F1 Manager 2023 will be released digitally on the 31st of July 2023 across PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but details of a physical release date have been thin on the ground.
However, an Amazon listing for the game has highlighted that the boxed version of F1 Manager 2023 will be made available to customers on the 31st of August 2023 – a full calendar month after the digital versions – costing £44.99 across the board.
The standard digital version of F1 Manager 2023 will cost £44.99 across PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, with the Deluxe Edition costing £54.99 (although it’s listed as £55 on the PlayStation Store, oddly).
A boxed Deluxe Edition of the game has yet to be announced, but listings have appeared online for the digital Deluxe Upgrade Pack DLC, meaning players can upgrade boxed versions at a later date if required.
Although yet to be confirmed by F1 Manager 2023 developer Frontier Developments – so take this information with a large pinch of salt – console players looking for a physical edition of the game will miss out on over four weeks of gameplay compared to digital early-adopters (five weeks if you consider Deluxe Edition owners can get access to the game from the 27th of July).
F1 Manager 2023 availability
F1 Manager 2023 is available to pre-order digitally now, with three unique scenarios to play through as a pre-order bonus. The Deluxe Edition is also available for pre-order, offering 12 Exclusive Scenarios to play through. The game will release digitally on the 31st of July across consoles and PC.
Although PC gamers are well used to buying games almost exclusively in digital format, it’s more unusual for console players to face such a discrepancy between boxed and digital release dates. Is this a trend that’s likely to continue in future?
Which version of F1 Manager 2023 will you buy? Do you prefer a boxed or digital game releases? Let us know in the comments below.