Codemasters has taken the “difficult decision” to temporarily disable Ray Tracing features for F1 2021 on the PlayStation 5 to aid stability.
In the game’s most recent 1.04 patch notes, the studio said “We are aware of some instability within the game for a limited number of users on PS5 relating to Ray Tracing. As such, we have taken the difficult decision to temporarily disable it to aid stability. We aim to re-enable this as quickly as possible, and we will provide an update in due course.”
Elsewhere, the update also addresses an issue where saves could be corrupted if editing a vehicle’s livery from the MyTeamHQ menu. Once the patch is applied, previously corrupted saves should now work correctly once more. Codemasters say they’ll try and return Ray Tracing to F1 2021 for PlayStation 5 owners as soon as they can.
F1 2021 launched last week and includes a new ‘Braking Point’ story mode. It’s also the first game in the long-running motorsport series to be published by EA since 2003’s F1 Career Challenge, thanks to the company acquiring Codemasters earlier this year.
The 1.04 update is available now in F1 2021 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC and is set to land on Xbox soon. Check out a new TV advert for the game shown during this weekend’s British Grand Prix event below.