The news follows a lack of pre-release Beta for last year’s title, EA Sports F1 22. It did, however, have two test sessions for cross-platform online multiplayer, which at the time was a new feature for the game series.
These were originally set for before the game was released, but with the addition then pushed to two months after the release, the Betas too were delayed until August.
While it’s not clear what will be tested in F1 23‘s public closed Beta, we think it’s an encouraging sign that the Birmingham-based Codemasters development team is implementing a test session to gather feedback and potential bugs before the game is final this time around.
F1 22 did suffer a rather buggy launch, leading to a long list of known issues and work-in-progess fix list soon after its release. We hope this programme helps to mitigate a similar scenario this time around.
To take part, you must first sign up for Electronic Art’s Playtesting programme, signing in with an EA account, and select the F1 session. Entry closes Friday 21st April 2023.
To this point, all we know so far about the title is its name, that Max Verstappen has signed a deal to partner across a whole host of EA Sports titles and that former vehicle handling lead David Greco has moved to a new start-up, Lighthouse Games.
Today’s (17th April 2023) news could be the start of further information being released in the near future.