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Featured F1 2016 to Release on Mac April 6th

Discussion in 'F1 2016 - The Game' started by Paul Jeffrey, Apr 3, 2017.

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  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    British game developers Codemasters have confirmed the very popular Formula One 2016 game will be releasing on Mac this April 6th, courtesy of an arrangement with Ferel Interactive.

    Already available on multiple gaming platforms including Linux and mobile devices, Codemasters have once again utilised the resources of fellow British games company Ferel Interactive to bring their most complete Formula One game to date to a brand new platform. With Ferel specialising in bringing games to Linux and Mac, the "new" game should be released with minimal issues following the PC and console release having received several patches post it's August 2016 release date.

    To accompany the Mac release announcement Codemasters have created this short release trailer that you can watch below:



    FORMULA ONE RETURNS TO MAC
    F1 2016 gets you back on track with the exciting 2016 season, refined for Mac using Metal, Apple’s shiny new graphics API.

    DEEPEST EVER CAREER MODE
    Create your own legend in F1 2016 with the most immersive career mode Codemasters has ever put into a game, spanning up to 10 seasons.

    THE COMPLETE F1 EXPERIENCE
    With the iconic Safety Car and Virtual Safety Car, the paddock, key figures from the world of FORMULA 1™ and all the drivers, teams and circuits, F1 2016 is the most complete F1 experience ever seen in gaming.

    THE DRAMA OF THE RACE START
    Experience the height of the pre-race tension and feel the pressure of the all-important start with the introduction of the Formation Lap and manual starts. You are in control!

    CROSS-PLATFORM MULTIPLAYER
    Race against Mac and Windows players in extensive cross-platform multiplayer, competing against up to 21 rivals on any of the 21 GRAND PRIX™ circuits.


    Formula One 2016 is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Linux and mobile with Mac to follow in a few days time.

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    Check out the Formula One 2016 sub forum for all the latest news and discussions regarding the latest instalment to the Codemasters Formula One series of games. Here you will find the latest mods and community created setups as well as a selection of quality League and Club Racing events in which to participate.

    Mac user and interested in F1 2016? Looking forward to seeing the game on Mac? Do you think more games should support this platform? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. Yapci

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    Do you think more games should support this platform?

    Definitely not one year later...
     
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  3. Blimey

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    hahaha Mac.
     
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  4. Strahil Kotlarov

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    Do you think more games should support this platform?
    Nope and complete waste of resources .
    We could make a good case about linux but mac is a lost cause .


     
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  5. Austin Ogonoski

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    MACSrPOO
     
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  6. Wedge

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    do they even have a demand for this game on MAC? and almost a year later?

    researching, this is the first F1 game to hit mac, at least since 2010 - not sure about 2013 because it's not listed on steam store anymore.

    maybe they're testing the waters and/or the engine updates to release F1 2017 on mac too.
     
  7. Sean Rogers

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    *Don't know = Don't care ;)
     
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  8. MustartMatters

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    Quick question: Why release a game that no mac can handle?
     
  9. Yapci

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    There is an iOS version too. They can make a different version (that's what they are doing).
     
  10. MustartMatters

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    Lol, will we have to rebuy the game?
     
  11. Yapci

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    If you buy AC for pc and for PS4 you pay for both. They are "different games". Implies work, development, time, efforts and money. Nobody tells you to buy both. I don't have AC for PS4 even though I got a PS4.

    And I don't have any of the F1 versions, but I understand that if you buy one or another you pay for it. Thing apart will be getting discounts, which would be nice. But...you know...

    What I don't understand is releasing a game from last year when the new season has even started. No sense for me, but who am I??
     
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  12. joe pineapples

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    Thought for a shocking second they were releasing F1 2017 on that date.
     
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  13. Blimey

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    Initially I also thought so, but then I was like "wait..is that a typo? F1 2016?" and then I noticed "for MAC" and I was laughing.
     
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  14. Ryan Robbins

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    I own an iMac and have done sim racing on it. I'm my experience bootcamp is by far the best option...for performance, peripheral support, etc...
     
  15. ClimaxF1

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    This news is like buying a second hand car, it's old, being driven hard and you tired of it...
     
  16. Boby Kim

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    Why not....i'd rather see games being devved for pc anc mac than pc and console.
     
  17. Andrew Harper

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    Yeah I don't see why not. Why it's taken this long I don't know but it's an interesting development nonetheless.

    I'm not saying they would buy it, but in my office every one of my colleagues owns a Mac at home. I'm the only one who owns a gaming laptop PC (or a PC if you prefer). So if the market demands it and people want it, then why not?

    Interesting the comment about Bootcamp. I know of someone that had an issue with this gaming PC and used his iMac instead with Bootcamp for a few races on AMS. He said the game ran smoother on the iMac than his gaming PC (which in theory is much faster) so they do come in useful! ;)
     
  18. Dave R

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    Feral does a fantastic job optimizing games to run on a Mac. The reason it takes so long to get a game from a PC to a Mac is because there are only a few companies that are able to port games to Mac and make them work well enough to sell. Feral has a huge backlog of games to port, which I'd guess is the reason for the delay.
     
  19. MatzeLoCal

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    I can second that. Feral is doing a great job. The main problem of the mac is the lack of FFB drivers. There is a driver for G27 but Fanatec or Thurstmaster? Nothing!
    I once contacted Fanatec for dev-info to do a mac driver for their CSW v1 but never got any response. (I'm a mac developer since 15 years).
    So while Feral is really doing a great job, the main problem is that there is no proper wheel support.

    Although I'm not a fan of Codemasters F1 Series, I will buy F1 2016 just to see Metal in action … I'm just not sure if I buy it via MAS or Steam.
     
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  20. Dave R

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    I've always bought via Steam simply for the fact that you get both a Mac Key and a PC key for the majority of releases.