With our hands-on preview of F1 Manager 2023 in the can, we’ve had a chance to digest some of the game’s lesser-known new features.
With Race Replay looking like an enjoyable game-changer, and career mode additions like pitcrew training and better scouting and recruiting mechanics seemingly adding an extra coat of polish to the series, we spotted another small – yet effective – improvement.
F1 Manager 2023 is set to feature much-enhanced in-game racetrack backgrounds. Only seen when fast-forwarding gameplay beyond double speed, the circuit backgrounds in F1 Manager 2022 were homogenised, with every track tinged in a moody blue colour, giving the impression of racing in the Atlantis Grand Prix.
However, for 2023, developer Frontier Developments has gone for a much more realistic depiction of each track, showing off the green and pleasant land surrounding Silverstone, with Monaco’s harbour brought to life with a splash of colour (we would also expect to see tracks like Bahrain International Circuit and Yas Marina surrounded by desert sands).
It’s a minor adjustment to the game’s aesthetic but an important one considering how much time players will spend fast-forwarding through races.
F1 Manager 2023 will be released on the 31st of July for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
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