Patch 1.9 for F1 2017 is out for PS4, Xbox One and PC. Photo Mode is now available for consoles. A number of Esports-related features are included, most notably a spectator mode which adds TV-style broadcast on the left side of the screen.
Codemasters announced that F1 2017 now features updated car liveries as well as several new features and improvements.
Patch 1.9 for F1 2017 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The update also brings the Photo Mode to consoles. A number of enhanced Esports-related features are included, the most notable of which is a brand new spectator mode which adds "TV-style" broadcast element on the left hand side of the screen. You are now given the ability to showcase the current running order as well as various other statistics, such as:
- Gap to the race leader
- Gap to the car ahead or behind
- Positions lost or gained
- Fastest lap times
- Current tyre compound
- In the pits
- Number of pit stops
You have new, although limited, powers as a spectator as well: you will now be able to control what information is shown. You can also see live timing for the car you are watching, fastest laps, as well as sector specific yellow flags. If you do not want to see any of this information you are able to disable this as you please.
There's a bunch of new features in the update so, here's a quick summary:
- New Spectator UI has been added to game.
- LAN Mode has been added to PlayStation4 and PC versions.
- New Grid editor available in custom multiplayer modes.
- Photo Mode is now available on PlayStation4 and Xbox One.
- Sports Update – updated car and driver liveries.
- Sports Update – updated car performance levels.
This is by no means all. If you want to check out the full patch notes right here. Also, you can scroll down and take a gander at the new liveries.