Feral Releases 'F1 2017' for Mac to Coincide With PC Debut

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    F1 2017, the official game of the current 2017 Formula One World Championship, got its release on Mac today, coinciding with its debut on PC for the first time in the acclaimed series' history.

    According to publishers Feral Interactive, F1 2017 offers gamers all the on-track excitement of Formula 1, while also providing access to the off-track dealings and vehicle development that goes along with it.

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    Players can select from several Championships on offer that follow different rules and structures, including the official 2017 FIA Formula One World Championship, the Classic All-Weather Championship, and the super-accessible, race-only Sprint Championship.

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    As well as the 20 official circuits, there are also four additional track variants: Britain Short, Japan Short, USA Short, Bahrain Short, and Monaco at Night.

    In addition, the game supports Steam cross-platform multiplayer, so gamers can race online against macOS and Windows players with a full grid of 20 cars, both current and classic.

    "F1 2017 is an electrifying recreation of the current season, offering a deep, engaging and yet very accessible F1 experience," said David Stephen, managing director of Feral. "We are thrilled to be releasing it day-and-date for the macOS audience."

    The minimum system requirements for F1 2017 include macOS Sierra 10.12.5, a 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, 2GB AMD R9 M290 or 1.5GB Intel Iris Pro 6200 graphics or better, and 36GB of disk space.

    F1 2017 is officially supported on the following Mac models:

    o All 13" MacBook Pros since late 2016
    o All 15" MacBook Pros since late 2016
    o All 21.5" iMacs since late 2015 with a 2.0GHz Intel Core i5 processor
    o All 27" iMacs since late 2014
    o All Mac Pros since late 2013

    To determine your Mac model and when it was released, select "About This Mac" from the Apple menu in the top menu bar on macOS.

    F1 2017 for macOS is available to buy today from the Feral Store and Steam for $59.99/£44.99. The Mac App Store version will be released in the coming days, priced at $49.99/£48.99.

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  2. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    It's funny how all these years of owning a Mac and I just don't use it or think about it for gaming.

    I guess I do have a PS4...

    Used to be a PC gamer but chasing the best vid card/setup just got to be too much.

    This game does look amazing, having said all that!
     
  3. scottishwildcat macrumors regular

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    Great effort from Feral to have this out on day one this year... it's not all that long since they got F1 2016 out the door, which ran great even on my laptop (thanks to Metal). And with Fanatec wheel support this year too, which is a great addition.
     
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    I agree. Constant driver updates and issues, tweaking the graphics settings, game patches, etc. In the end, i was spendingg as much time on my sustem as i was on gaming. No thanks. Consoles won me over.
     
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    Yeah I was really impressed with what they can squeeze out of the PS4, I also had windows fatigue syndrome.
     
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    Tempted to see how this plays on my 2016 13" MBP and a PS4 gamepad
     
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    I feel pretty much the same I use to game quite a bit, but honestly that was mostly pre-internet games. Built game machines but didn't have to worry about connectivity speed.

    Tried to play online FPS games and got creamed, partially because of my (lack) of skill but also because I live in a rural area north of a medium city. Basically we have been 2 or 3 speed tiers below what is considered normal speed. I still have this problem. In Doom, I could die and not know it for several seconds. Then I would re-spawn and someone waiting at a re-spawn location would kill me again before my data caught up. Wasn't fun so I kind of quit being interested. Yes, I've heard that the games have tried to address this but I still have a slower than average connection so I m not looking to get back into gaming.
     
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    Recently decided to pre-order Project Cars 2, so I'm going to hold off on purchasing this until the next Steam sale. It is indeed great news that Mac users don't have to wait years to be able to play the latest titles on their chosen OS.
     
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    Feral is seeing higher demand for Mac gaming. I've been playing F1 2016 with my MBP on 10.13b using an eGPU and racing wheel.

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  10. Mizouse macrumors regular

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    Damn shame Mac Mini's can't run this... c'mon Apple! :mad::oops:
     
  11. 2ilent8cho macrumors 6502

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    I use to PC game lots , but now if it won't run on Mac OS or PS4 I just don't bother. Just wish the Mac Mini had the option of a dedicated graphics card.

    Luckily a lot of games I like do have Mac support or can be made to run using wine fairly easy.
     
  12. Analog Kid macrumors 601

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    Wow. All of them!
     
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    It can with eGPU
     
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    I loved project cars on my Xbox one. Forza puts it to shame on vehicle selection though.

    I too will be playing pc2, but if I was into f1 this would be a no brainer.
     
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    Haha I'm the complete opposite, you'd have to pry my PC out of my cold dead hands. Though the last console I bought was a MegaDrive (Genesis)
     
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    Wow. Sweet. Normally in Singapore we pay a currency tax if anything (companies pad the exchange rate to protect against swings, and hey, if you get a few extra $, even better). Steam was only charging $55 SGD including GST. That's about $40.60 USD. Back out GST on that, and it's actually only about $38!
     
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    100% the quality of PC gaming is superior, but to me the tinkering and the chasing of hardware improvements just put me off and wore me out.
     
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    This car racing game would be so much better with zombies and shooting.
     
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    That used to be the part I enjoyed, but don't think I would anymore. Time is more valuable to me than money now, and with house/cars/family I can't afford high end anything. Probably always was expensive, but spending 500 dollars in 1998 for a high end graphics card seemed like a necessity at the time.
     
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    It's true. Younger kids, working 2 jobs, when I get an hour to myself I'd rather fire up the PS4 and get playing.
     
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