classic cars are being included in a bid to give gamers an "even deeper career mode" during which players can have the opportunity to compete in more races in the iconic vehicles.

Codemasters game director, Paul Jeal, said: "We are delighted to be re-introducing classic F1 cars back to the series. Classics were incredibly well received when we included them in F1 2013, and in F1 2017 they are back and better than ever.

He added: "With so many great cars to choose from, it was hard to decide on the final 12, but we are delighted with our selection of some of the most successful and iconic fan favourites from the past 30 years."

The game will also feature "four alternative circuit layouts," which creative director Lee Mather admitted was part of a push to make the new game more varied.

Codemasters has also promised "numerous multiplayer enhancements and a brand new 'championships' game mode", although details have not yet been revealed.

The new game will be released on August 25, 2017 onto PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC via both DVD and Steam.