ICYMI: This week in racing games – 09 June 2023

ICYMI: This week in racing games – 09 June 2023

ICYMI: This week in racing games – 09 June 2023

Welcome to Rear View Mirror, your weekly racing game news roundup. Join us as we shift into reverse and look back at the last week of racing game news.

Want to know everything that happened in the world of racing games this week? Get up to speed in our latest weekly roundup.

This week saw Frontier confirm when we can play F1 Manager 2023 plus the reveal of a new official Le Mans game, the F1 23 driver stats, and much more.

F1 Manager 2023 release date and new game mode revealed

Formula F fans have two official F1 games to look forward to. Codemasters’ F1 23 is roaring onto PC and consoles next week. F1 Manager 2023 will soon follow, putting you in the role of Team Principal making crucial decisions.

F1 Manager 2023 visor cam
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F1 Manager 2023 was announced last month with a vague summer release window. This week, however, Frontier confirmed the F1 Manager 2023 release date – and it’s coming one month earlier than last year’s game. Frontier also revealed a new Race Replay mode that lets you rewrite F1 history in scenarios. 

Le Mans Ultimate announced

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the ultimate endurance race. Despite this, we haven’t had an official Le Mans game in over 20 years. That will change later this year with the release of Le Mans Ultimate.

Le Mans Ultimate
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Announced this week by publisher Motorsport Games and developed by Studio 397, Le Mans Ultimate will use rFactor 2’s physics engine and feature asynchronous online multiplayer for an authentic endurance racing experience. All cars, teams and tracks from the 2023 World Endurance Championship will feature including the Hypercar class introduced in 2021.

Le Mans Ultimate is racing onto PC this December, but fans attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans can play an early build at Circuit de la Sarthe this weekend.

F1 23 Career and My Team modes detailed

While Codemasters has primarily focused on promoting F1 23’s new headline features like Braking Point 2 and F1 World, the core Career and My Team modes will also be updated.

F1 23
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But if you were hoping for major changes, you’re probably going to be disappointed.

In other racing game news…

EA revealed the F1 23 soundtrack, which contains 35 artists from 16 countries headlined by Swedish House Mafia ft Fridayy’s single ‘See the Light’.

While we’re still waiting for WRC 23 to be announced, rumours are swirling that Codemasters’ WRC debut will skip PS4 and Xbox One unlike F1 23 – here’s why we think this is a good move.

DIRT Rally 2.0 screenshot
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Need for Speed Unbound's next content is around the corner, with EA confirming the Vol .3 update will be revealed next week.

In case you missed it…

Fans of two-wheel racing rejoice: MotoGP 23 is out now. We’ve played it and were particularly with the revamped career mode – you can find out our full verdict in our MotoGP 23 review. New players can also find plenty of tips and tricks in our MotoGP 23 beginner’s guide.

Since it launched last year, Polyphony has continually released monthly Gran Turismo 7 updates. Guest writer Roflwaffle explains why these updates fail to address GT7’s core issues.

As always, you can check out our weekly guides on Forza Horizon 5’s estival Playlist, Photo Challenge and Treasure Hunt, as well as the latest GT7 Daily Races.

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