Codemasters has temporarily disabled 3D audio for headphones from the PlayStation 5 version of F1 2021.
As noted by PushSquare, in the patch notes for the game’s 1.06 update the developer states that the feature has been turned off due to an unspecified technical issue. “This will be re-enabled as soon as audio issues relating to it have been resolved,” it says.
Sony added the ability to use PS5’s 3D audio via speakers in a beta update late last month (the feature had previously only worked with headphones since launch).
The update marks the second time Codemasters has had to disable a feature in the PS5 version of F1 2021 due to technical issues. Last month the developer temporarily disabled ray-tracing in the PS5 version of the game, citing performance issues.
At the time, the game’s development team said it had “taken the difficult decision to temporarily disable” the lighting feature to add stability to the game. It was eventually turned back on with the arrival of the 1.05 update last week.
The Xbox Series X and PC versions of the game continued to have ray tracing enabled, because the issue only appeared on the PS5 version.
Elsewhere in the 1.06 update, Codemasters has addressed issues with Thurstmaster wheels and made balancing changing to game chapters, plus stability improvements.
F1 2021 Update 1.06 Patch Notes
- Addressed an issue where there could be no force feedback on Thrustmaster wheels if task manager was open in the background in Windowed mode.
- Addressed an issue where force feedback would not be active on Thrustmaster wheels when launching from a desktop shortcut.
- Audio will no longer stutter when connecting an official Xbox headset into the controller.
- Quick Practice will no longer cause excessive wear to components.
- Addressed various issues with online session connectivity on Xbox.
- Addressed high GPU usage on loading screens during Braking Point.
- Ghosting is now set to on in Ranked sessions.
- “League Racer” achievement/trophy can now be correctly unlocked.
- MFD will now pop-up after receiving minor damage.
- UDP: LapHistoryDate will now be correctly sent for an active car after another has retired.
- Addressed a potential crash while using photo mode.
- Addressed a potential crash during broadcast sequences.
- Track surface will now appear correctly for player 2 in split-screen during a wet race.
- On-track VFX can no longer be seen by other drivers in F2™ one-shot qualifying.
- 3D Audio for headphones has temporarily been disabled on PS5. This will be re-enabled as soon as audio issues relating to it have been resolved.
- Car performance can now be changed after creation of a league.
- Mid-season driver negotiations have been removed from the first season of a Real Season Start career.
- Improved feedback given when haptic feedback is set to weak on PS5.
- Addressed an issue where the Emirian flag could be displayed on the podium instead of the Turkish Flag.
- Tyre wear can now be viewed on the MFD during the formation lap.
- Rebalanced chapters 1,3,5,9 and 12 on Normal difficulty in Braking Point.
- General stability improvements.
- Various minor fixes.