As we edge close to F1 Manager 2023’s official released date (31st of July 2023), Frontier Developments has released another gameplay trailer showcasing the improvements made to the game’s simulation of wheel-to-wheel racing.
Coming off the back of last week’s first look at the Las Vegas Strip Circuit, the big takeaway from the trailer is that AI drivers should now take multiple racing lines throughout a race in a more realistic fashion than in F1 Manager 2022.
The effectiveness of their racing line is based on their confidence levels, abilities and their selected race tactics at any given moment.We covered nearly all of these new features in our comprehensive preview article late last month, but the highlights are summarised below.
You can now boost a driver’s race displays by ensuring they are well prepared with optimal track knowledge and set-up confidence throughout the weekend, with race-specific events like successful overtakes and purple sectors enhancing overall confidence.
This will make your driver increasingly likely to make overtakes stick and less likely to make mistakes when adjusting their aggressiveness in the new-for-2023 tactics menu. Naturally, the opposite is also true, with drivers more likely to take erratic lines or cause incidents due to being under-prepared or low on confidence.
Crash, bang, wallop
This neatly brings up how F1 Manager 2023 will throw up more realistic crashes than its predecessor, improving the broadcast optics while watching a race. Incidents will occur more naturally, with fewer of the janky movements featured in ‘22 (although we still witnessed this in the preview build we received).
Asking your driver to push hard will see them visibly use kerbs more aggressively than before, with Frontier Developments promising AI teams will adjust their strategies more freely based on evolving race conditions – they’ll make mistakes just as you will (probably not as often…).
F1 Manager 2023 will be released on the 31st of July 2023 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, costing £44.99. The Deluxe Edition unlocks gameplay on the 27th of July and costs £54.99, shipping with 12 intriguing Exclusive Scenarios to play through.
Boxed versions of F1 Manager 2023 will be made available to customers on the 31st of August 2023.
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