What is MotoGP 23?
MotoGP 23 is the latest game in the long-running MotoGP series, which emulates the real-world MotoGP motorcycle racing series’ riders, tracks and bikes.
Who is developing MotoGP 23?
MotoGP 23 is being developed by Italian studio Milestone, which has developed the official MotoGP games since 2013. Milestone has a long history of developing motorbike racing games having also developed official FIM Motocross World Championship and World Superbike Championship titles.
Will MotoGP 23 have flag-to-flag races?
Yes, for the first time in the series MotoGP 23 will feature flag-to-flag races. In the event of changeable weather mid-race, MotoGP 23 players can enter the pitlane to change their bikes.
If the race starts dry and transitions to wet (and vice-versa), riders can pit for an entirely new bike specifically set up for the changing conditions. This is designed to enhance rider safety while adding an element of strategy to proceedings. Judging the optimal moment to switch bikes can be crucial to a rider’s finishing position.
Will MotoGP 23 have dynamic weather?
Yes, thanks to the introduction of flag-to-flag races MotoGP 23 will also have dynamic weather, meaning races can be wet, dry or damp, with varying levels of wetness in between. Drying racing lines should be present as they also appeared in MotoGP 22.
Will MotoGP 23 have online multiplayer?
Yes, MotoGP 23 will have online multiplayer incorporating cross-play functionality between PlayStation and Xbox platforms (cross-play is unavailable on the Nintendo Switch and PC versions). Multiplayer will also feature Ranked Races; an online matchmaking system where players are placed into races with opponents of similar skill levels.
It is unclear whether flag-to-flag races will be available during online or local split-screen multiplayer at this stage.
WIll MotoGP 23 have local multiplayer?
Yes, MotoGP 23 will feature local two-player split-screen multiplayer.
Will MotoGP’s support series feature in MotoGP 23?
Yes, MotoGP 23 will feature Moto3, Moto2 and MotoE support categories.
Will MotoGP 23 have a career mode?
Yes, MotoGP 23 will feature a single-player career mode including all the bikes, riders and tracks of the 2023 MotoGP season. The career mode will introduce a new ‘Turning Points’ system allowing players to make faster progress through the support classes into MotoGP.
In-season challenges and tests will also serve to aid bike development, with the in-game social media mechanic used to manage relationships with AI riders, affecting your rivals’ behaviour on-track.
Will all the 2023 MotoGP liveries be included in MotoGP 23?
No. Although MotoGP 23 will ship with the correct liveries, bikes and riders present in the 2023 MotoGP season, the Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE classes will receive updated paint schemes in a post-launch update.
Will MotoGP 23 feature the Sokol International Racetrack?
It has not been confirmed whether or not the Sokol International Racetrack will appear in MotoGP 23. The Kazakhstani venue is new to MotoGP this season and is set to hold a round of the championship until 2028.
What is MotoGP 23’s release date?
MotoGP 23 will be released on the 8th of June 2023 – nearly 14 months after MotoGP 22 came out.
Which platforms will MotoGP 23 be available for?
MotoGP 23 will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (Steam)
*information correct as of 30/3/23
Images courtesy of Milestone