Sony made announcements for the F1 2017 improvements. These improvements are mainly visual enhancements like 4K and HDR support.
The Creative Director of Codemasters, Lee Mather said that the consoles for F1 2017 will receive high dynamic range (HDR). This includes the PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One S, and the Xbox One X.
The PlayStation 4 Pro, on the other hand, is able to support full 4K output resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 60FPS because of its checkerboard technique. This actually allows more visual improvements through enhancing environment reflections as well as shadow precision. An upgrade to environment shaders gave the game’s environment a more detailed overall appearance.
Finally, track shaders also received an upgrade once again thanks to the clever design of the PS4 Pro hardware. As the developers explained, “packed fp16 ALU operations, which are unique to the PS4 Pro in the console space, offer us a very powerful tool for optimizing shaders, allowing us to enhance CU occupancy and reduce overall instruction count”.
For those who are playing on just regular full HD screens, a “down-sampling” is available that still includes improved image quality that smoothes edges, texture detail, as well as refining texture details.
F1 2017 launches on August 25 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Codemasters shared a new video regarding the highlights of the Career Mode of the game.