Published on June 8th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning


Milestone and Dorna Sports S.L. are excited to announce the release of MotoGP™23. This latest instalment in the iconic franchise includes all the official riders, circuits*, and formats from the 2023 season across the MotoGP™, Moto2™, Moto3™, and MotoE™ categories. Starting today, fans can enjoy the game on PlayStation®5, PlayStation®4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch™, and Steam.

Watch the launch trailer here: https://youtu.be/0jRQupjjlT4


MotoGP™23 includes a redesigned career mode, offering players a unique journey to become motorbike racing legends. The game introduces Turning Points that shape players’ careers based on their performance and choices. For example, successful results in the Moto3™ debut season could grant immediate access to the Moto2™ or MotoGP™ categories, thereby accelerating class progression. The game goes beyond mere race victories, by incorporating objectives that have an impact on bike development. This added depth to the gameplay will encourage players to engage in multiple seasons, enhancing the overall experience.


MotoGP™23 introduces a social network, allowing interaction beyond the racetrack. This new feature allows players to forge alliances or instigate rivalries, with AI behaviour during races influenced by players’ actions on the social network. Maintaining a positive reputation is vital in MotoGP™23 as it not only affects the reactions of other riders but also influences the goals set by the team for the players. Be warned: each team has only two slots, and failure to meet these objectives may result in termination at the end of the season. Additionally, improvements have been made to AI behaviour, with each rider now possessing a unique personality and riding style that accurately reflects their real-life counterparts.


In MotoGP™23, the responsibility of motorcycle development falls on the lead rider of the team. Players must prove themselves worthy of this role and strive to move beyond being a second rider. Progression is achieved through Turning Points, which allow players to ascend within team hierarchies and contribute to the technical development during tests. This also applies to AI-controlled teams, whose bikes will evolve from their standard performances, leading to  potentially unexpected outcomes each season. As a result, the performances of rivals will change every year, requiring players to not only focus on their own bikes’ performance but also keep an eye on the performance of the other riders. 


MotoGP™23 introduces two ground-breaking features that aim to revolutionise players’ experiences and enhance the game’s realism: Dynamic Weather and Flag-to-Flag** races. The first one brings the unpredictability of real-world racing conditions into the franchise. A sunny and dry race can swiftly transform into a waterlogged battleground, challenging not only players’ racing skills but also their adaptability, as they navigate through shifting grip and visibility conditions. The second feature, Flag-to-Flag races, allows riders the option to return to the pit-lane and switch bikes in response to changing weather conditions. This rule is now incorporated into MotoGP™23, intensifying the level of realism and offering an engaging and immersive racing experience like never before.


To meet newcomers’ needs, MotoGP™23 introduces new Neural Aids for brakes, acceleration, and handling. These aids are designed to offer an accessible yet challenging gaming experience, allowing players of all skill levels to feel the adrenaline rush of real MotoGP™ racing. In addition, the beloved MotoGP™ Academy makes its return to assist players whether they’re learning the basics or refining their techniques through specialised training sessions.


MotoGP™23 takes multiplayer gaming to new heights by offering a wide range of options designed to enhance interactivity and social engagement. One of the most exciting additions is cross-play***, enabling players to race against others regardless of their gaming platform. Additionally, MotoGP™23 introduces Ranked Races, a new feature designed to ensure a fair and competitive gaming experience by matching players with other with similar skill levels. This fosters a more competitive and thrilling race where everyone has a chance to shine. However, there is also room for local multiplayer experiences, as the beloved 2-player local split-screen** feature makes a return, allowing friends to share a screen and compete in a side-by-side, creating and exciting and immersive racing experience right in their living rooms.


MotoGP™23 will also offer various graphic editors to allow riders to customise their two-wheel experience. The helmet editor gives players the opportunity to add extravagant colours or maintain a sleek minimalist design to their avatars. With the sticker editor players can select from a wide range of designs and customise their bikes with unique decals.

The racing number editor gives players the freedom to add an additional layer of individuality, providing unique identifiers. Lastly, the butt patch editor allows players to design their own patches to be worn on their racing suits. These editors collectively offer players the ability to make their journey in MotoGP™23 even more unique and personalised.

About the Author


Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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