Sources say that licensing negotiations may well have written off our chances of a new Sony F1 game this year or next.
With the 2008 Formula One World Championship season starting this weekend, we've trawled our game collection to bring you the best Formula One games ever made, from the ZX Spectrum to PlayStation 3. Watch for the lights... Go! Go! Go!
GamesRadar UK had been playing loads of PS3 since its European release last month (well, before that too) and that includes the almost-as-real-as-you-are Formula One: Championship Edition. The game may not have received great reviews, but it's still been PS3's third best-selling game in the UK so far and some of the more "petrolhead" members of the GamesRadar UK team really love it. So much so, in fact, that they reckoned they could beat Michael Schumacher's 2004 lap record of 1'14.439 around
Apparently, Formula One Championship Edition is the closest youll get to the real thing without being speared through the guts by the nose of a 200mph Ferrari. Formula One, you see, has been dying at an inversely proportional rate to the success of one Michael Schumacher - the more he won, the more people got bored and stopped watching. So in order to make Championship Edition more exciting than watching the Antiques Roadshow on valium, youll want to head straight over to the options section
You might remember last week we spent a long time playing MotorStorm and crashing a lot. It was kind of therapeutic. With no pressure to actually win anything, we just drove head first into boulders and entered a catatonic daze as our vehicle elegantly disintegrated before our glazed-over eyes. With import copies of PS3's Formula 1: Championship Edition arriving in the GamesRadar office, an elevated level of high-speed collision has become our new object of desire. It's simple really, F1 cars
Formula One games are generally lumped with curling and rugby as "foreign junk." But if it looked as good as F1 Championship Edition did at a recent Sony event, we'd even gladly play "Tea-Time Simulator." Sony's Liverpool studio is putting in extended hours in the garage to fine-tune F1 to make it a premiere racer for the PlayStation 3. This game looks like butta'. Replays are always spiffy, but F1 kicks things up a notch with near photo-realism. We're not sure how many polygons make up each
For Formula One fans, there can be no better news than this latest batch of images from Formula One 06 for PS3 - it's officially licensed up the exhaust-wazoo, it looks sharp as knives and will no doubt be faster than lightning. Although it might not be called '06' when it launches over here in March 2007. But no matter. Point your eyes down and enjoy these new screens. There's Jenson Button's helmet to gawp at, a full-frontal shot of Kimi Raikkonen's sleek vehicle and a lot of other things so
PlayStation 3's Formula One 06 doesn't so much emphasize realism - it's obsessed with it. And not just visually, either. This set of new images looks amazing, but it's the gameplay touches that invoke the real Formula One atmosphere, from the fully licensed teams and tracks to the newly introduced rules for the 2006 season. There will even be a "parade" lap at the start of each race to warm up your tires, just like real-world F1 meetings. Formula One is not yet scheduled for release in the US