With another year comes another collection of racing games for players to look forward to, and 2023 looks as though it could be a memorable year for the genre.
From a long-awaited next entry in a major series to the annual franchises players are intimately familiar with, there are many exciting titles set to be released over the next 12 months. Here are the titles scheduled for release in 2023 that RaceFans is most excited to play.
Forza Motorsport – Xbox Series S|X, Xbox One, PC
Turn 10 / Microsoft – Spring 2023
The last time a ‘true’ Forza Motorsport game was released Lewis Hamilton was only a three-times world champion. But this year, Xbox and PC gamers finally get a new entry in the franchise that is Microsoft’s answer to Gran Turismo.
However, unlike GT7 that was released last year, Forza Motorsport will only be released on current-gen Series S|X consoles and PC – completely untethered from previous-gen hardware. Over two years into the console’s lifespan, expect this title to be one of the system’s marquee releases.
What Turn 10 have shown off already has been tantalising – incredibly detailed models, impressive lighting and weather effects and reworked physics. It won’t be long until players get the chance to try it out for themselves – especially as the game will be coming to Game Pass on day one.
F1 23 – TBC
Codemasters / EA – TBA
It’s fair to say the 2022 instalment of Codemasters’ long-running F1 franchise underwhelmed many hardcore fans of the series. With so many long-running gameplay gripes not addressed, incremental improvements to existing modes and the addition of supercars and ‘F1 life’ features that few asked for or enjoyed, players are looking for a lot more from F1 23.
As the third entry on current-generation hardware, players will rightly have high expectations for the latest. Reports have suggested that EA and Codemasters have ambitious plans for the 2023 edition, but there is nothing official yet. But whether it’s a new engine or a major overhaul of single-player or multiplayer modes, fans would likely welcome a shake-up of a well-worn formula.
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IndyCar ’23 – TBC
Motorsport Games – TBA
It’s been far, far too long since the IndyCar series had its own game for fans to enjoy that features all the teams, drivers and circuits of the premier single-seater championship in North…