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:
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.