F1 23 PS5: Everything you need to know

F1 23 release date

F1 23 release date

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After a long wait, F1 23 has been officially revealed for the PS5!

After the Konnersport Car Launch, EA and Codemasters took the next step by giving us more details on F1 23 in their official reveal. There are a lot of questions that F1 gamers will be asking themselves about F1 23.

These range from everything to do with Crossplay, general gameplay and whether F1 23 will also be available on old-gen systems such as the PlayStation 4.

Here's everything we know so far about F1 23 on the PlayStation 5!

Latest news - Braking Point 2 first impressions

With just over two weeks until release, we've been hands-on with the Braking Point 2 story mode.

We were able to sample the opening three chapters, which sees returning characters Devon Butler and Aiden Jackson race for the fictional Konnersport team.

With improved presentation and dialogue, F1 23's new story mode is off to a strong start, setting the scene for new characters to enter the fray.

You can check out our F1 23 Braking Point 2 preview here.

Hands-on preview

We have been lucky enough to get hold of an F1 23 preview build thanks to Codemasters. This build, while limited to Grand Prix and Time Trial modes, allowed us to put the new handling model through its paces.

It's safe to say we have been impressed by the changes made to the handling. While there is a learning curve that won't be to everyone's taste, this year is a big step forward.

You can check out our full hands-on preview here.

F1 23 gameplay deep dive shows off improved handling and new Las Vegas circuit

Over the next few weeks in the run-up to launch, EA is releasing weekly deep dives highlighting F1 23's headline new features. The first of these dropped today, focusing on the improved handling, red flags and the new Las Vegas Circuit.

F1 23 Las Vegas screenshot
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As the deep dive highlights, F1 23 will boast "more predictable and authentic vehicle behaviour" for acceleration, braking and rotation. New PrecisionDrive technology will offer finer control for pad players, as demonstrated in a comparison between F1 22 and F1 23.

Returning for the first time since F1 2014, the new red flag system will monitor track conditions to determine whether to deploy a safety car, virtual safety car or a red flag stopping the race. Red flags can be triggered by crashes, cars retiring in unsafe positions on track, or even extreme rain.

Built from the ground up from thousands of reference photographs, the new Las Vegas Circuit is also shown for the first time in all its glamorous glory.

We don't have to wait long for the next deep dive - next week's will focus on Braking Point 2 and F1 World on 19 May.

F1 23 officially revealed!

The day has finally arrived and F1 23 was officially revealed at long last! There were a lot of important announcements, including the game's release date.

Braking Point, one of the most popular game modes in F1 2021, is confirmed to be making a very welcome return in F1 23. There's also a revamped handling model, which should make the driving more realistic and entertaining.

Red flags, which we haven't seen in the official F1 game since F1 2014 are also set to return for F1 23. F1 Life is going to be changed to F1 World, with more of an emphasis on racing rather than time trial challenges.

The new Grand Prix circuits in Las Vegas and Qatar are also confirmed to be in F1 23 from launch, despite the former not being raced on yet.

F1 23 PS5

There's no getting away from how impressive the PS5 is as a console. The PlayStation 5 can run F1 22 in 4K picture quality and 60 fps. The same will likely be true for F1 23 when it launches this summer.

Whichever edition of F1 23 you buy for the PS5, you'll have plenty of content to enjoy!

In addition to returning features like Braking Point, there's also F1 World replacing F1 Life and the new car upgrade system where you earn car parts through race wins and achieving team objectives.

As for new tracks, the Las Vegas street circuit and Qatar are going to be available in F1 23. Furthermore, some extra tracks outside the calendar (Shanghai, Paul Ricard and Portimao) will all return in F1 23.

F1 23 PS5 release date

The release date for F1 23 has been confirmed to be 16 June, so there's not a lot of time left to wait! This is the case worldwide and for every console F1 23 is going to be released on.

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Thanks to the Champions Edition of the game though, you can play F1 23 three days early on 13th June if you pre-order the most complete version of the game.

F1 23 PS5 price

Pre-orders are now live since the announcement trailer for F1 23 has gone live. The standard edition of F1 23 costs £69.99, with EA Play members getting a discounted price of £62.99.

The Champions Edition, on the other hand, thanks to all of the extras that come with it, costs £89.99 or £80.99 for EA Play subscribers.

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Bonus content in the F1 23 Champions Edition includes exclusive Max Verstappen and Las Vegas content, an F1 World Bumper Pack, and four My Team icons.

There are also Braking Point icons, and 18,000 PitCoin to spend in-game.

The Standard Edition comes with 5,000 PitCoin and a Standard F1 World Pack.

PS5 features

Loading times are a thing of the past with the PS5, as its lightning-fast SSD means that you get out of the garage and onto the track faster than ever before.

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Features such as 3D audio and the adaptive triggers & haptic feedback from the DualSense controller will make you feel like you're in the game like never before.

PSVR2 support

With Gran Turismo 7 setting new standards for VR console racing, PS5 players are wondering if F1 23 will support PSVR2.

F1 22 in VR
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Sadly, EA has confirmed that F1 23 will only support PC VR, with no plans to bring it to PSVR2. This is a massive missed opportunity for F1 fans as there are no new PSVR2 racing games on the horizon this year.

EA's decision is likely due to the PSVR2's low install base compared to the PS5. This makes it hard to justify the resources required to port F1 23 to Sony's VR headset.

Trophy list

For players who want an extra challenge, F1 22 had 51 PlayStation trophies including the Platinum trophy. This is pretty standard for a full game, so F1 23's should be similar to the F1 22 trophy list.

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F1 22 will have 51 PlayStation trophies to collect.

PS5 racing wheels

When a controller pad won't cut it, you can level up by using a racing wheel on your PS5. As the PS5 continues to mature, more wheel manufacturers are making hardware specifically for it.

The Fanatec GT DD Pro is a stellar piece of kit that delivers direct drive, table-mounting, and high-quality performance for PlayStation racers.

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THE REAL DEAL: The GT DD Pro bundle is perhaps the best deal on the sim racing market right now

If you're looking for something a little cheaper, the Thrustmaster T248 is a perfect choice.

What about the PS4?

One of the biggest question marks around F1 23 on PlayStation is about its last-gen system, the PS4. F1 22 was launched on both PS5 and PS4, but will that be the same 12 months on?

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The answer to that question is yes! As F1 23 has been confirmed for the PS4 too. Those who purchase either the PS4 or PS5 game will be able to play on both systems assuming you're using the same PSN profile.

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