Before we get too ahead of ourselves, MicroProse is a very different company to (and owned by a different organisation)the one that created Grand Prix 1-4, Grand Prix Manager and Grand Prix World. But still, there’s something romantic about seeing that name attributed to a new racing management game.
The sequel to 2019’s original will see you oversee racing across 16 different tracks, and while it’s not an officially licenced product, will see both ERS and DRS management.
In fact, free from the shackles of the real-world, there will be 12 playable teams, 42 drivers and six engine suppliers, with a driver market. Five different facilities can be built build and upgraded.
Each race will be modelled in 3D, something the original did not implement, instead relying on the classic management-sim style of dots on a map. Being able to customise your car’s livery is also an option alongside fictional sponsors, and the races will be commentated upon, provided by Jake Sanson.
The title is available to wishlist on PC via Steam now, and while there’s no release date yet, you can also register your interest for a playtest, which is set to commence on 2nd June 2023.
As with every management title, the proof will be if there’s enough depth to deliver hundreds of hours of progression. We hope to find out soon.