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F1 2017 Releases August 2017, Gameplay Revealed (No VR Plans Announced At This Time)

By Jon Ireson in Videos

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New gameplay has been revealed in a recent trailer for the upcoming racing title F1 2017 from development house Codemasters known for DiRT, GRID, and many others throughout their catalog of leading industry work across the past 30 years. Compatible with PlayStation 4, Xbox ONE, and Windows PC (through the Steam Store thankfully), F1 2017 releases August 25, 2017 from publisher Deep Silver.

As the 9th title in the F1 racing video game series, F1 2017 is marking the revival of classic cars to the franchise for the first time since F1 2013. Some cars returning as part of this effort include Ferrari F2002, Williams FW14B, and McLaren MP4/4 (although the MP4/4 is currently bundled as part of the F1 2017 Special Edition package).

Below is an excerpt from the official press release which will give racing fans a closer look at the behind-the-scenes development of this trailer:

“”In a first for the Codemasters F1 videogame series, in addition to all 20 official 2017 circuits being present in the new game, F1 2017 will also include four shortened circuit variations, including ‘Silverstone Short’, on which Max Verstappen drove the 2017 Red Bull Racing RB13 and also the classic 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6 during his time with the new game recently.

In the trailer Verstappen also comments on how the two cars feel to him compared to his real-life experiences, “The 2017 RB13 feels really good in the game with the extra grip from the new 2017 car designs as well as from the wider tires, resulting in faster cornering speeds which require more precision. In comparison, the classic RB6 is lighter, with a slower top speed, and later braking, and of course the biggest stand out being the sound of the engine.” “”

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RealGamerNewZ reached out to PR representing Codemasters and Deep Silver on the title to ask about the possibility for VR support. We received this reply:

“Codemasters have not announced plans for VR for F1 2017 at this time.”

While this certainly doesn’t mean F1 2017 won’t get VR support announced for it, we currently do not have that hope. Although VR support won’t make or break a game, it’s a great bonus for the growing enthusiast crowd on SteamVR and PS4 VR who can perhaps enjoy racing titles like F1 2017 the most. We look forward to seeing the franchise latest debut and more behind-the-scenes gameplay reveals to come.

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