EA SPORTS has announced today (2nd of June 2023) that this year’s revised Spanish and Singapore Grand Prix circuit layouts will make their way to F1 23.
The global publishing and developing behemoth takes charge of its second Formula 1 game since its acquisition of Codemasters in 2021 and aims to provide the best F1 gaming experience yet.
Although the series has long been criticised for its track depictions, with many featuring the same visuals year-to-year, EA SPORTS has promised that the configuration used in this season’s Spanish Grand Prix – due to kick off this Sunday (4th June) – will be in-game from launch on the 16th of June.
The Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya has done away with the final, slow-speed complex in use since 2007 and replaced it with a fast right-hand sweep, meaning cars will be nearly flat-out in the final two corners. The move is designed to improve overtaking but it remains to be seen if this will be the case.
Likewise, the updated Marina Bay Circuit in Singapore will also appear in F1 23, albeit in a post-release update. Redevelopment works have prompted organisers to alter the track layout, meaning the section between Turns 16 and 19 will now become a near-400m long straight.
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