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Launch date and new features confirmed for F1 23 game – plus watch the official trailer here

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EA Sports have revealed the first trailer for the new F1 23 game – and confirmed the launch date.

Formula 1 and Electronic Arts have also announced that F1 23 will include new features including the brand-new Las Vegas Grand Prix, the returning Qatar Grand Prix and much more.

F1 23 will release across PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via EA App, Epic Games Store and Steam, on June 16.

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Seven-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton will grace the cover alongside Lando Norris and Charles Leclerc while Max Verstappen is the cover star for the Digital Champions Edition, which gives players three days of early access to the game (on June 13) along with more benefits, including 18,000 PitCoin.

New features also include a refined handling model with new physics plus 35% race distances. The popular story mode, 'Braking Point', will see Aiden Jackson return with Konnersport Racing Team and protagonist Devon Butler, and a host of new characters.

Brandon Snow, Managing Director of Commercial at Formula 1 said: “We are delighted to continue working with EA Sports on creating the latest F1 game for the 2023 season. F1 23 is another way in which we are able to give gamers and fans an additional way to enjoy and engage with the sport and a first-hand experience of being behind the wheel.

"The exciting addition of the Las Vegas circuit on this year’s game will provide fans with their first taste of what’s to come ahead of the inaugural Grand Prix later this year.”

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Lee Mather, Senior Creative Director at Codemasters said: “The return of Braking Point allows players to immerse themselves in a racing story, with a host of new and returning characters and surprising twists.

"We’re adding more race authenticity by introducing red flags and the 35% race distance, giving players more strategy and unpredictability. Our refined handling delivers more predictable behaviour and better traction to help players attack the circuit and get on the podium.”

Watch the trailer for F1 23 in the video player above, and tap here for more info and to pre-order the game.

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