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Feral Interactive are up to their usual teasing once again. They've announced F1 2017 is coming to Mac, but they're also directly requesting to see demand for it on Linux.

See their Tweet:

Should Linux re-join our FORMULA ONE team with F1 2017? It won’t be this month if they do, but show us there's demand! #THEREQUESTINATOR pic.twitter.com/MLuN2IJAyv

— Feral Interactive (@feralgames) August 18, 2017


I believe this is the first time they've ever asked the Linux community about demand for a specific game. The interesting thing really is their wording "It won’t be this month if they do" meaning there's a real chance.

Considering they previously ported F1 2015 to Linux and said F1 2016 won't be ported as sales of F1 2015 weren't strong enough, maybe they're going to test the waters once again? I imagine if F1 2017 is actually reviewed better, it would sell better.

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dorron 18 August 2017 at 3:57 pm UTC
Bought F1 2015 to show support. Would buy 2017 too if it's good...
Dunc 18 August 2017 at 4:13 pm UTC
I'm a huge fan of both driving games and F1, but the last F1 game I really got into was Geoff Crammond's original F1GP on the Amiga. And that was only because it was all there was.

Whenever I've tried any since, they've either been absolutely awful (a lot of the post-Crammond, pre-Codemasters stuff), or too realistic, and simply not fun. An F1 car is just too fast for most people's reaction times. An F1 driver's job is hard work. So you have to have a bunch of driver aids and “cheats” and whatnot, and... well, what's the point? It becomes an arcade racer posing as a sim. Why not simulate touring cars accurately and really enjoy it?

So... nah. Thanks for considering it, Feral, but I don't think I'm in.
gojul 18 August 2017 at 4:14 pm UTC
I will buy it if it gets released
Ehvis 18 August 2017 at 4:20 pm UTC
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DuncI'm a huge fan of both driving games and F1, but the last F1 game I really got into was Geoff Crammond's original F1GP on the Amiga. And that was only because it was all there was.

The last F1 game I owned was Microprose Grand Prix 2 (1995) also designed by Geoff Crammond. I sucked at it way back in those days as well.
ageres 18 August 2017 at 4:21 pm UTC
LeopardAs a note , whoever says " +1 for Linux , yay! " is basically will br saying " I'm gonna buy it when it is released ".

So if you are not sure about your thoughts upon an F1 game , don't give them promises.
Maybe I would buy it on sale, so +0.25.
FredO 18 August 2017 at 4:23 pm UTC
I liked F1 2015, and would get the greatly improved F1 2017 in a flash if it came to Linux. Please port it!
TheMagazine 18 August 2017 at 4:28 pm UTC
I didn't buy F1 2015 because of its price and the mixed reviews. Also I read somewhere that F1 2015 doesn't have a career mode? For me a racing game needs some sort of reward system to keep me going as I find pure racing sims a bit boring . If F1 2017 makes it to Linux I would like to buy it at some point, but €54,99 is a bit too steep for me at the moment so I would have to wait for a sale of some sort.
elbuglione 18 August 2017 at 4:29 pm UTC
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Psycic101 18 August 2017 at 4:30 pm UTC
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I'll buy it off the Feral store when it comes to Linux. I have F1 2016 so I don't need 2017 if it doesn't come to Linux.
Xpander 18 August 2017 at 4:33 pm UTC
Would love to play a F1 game again, this time hopefully closer to the actual release and when the current season is still ongoing, not at the beginning of 2018 season where we get 2017 game.
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