Formula One (Studio Liverpool video game series)
Formula One was a series of computer and video games originally created by Psygnosis, who were eventually renamed to Studio Liverpool. It takes its name from the popular car racing series of the same name. Since 2001, the Formula One series had been made by Studio Liverpool (an internal SCEE game studio) formed from the restructuring of several studios including Psygnosis, which soon followed with the obtaining of an exclusive FOA Official Licence, which barred any other company to produce a Formula One game for any other platform for 5 years. Sony this exclusive licence to make Formula One games from 2003 until 2007, releasing a new title every year which included improvements to the graphics engine as well as an updated and complete F1 grid showing the latest liveries, chassis and drivers. The series covered every year from 1995 to 2006, with the exception of the 1996 season.
|1996||Formula 1||PlayStation, Windows|
|1997||Formula One 97||PlayStation, Windows|
|1998||Formula One 98||PlayStation|
|1999||Formula One 99||PlayStation, Windows|
|2000||Formula One 2000||PlayStation|
|2001||Formula One 2001||PlayStation, PlayStation 2|
|2002||Formula One Arcade||PlayStation|
|Formula One 2002||PlayStation 2|
|2003||Formula One 2003||PlayStation 2|
|2004||Formula One 04||PlayStation 2|
|2005||Formula One 05||PlayStation 2|
|Formula One Grand Prix||PlayStation Portable|
|2006||Formula One 06||PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable|
|Formula One Championship Edition||PlayStation 3|
End of series
In February 2007, it was announced that Sony had lost the license to produce Formula One video games, meaning Formula One Championship Edition, released at the very end of the previous year, was to be the last game in a series that lasted more than a decade. On the 9th May 2008, it was announced that Codemasters had picked up the license, with Sumo Digital, a subsidiary, producing F1 2009 for the PSP and Nintendo Wii a year and a half later. Codemasters took over the license proper in 2010, and as of 2016, currently maintain the rights to exclusively produce Formula One games.
- "Codemasters secures Formula One video game rights". 9 May 2008. Retrieved 16 April 2012.