F1 Manager 2023: new realistic race backdrops revealed 

Ross McGregor
F1 Manager’s race backdrops receive a makeover for its 2023 edition, providing a more realistic approach compared to the 2022 game.
F1 Manager 2023, Monaco

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). 

F1 Manager 2022
F1 Manager 2022’s race screens looked quite bland

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.

Do you prefer the new look to F1 Manager’s in-game circuits? Let us know in the comments below. 

F1 Manager 2023, Silverstone
More colour can be expected in F1 Manager 2023
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