Formula 1 fans who want to take the reigns of one of the world's premier racing teams can get excited for the upcoming months: F1 Manager 23 is set to launch this summer, including many requested additions and deeper management features alongside all teams and drivers of the 2023 season - and more.
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2022 marked the release of the first official F1 management game in 22 years - this time, the wait is significantly smaller, with F1 Manager 23 being due for release this summer. Developer Frontier has refined and builds upon its previous game, introducing various new elements to its new version.
Deeper Management, New ModeA new role is introduced in person of the Sporting Director, enabling players to have more influence on their pit crew, their training and risk management for pit stops - do you want to play it safe or rather see lightning-quick stops with a greater risk of major mistakes?
Weight is going to play a more important factor in car development as well. It is going to be crucial to find the right balance between speed and reliability. As races become more dynamic thanks to a new system that introduces different confidence levels for drivers, strenghts and weaknesses of each care are going to be even more important. More pieces than before need to be assembled to a potentially championship-winning puzzle as a result.
An all-new Race Replay mode revolves around scenarios from the 2023 season. The official announcement states that players will be able "to rewrite key moments from throughout the 23-race season" - an interesting tie-in with the real championship that allows players to come up with their own solutions to try and tackle problems and scenarios teams have faced on the real tracks.
Young Talent & Key PersonnelFormula 2 and Formula 3 drivers are back in F1 Manager 23 as well, giving players the opportunity to scout young talent and develop their next star driver. The seasons of the junior championships are fully simulated, and like in the previous title, key team personnel of F2 and F3 teams can also be hired for the players' F1 team.
Broadcast presentation, including real team radio messages, is back as well with David Croft and Karun Chandhok on the commentary microphones.
F1 Manager 2023 is coming to PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4/5 and Xbox Series X|S/One this summer. The game can be acquired as digitally as well as physically.
Its predecessor was received favorably, although an early announcement to end support via updates resulted in backlash from the community in October after the game had been released in August. Frontier subsequently reversed this decision and continued rolling out updates and patches, the last one of which has been released in early March of 2023.