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After a few leaks, it’s now official! F1 2017 [Steam, Feral Mini-site] is coming to Linux and Feral Interactive are porting it. The plan is to release it on November 2nd (Thursday next week!).

Back in August, we had the official F1 Twitter account claim there was a “delay” with the Mac & Linux versions, it then popped up on SteamDB and finally we’re here with the official confirmation.

This was the game for their "ONE RETURN TO WEST NORWOOD, PLEASE" teaser that was initially just "WEST NORWOOD". It then vanished, returned and now it's official!

They just announced it on Twitter:

On November 2nd, by popular demand, FORMULA ONE™ returns to Linux with F1™ 2017.
Swerve to our site to learn more: https://t.co/rv7iQ75ADY pic.twitter.com/wJlBIpQopx

— Feral Interactive (@feralgames) October 27, 2017

It's interesting to note that they specifically say "by popular demand". I'm not going to say that actually requesting titles always works, but it certainly can have an impact.

The game is being powered by the Vulkan API, as confirmed by Feral Interactive in another tweet. This will be their third Linux game to use Vulkan!

On top of that, according to the Feral Store, it will also feature cross-platform online multiplayer with Mac and Windows!

About the game

Win the 2017 World Championship, break every record in the fastest ever F1 cars, and race some of the most iconic F1 cars of the last 30 years. With an even deeper ten year Career, more varied gameplay in the new ‘Championships’ mode, and a host of other new features, both online and offline, F1 2017 is the most complete and thrilling F1 videogame ever.

F1 2017 gives the player unprecedented access to not only the on-track excitement of F1, but also the off-track dealings and vehicle development that goes along with it. The acclaimed career mode is updated to include additional practice programmes to help the driver hone their skills, an expanded Research and Development tree to provide greater depth and control over the development of the car, and the ability to manage engines and gearboxes over the course of the season.

Along with some stunning new locations and compelling characters to interact with, these enhancements all combine to provide the most complete experience in the world of F1 yet.

I should have a review and port report up on the day of release, as usual for all major titles.

Exciting, since most people I imagine would have written off getting another F1 game on Linux, since F1 2015 didn’t sell well enough for a Linux port of F1 2016. I think it’s great that Feral Interactive are willing to test the waters again, but it’s looking like a safe bet since the reviews are showing it to be a rather decent game.

We now have a few quality racing games, but not quite enough just yet. I feel that more like this is essential for the growth of Linux as a gaming platform. I couldn’t be happier about this news! I spent many days on end playing F1 games on the Amiga when I was younger, so a decent one on Linux is going to be awesome. Good stuff Feral, more like this please!

I shall be treating myself to an extra coffee today for this news. I know, pushing the boat out right.

Will you be buying a copy? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Article updated after publishing with new information.

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Edmene 27 October 2017 at 3:54 pm UTC
Will buy without any doubt but not right way, Its more likely that I acquire it in December due to being short on money and the lack of time lately.
cRaZy-bisCuiT 27 October 2017 at 3:58 pm UTC
EdmeneWill buy without any doubt but not right way, Its more likely that I acquire it in December due to being short on money and the lack of time lately.
You could buy it during the Christmas Sale. (;
fabry92 27 October 2017 at 4:01 pm UTC
This year i have logitech g920 so i will definitly buy it! But i will wait sales for buy on their website
vickop 27 October 2017 at 4:06 pm UTC
Yeeeeeeeeees. Automatic purchase on release!
vickop 27 October 2017 at 4:07 pm UTC
What about vulkan?
musojon74 27 October 2017 at 4:14 pm UTC
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I'll buy this.
Perkeleen_Vittupää 27 October 2017 at 4:16 pm UTC
Hell yes will i buy this!
kydros 27 October 2017 at 4:23 pm UTC
my wallet gonna cry on 2 nov
Kohrias 27 October 2017 at 4:35 pm UTC
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Thanks, Feral! My kids will have a lot of fun with this ;-) I will buy this straight away from Feral's store.
jens 27 October 2017 at 4:52 pm UTC
Very cool, yes, will certainly buy this one on day one!
Especially considered that 2017 will be the last year with "proper" cars. I have followed Formula One for nearly 20 years, but I guess I will stop with the introduction of Halo
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