F1 2017

F1 2017 is another installment of the popular formula one simulator series from Codemasters Software. The game introduces many changes and improvements in comparison to the previous installment of the series. Now, the career mode is much more complex and the multiplayer mode received some improvements. We will also find a completely new Championship Mode mode in F1 2017. We now also have the chance to drive classic F1 cars, like the ones driven by Michael Schumacher and Rubens Barrichello (Ferrari 2002), or by Ayrton Senna and Alain Prost (1988 McLaren MP4/4). As usual, the newest installment of the series has improved visuals.

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PC / Windows
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F1 2017

F1 2017 | PC

F1 2017 release date for PC:

game language:
English

25 August 2017 | Worldwide

25 August 2017 | Europe

25 August 2017 | USA

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.6 / 10 calculated out of 33 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.3 / 10 calculated out of 95 players' votes.  

Sony PlayStation 4
Game F1 2017 (PS4) Cover
F1 2017

F1 2017 | PS4

F1 2017 release date for PS4:

game language:
English

25 August 2017 | Worldwide

25 August 2017 | Europe PAL

25 August 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Game score 8.5 / 10 calculated out of 6 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 6.5 / 10 calculated out of 26 players' votes.  

Microsoft XBOX ONE
Game F1 2017 (XONE) Cover
F1 2017

F1 2017 | XBOX ONE

F1 2017 release date for XBOX ONE:

game language:
English

25 August 2017 | Worldwide

25 August 2017 | Europe PAL

25 August 2017 | USA NTSC

Game mode: single / multiplayer , multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: 7.0 / 10 calculated out of 26 players' votes.  

F1 2017 for PlayStation 4 is another installment in a series of racing games developed by Codemasters (above all, the creators of DiRT Rally and the Colin McRae Rally series) based on the Formula One license. F1 2017 came out in August, 2017.

Mechanics

F1 2017 is a Formula One simulator, which gives an opportunity to race in Formula 1 cars of the 2017 season, as well as older machines, as one of this installment's main features is constituted by the presence of classic vehicles, such as 1988 McLaren MP4/4 (Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna raced in this car), 1992 Williams FW14B (Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese), or 2002 Ferrari F2002 (Rubens Barrichello and Michael Schumacher). These cars are available during special races in the season, as well as in other modes, such as time trials or while competing against others in the multiplayer. The list of all the classic cars included encompasses the following vehicles: 1988 McLaren MP4/4 (available as a DLC in F1 2017: Special Edition), 1991 McLaren MP4/6, 1992 Williams FW14B, 1995 Ferrari 412 T2, 1996 Williams FW18, 1998 McLaren MP4-13, 2002 Ferrari F2002, 2004 Ferrari F2004, 2006 Renault R26, 2007 Ferrari F2007, 2008 McLaren MP4-23, and 2010 Red Bull Racing RB6.

A much more complex career mode is another novelty in this follow-up, as the player is not only required to drive, but also to customize their car. One has to be increasing their car's efficiency while simultaneously sticking to the rules of Formula One in order to avoid getting penalties. Consequently, the creators re-designed the system in charge of research and development, offering the players with a lot more options.

Further novelties are associated with the tracks one races on. Codemasters prepared 20 representations of real tracks, but for the first time in the franchise, the player can try out four additional ones - those are slightly altered versions of the authentic tracks.

Apart from that, the developer improved the driving physics, and the in-game cars do a better job at recreating the performances of their real-life equivalents. The same happened to the AI-controlled drivers, who perform better during races than in the previous installment.

Game modes

When creating F1 2017 for PlayStation 4, the developer's focus was to deliver more of the F1 experience in a better way, so apart from the modes that were already included in the previous installment, F1 2017 brings the new, Championship mode. Additionally, Codemasters extended the career and improved the multiplayer component, which now features more precise online statistics, a system of progression, as well as improved matchmaking.

Technical aspects

In terms of the visuals, F1 2017 for PlayStation 4 is very similar to the predecessing game. However, the creators introduced certain improvements, associated for example with the system behind the weather. In this year's edition, weather conditions on tracks are more realistic and less predictable.

PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.