EA Sports has just released a "deep dive" gameplay video for the upcoming F1 23, scheduled to launch on PS5 and PS4 next month. In it, we get a better look at the on-track action, with Formula One presenter Natalie Pinkham giving us the lowdown on what's new in this year's racing sim.
First up is the physics and handling, which have been reworked for this iteration. Apparently, it'll deliver the most realistic simulation of the motorsport yet, improving how surfaces and the car interact, how grip is calculated, and more. The result is better-feeling driving — improved low-speed traction and overall driveability are highlighted.
EA Sports says that those playing with a controller will notice the biggest difference; Precision Drive technology has been implemented that, put simply, makes driving with a pad feel far more accurate than before.
As well as that, the video goes into the return of red flags, which have been missing from the series for a while now. This is one more way the game aims to be more true to life — you'll also be able to make adjustments and repairs to your car during a red flag. A new race length option is being implemented too; 35 per cent race length strikes a balance between cutting down the driving time while still maintaining the need for strategy.
Finally, two new circuits will be included in F1 23 — the Las Vegas Street Circuit and Qatar's Losail International Circuit. Photogrammetry, satellite imaging, and all the rest of it was used to make these tracks as authentic as possible.
It all sounds pretty promising, but obviously we'll have to get hands on to check out those handling improvements ourselves. Are you excited for F1 23? Take a pit stop in the comments section below.
Let me kill Devon Butler
Hope the pad is improved gave up on last year's hash of a F1 game.
Nice, and back with Story mode. Las Vegas night street track will be epic!
No PSVR2 support, so I guess sticking to PC again this year.
@Agramonte That's it... VR or die.
Crushed it has no PSVR2 support. Anyone know if it has VR support on PC this year?
@mastrz Yes, they announced it will have PC VR.
Hopefully PSVR2 will be included in 2024’s game.
Some nice changes but not enough to justify its £70 price tag.
Too many rules in F1. Where's the fun in a racing game where you can't cut the odd corner or ram your opponent into the barrier Gran Turismo 3 style?
Not for me.
After the immersion of gt7 in VR I don't think I'll play any driving game flat screen again. I would have bought this day one if it had good psvr2 support, something I've never done with a F1 game.
Hopefully a psvr2 update does come as there are plenty of pc games getting ported over so we know it's possible. I do wonder if they won't though because it's on xbox aswell and they don't want the controversy it might bring? 🤔
@LifeGirl Go play Wreckfest
They claim to have improved the handling and physics every year. They've been saying that for an entire decade, same spiel every year.
Yet every year it still feels rubbish, especially for a joypad user. It always feels bad compared to Forza, GT or even Project Cars (albeit the latter took a LOT of tweaking).
Geoff Crammond's F1GP on the Amiga literally played better on a keyboard.
Just the same old marketing nonsense to extract another £70 for livery updates.
What would add real value is PSVR2 support. If they aren't doing that, I will do what I do every year:
Wait for it to come on Gamepass. Download it. Play it for a couple of hours, say "this handles like a pig in a snowstorm" and uninstall.
I'm not spending £500 building a racing car cockpit in my basement to play this.
No VR2 support, no purchase from me. Particularly as it has PCVR support anyway.
I own them all to F1 21 from Steam sale…. f1 17 is the best IMHO and I would suggest anyone just get that one for $2-5 instead of these reskins for $75
No PSVR2 support because it's simply not worth it for such a small userbase.
Like I said, PSVR2 is overpriced and because it will be a sales flop there will hardly be any AAA games. I guess people defending the price are happy with playing Quest ports/shovelware
I'll be voting with my wallet and not picking it up due to no PSVR2 support.
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