F1 23: 2023 F2 Cars Out Now in Sports Update

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EA Sports has recently announced that players will gain access to up-to-date liveries and the 2023 F2 cars in the next F1 23 update, releasing 16 October.

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UPDATE 16/10/2023:

The latest update to EA Sport’s F1 23 has released today. Bringing the title to version 1.15, it includes a selection of fixes that will surely please the community. However, it is the car refreshments that truly dominate the so-called F1 23 Sports Update.

As part of this latest version of the game, F1 23 receives a number of tweaks to the Formula One car models. Since the game’s launch, teams have brought a seemingly never-ending stream of updates to their cars. With this version, the cars should be accurate as of the most recent GP, Qatar. This includes the 3D models, but also the liveries and team wear.

For those even more enamoured by the F1 circus, the current Formula 2 cars, teams, drivers and liveries are all in the game. Rather than forcibly racing the 2022 season of F2 cars, one can now jump aboard the final set of Dallara F2/18 liveries. In fact, the junior rung of the feeder series ladder will get a new model next year.


Aside from the headlining refreshments, F1 23 gets a number of fixes and improvements in the Sports Update. The full changelog is available in page two.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE 27/09/2023:

Upon launch back in early June, F1 23 released with a selection of 2023 Formula One team liveries accurate to the early races of the season. Furthermore, with liveries and drivers accurate to the 2022 Formula 2 season, EA announced the current season would release later in the year.

Well, it is now later in the year and EA Sports has announced what is coming in the next major F1 23 update. With up-to-date liveries for both F1 and F2 as well as numerous challenges, F1 23 players will have plenty to do in October.

Current F1 23 Liveries​

Throughout an F1 season, teams apply various changes to their car livery and design. In fact, outfits like McLaren and Williams seemingly update their colours every weekend. Additionally, teams tend to bring radical car upgrade packages to each event. Therefore, ensuring the F1 23 cars are fully accurate is a difficult task.


But with this latest update, releasing on 16 October, players will finally have a game perfectly representative of the sport in its current state. Indeed, every car and livery is being remodelled to reflect how they appear in real life. For instance, Mercedes will certainly no longer feature the early season version of its car with minimal sidepods.

In addition to the Formula 1 cars becoming accurate to a more recent version of the game, F1 23 will also include the 2023 F2 season of cars and drivers. At launch, the title featured last year’s collection as the developers focused on perfecting the F1 line-up. But with the game now released, focus has switched to the junior category. Each livery and driver currently in the series will feature in the game from the middle of October.


At the Italian Grand Prix, FOM unveiled the car set to power next year’s Formula 2 stars to victory. Featuring styling more akin to the ground effect F1 racers and much more pronounced aero, it is a looker of a car. Will we see this model emerge in the game in later updates? Only time will tell.

Events in October​

In addition to announcing the refreshed content, EA Sports provided insight into upcoming F1 World events taking place in October. Since the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, fans have had the chance to win special car liveries or designs by taking on different drivers in time trial events.

It seems these Pro Challenges are set to continue. Currently, one can log on to the game and compete in the most recent of these. Until 2 October, fans can try and beat Max Verstappen’s Suzuka time of 1:28:177. Do this and you will win the Dutch driver’s Japanese GP helmet.


Further events in this style are set to take place for each Grand Prix in October. The Qatar Grand Prix, United States Grand Prix at COTA and Mexican Grand Prix will all get their own Pro Challenge. F1 Replay events in which players can recount important moments of each race will also be available.

Finally, the developers tease unique Scenario Events for both Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez. These will take place from 17-22 October and 23-30 October respectively. So keep an eye out.

What do you make of the upcoming liveries update and F1 23 plans for October? Tell us in the comments down below!
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One more reason to avoid, if possible, to buy the F1 game on release day: it takes 3 months to add the current year's F2 liveries. I don't understand why it takes such a long time.

I wonder what will happen next year, when the new F2 car is introduced. We're not talking about a simple set of liveries, but an entire new physics model.
 
One more reason to avoid, if possible, to buy the F1 game on release day: it takes 3 months to add the current year's F2 liveries. I don't understand why it takes such a long time.

I wonder what will happen next year, when the new F2 car is introduced. We're not talking about a simple set of liveries, but an entire new physics model.
Also the painfully slow updates of models. I remember CTDP 2006 mod in rfactor had every version of every car for the season. Scum-masters and EA once they take peoples cash post the marketing hype do nothing.
 
One more reason to avoid, if possible, to buy the F1 game on release day: it takes 3 months to add the current year's F2 liveries. I don't understand why it takes such a long time.
That's because you misunderstand the concept of Formula 2 in F1 games. It serves as an entry point for the career mode. And in order to do that, it needs to be the season year before the F1 season that's being represented in the game.

In simple terms, in order to graduate to Formula 1 in 2023, you need to compete in Formula 2 in 2022, not 2023.

You may disagree with that approach, but it's coherent and 2023 F2 season is basically a bonus in it and it makes sense.
 
That's because you misunderstand the concept of Formula 2 in F1 games. It serves as an entry point for the career mode. And in order to do that, it needs to be the season year before the F1 season that's being represented in the game.

In simple terms, in order to graduate to Formula 1 in 2023, you need to compete in Formula 2 in 2022, not 2023.

You may disagree with that approach, but it's coherent and 2023 F2 season is basically a bonus in it and it makes sense.
Honestly, that sounds like a very poor reason for the delay. What if someone wants to jump in and race the current F2 right away, without bothering with career mode?

I mean, it's not *that* hard to have the liveries ready for release day.
 
Honestly, that sounds like a very poor reason for the delay. What if someone wants to jump in and race the current F2 right away, without bothering with career mode?

I mean, it's not *that* hard to have the liveries ready for release day.
It's a Formula 1 game first and foremost. Formula 2 serves a subservant role there, just like in real life.
 
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Sorry, but I am simply not convinced. It's just a game. Just make the liveries available on day 1.
That's just acting entitled. You're buying a Formula 1 game and you get a preceding Formula 2 season in the package, for the reasons I mentioned. That's the deal.
 
That's just acting entitled. You're buying a Formula 1 game and you get a preceding Formula 2 season in the package, for the reasons I mentioned. That's the deal.
Considering the high price EA asks every year for its game, I can't see how my comment can come off as entitled. And the reason you mentioned makes no sense. Making the customer wait 3 months for something that could be released on day 1 is just ridiculous.
 
they don't want to publish too much content because it will be absent from the next game release. so here it becomes clear EA's line which is the same year after year regardless of the game.
 
One more reason to avoid, if possible, to buy the F1 game on release day: it takes 3 months to add the current year's F2 liveries. I don't understand why it takes such a long time.

I wonder what will happen next year, when the new F2 car is introduced. We're not talking about a simple set of liveries, but an entire new physics model.
you can buy if you are F1 fan, personnally I won't use F2, like for WRC game, I use only WRC 1 cars, never WRC 2 or WRC3, I rarely use GT4, only GT3

Buying F1 23 for the F2 cars is very rare.

Anyway, it wont change that F1 23 is the best F1 game and has the most copies sold, with or without F2.
 
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Considering the high price EA asks every year for its game, I can't see how my comment can come off as entitled. And the reason you mentioned makes no sense. Making the customer wait 3 months for something that could be released on day 1 is just ridiculous.
It's entitled because you're bitching about waiting for something that's not part of the offer.

Doesn't matter how much it cost, because that's not what you paid for. 2023 F2 liveries are not what you paid for. Demanding them based on the pricetag is just populism.

You don't like the price for what you're getting? Don't buy. End of story.

And if you think there's nothing stopping devs from adding those liveries right away, including also suits and faces, etc., then maybe make a livery sometime and find out if it's really so effortless.
 
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Here's a thought. Don't include F2 cars. Fix everything wrong with F1 and at the end of the year, if there is time, throw in the F2 cars then. F1 should be ashamed that this is their "official game".
 
Here's a thought. Don't include F2 cars. Fix everything wrong with F1 and at the end of the year, if there is time, throw in the F2 cars then. F1 should be ashamed that this is their "official game".
Different people for different tasks.
 
It's entitled because you're bitching about waiting for something that's not part of the offer.

Doesn't matter how much it cost, because that's not what you paid for. 2023 F2 liveries are not what you paid for. Demanding them based on the pricetag is just populism.

You don't like the price for what you're getting? Don't buy. End of story.

And if you think there's nothing stopping devs from adding those liveries right away, including also suits and faces, etc., then maybe make a livery sometime and find out if it's really so effortless.
I think some people here work for EA. That's the only explanation for those who try to justify something that is so hard to justify in the first place.

This is EA, not a small studio. Considering the resources at their disposal, and the fact that they are selling at full price every year what is essentially a livery update with minor changes, it's not a big demand to release the current F2 liveries at the same time as the old ones.
 
I think some people here work for EA. That's the only explanation for those who try to justify something that is so hard to justify in the first place.

This is EA, not a small studio. Considering the resources at their disposal, and the fact that they are selling at full price every year what is essentially a livery update with minor changes, it's not a big demand to release the current F2 liveries at the same time as the old ones.
What's hard to justify is complaining about not getting something you didn't pay for. And EA's vast resources don't exist to satisfy your personal whims. Get over yourself.
 
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One more reason to avoid, if possible, to buy the F1 game on release day: it takes 3 months to add the current year's F2 liveries. I don't understand why it takes such a long time.

I wonder what will happen next year, when the new F2 car is introduced. We're not talking about a simple set of liveries, but an entire new physics model.
My guess is that there's a lot of logistics behind it; modelling new drivers' faces, licensing agreements with teams, drivers and specific sponsors for logos & likenesses to appear in-game, and probably several other behind-the-scenes factors.

After all, licensing is one of the biggest prohibiting factors for other racing games to adding in their legacy content, even if they have assets from prior titles all ready to go in the latest title, never mind any new content.
 
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