Frontier Developments has announced F1 Manager 2023 will release digitally on July 31 for PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with a physical release to follow. Players that purchase the Deluxe Edition will get four days of early access and an Exclusive Scenarios Pack, giving fans unique challenges to tackle.
Players will relive key moments from the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship with the brand-new Race Replay mode, which features two unique types of scenarios. In Starting Grid, players will take control of a team of their choice in a full race which replicates the track conditions and grid positions from its real-world counterpart. Race Moments, meanwhile, will challenge fans to take control of a specific scenario part-way through the real Grand Prix, aiming to achieve a set objective before the chequered flag is waved, capturing key strategic calls from throughout a thrilling season. Following the conclusion of every gripping real-world race in the 2023 season, new Starting Grids and a Race Moment will be added to F1® Manager 2023, testing Team Principals from week to week as they establish their management credentials.
Experience the exhilaration of F1 Manager 2023 as it showcases each lap in a visual presentation reminiscent of a professional broadcast. Witness drivers battling fiercely side by side in six thrilling F1 Sprint events, taking place on all 23 circuits, including the exciting new addition of the Las Vegas Strip Circuit. Immerse yourself in the action by selecting from a variety of camera angles, whether it’s onboard perspectives or trackside views. Plan your strategies using the enhanced 3D map or fully engage in heart-pounding overtakes with the immersive visor cam feature.
Throughout each lap, the player’s ability to make decisions will be thoroughly examined. Engaging in intense battles or committing a mistake will impact a driver’s confidence, introducing a novel system that assists players in finding the delicate equilibrium between risk and reward on the track. Changing ambient track conditions, such as fluctuating surface and carcass tire temperatures, will present a challenge for Team Principals as they strive to adapt and achieve favorable outcomes for their team. Understanding the optimal timing for aggressive maneuvers versus exercising caution becomes increasingly crucial, as dramatic overtakes and corner collisions vividly capture the heightened emotions encapsulated within every single moment.
Fans will be granted unparalleled control over every aspect of their team’s progress, setting a new standard in customization. With the introduction of the Sporting Director, fans can now train their team’s pit-crew to minimize costly errors, while drivers can hone their skills by following specific development focuses. Moreover, players can plan for the future with greater certainty by scouting promising talents from the fully simulated F2 and F3 Championships, allowing them to negotiate contracts for upcoming seasons and ensure sustained success over multiple years.
An integral aspect of enhancing performance throughout a season lies in the development of new car parts. Balancing considerations of performance, weight, and cost will put players’ management abilities to the test, as they strive to find the optimal equilibrium. This challenge adds an extra layer of depth, demanding strategic decision-making and resource allocation skills from the players.