Codemasters are “considering” VR for F1 2017 but worried it might compromise the game

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Codemasters may have added VR to Dirt but the studio is holding back doing it for F1, saying they “wouldn’t want to do it if it meant compromising any area of the game.”

F1 2017 has big tyres to fill, we thought F1 2016 was the best the game has ever been.

Speaking to,creative director Lee Mather says, “We’ve certainly given a lot of consideration to VR. Codemasters did VR for Dirt Rally and we’re certainly interested in doing it for Formula One.

“It’s a little trickier for us because we’re pushing the boundaries when it comes to our physics. We have a lot of elements on screen with the OSD, so that’s a lot of information the player would have to process in VR. The changes to move the game onto VR would be fairly significant, and we wouldn’t want to do it if it meant compromising any area of the game. That’s why we’re holding back on that at the moment, but it’s something we’re considering.”

Personally, I think getting your head inside of an F1 car is worth the compromise, but then if I tried it and found I couldn’t work out how my car was performing, I’d be disappointed.