Frontier Developments announced today that F1 Manager 2023, the next installment in the officially licensed Formula 1 management simulation series, will launch digitally on July 31st on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One, with a physical release. For all console versions to follow. Players can access the grid four days early with F1 Manager 2023: Deluxe Edition, which also includes an exclusive Scenario Pack, allowing fans to take on unique challenges.
Back at the Wall, players will experience F1’s most authentic, comprehensive and dynamic management experience to date as they defend their place as one of the greatest athletes of all time on their own terms.
Players will relive key moments from the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship with the all-new Race Replay mode, featuring two unique types of scenarios. In Start Grid, players control a team of their choice in an entire race that simulates the track conditions and grid positions of its real-world counterpart. Meanwhile, Racing Moments challenges fans to take control of a set scenario midway through a real Grand Prix, aiming for a specific goal before the checkered flag is waved, and capturing key strategic decisions for an exciting season. After the conclusion of each real-world race in the 2023 season, new starting grids and a Race Moment will be added to F1 Manager 2023, testing team leaders on a week-by-week basis as they establish their managerial credentials.
F1® Manager 2023 brings every lap to life in stunning broadcast-style visuals, as drivers race from wheel to wheel across six F1® Sprint events and all 23 circuits, including the all-new Las Vegas Strip Circuit. Players can choose to watch the dramatic action unfold through multiple cameras onboard and on the track, plot their strategy on the updated 3D map, or immerse themselves in each heart-to-mouth overrun via the new brow cam.
During each round, the player’s decision is put to the test. Fighting too hard or making a mistake will erode driver confidence, and a new system guides players on the track to balance risk and reward. Fluctuating tire tread and cover temperatures will challenge team leaders to respond to changing environmental conditions on the track to produce results for the plate. Knowing when to push and when to play it safe is more important than ever, with dramatic overtaking and cornering collisions capturing the heightened emotion of every moment.
Fans have unprecedented control over every aspect of their team’s development. A new sporting director offers the opportunity to train the team’s pit crew to reduce costly mistakes, while drivers now evolve according to their focused developmental focus, players can look to the future with greater confidence by scouting talent from the fully simulated F2 – and F3 championships, negotiating contracts for next season to ensure Multi-year success. Developing new car parts is essential to improving the pace over the course of a season, as the balance of performance, weight and cost challenges players’ management skills.
Players who want to be the first out of the pit lane and expand their experience can do so with F1 Manager 2023: Deluxe Edition. In addition to getting access to the game four days before launch, fans will also get 12 exclusive scenarios via the Start Grid and Race Moments. These tests will further test the team leaders, creating some virtual challenging racing experiences; What if it rains in Bahrain? If every car is equal, who will win? Deluxe Edition scenarios give fans the chance to put some of sports’ biggest questions to the test.