The latest entry in Codemasters and EA Sports' long-running F1 series arrives later this week in the form of F1 23, and if you're an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate / EA Play member, you can start playing it right now with a five-hour free trial!
Here's how to find the F1 23 free trial with Xbox Game Pass:
- Go to the Microsoft Store app on your Xbox
- Search for 'F1 23'
- Look for "View Free Trial" or "Install" with EA Play
- Once you've hit "Install", your download should begin
In terms of reviews, F1 23 is off to a great start with a Metacritic rating of 83 for PlayStation 5 and 82 for PC (the Xbox Series X|S version doesn't have enough ratings yet). We'll throw some samples down below:
God Is A Geek (9/10)
"EA Sports F1 23 is an improvement on last year, bringing back the enjoyable Braking Point story, and providing better control on the track."
PC Gamer (87/100)
"The excellent story, still-superlative career and loot-based F1 World make for a convincing and gigantic F1 experience."
"F1 23 is a fast-paced thrill-ride plunging you into the extraordinary world of Formula One. Braking Point 2 is a huge success, and while other elements of the game have barely changed, the gameplay itself is as addictive as it is enthralling."
Sports Illustrated (7/10)
"In conclusion, F1 23 has few standout innovations compared to last year’s game, and is lucky enough to come along with a genuine revolution in the sport. F1 World’s good and will only get better, while the game remains a fun and authentic simul-arcade experience and a solid starting point for those willing to learn how to play with a steering wheel."
The standard edition of F1 2023 launches on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S this Friday, June 16th. If you can't wait until then, there's also a Champions Edition which is available right now.