Codemasters temporarily removes 3D Audio for headphones from PS5 version F1 2021

Developer Codemasters has temporarily removed the 3D Audio feature for headphones from the PS5 version of F1 2021. The studio states that this is happening due to audio issues, but does not provide details. It is unknown when the feature will return.

“3D Audio for Headphones is temporarily disabled on PS5,” the studio writes in update 1.06 patch notes on the website of publisher and parent company EA. “This feature will be re-enabled once the related audio issues are resolved.” It is not known what kind of problems the function had to deal with. Update 1.06 also fixes several bugs, among other fixes and tweaks.

It is the second time Codemasters has had to disable a feature from F1 2021 in the PS5 version. Last month, the studio temporarily disabled ray tracing for that release of the game, stating it was necessary due to performance issues. The feature was reintroduced a week later, in update 1.05.

F1 2021 will be released on July 16 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. In addition to the annual updates to cars and drivers, the game includes a new Braking Point story mode and a career mode with co-op. Players can also start a career at any time based on their current standings in the real F1 championship.