F1 2021 patch 1.04 removed ray tracing from the PS5 version of the game because it was giving gamers so much trouble. Given the too many complaints about the instabilities that plagued the game, Codemasters was forced to run for cover, deactivating everything. Ray tracing remains on Xbox Series X and PCs with Series 20 and 30 RTX cards. It will likely be restored once it is more stable.
For the rest, the patch 1.04 of F1 2021 does not do much, if not solve a problem with the saves.
We were expecting a very similar game compared to the last edition, but we were pleasantly surprised by the contents and the driving model brought by Codemasters in this F1 2021. We faced the new Braking Point adventure with a lot of curiosity, pleasure and a sense of challenge, then launching ourselves in the classic and more complex career modes. The driving model with the pad or the steering wheel seemed simpler at first glance, but trying to push the car to the limit, we were still able to enjoy a good level of challenge. Also promoted the new damage system, which increases the level of depth and complexity in the gameplay. The visual sector, while receiving an evident improvement on PC and on new generation consoles, still has room for improvement for the future. Also missing are all the tracks present in the official Formula 1 championship, which will be added later with a free update. Finally, we also want to praise the high amount of options and driving aids present, thanks to which it is possible to live a satisfying experience with any level of driving skills.
Before leaving, we remind you that F1 2021 is the latest incarnation of the series of racing games with official FIA license, in the hands of Codemasters, then Electronic Arts. It is available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S.