Psygnosis is the longest-standing licensee of the lucrative official FIA Formula One World Championship license and has established itself as the premier developer of innovative and high-quality Formula One games.
The original “Formula One” was the first PlayStation™ game in Europe to sell over 1 million units within a record-setting 6 months after launch. It also established PlayStation as the premier games console for unparalleled racing experiences in Europe.
With the release of “Formula One 99”, combined worldwide sales of the Psygnosis franchise have now exceeded 4.5 million units.
“Formula One 2000” marks the first time that the franchise has been taken in-house and Psygnosis Studios Liverpool prepares to take the experience to the next level.
Alongside the features you have come to expect from today’s officially licensed Formula One games, the development team is setting new standards in new and exciting ways. Following is a first list of details on how the studio has utilised PlayStation 2’s raw processing power. These can only offer a glimpse of things to come as we prepare to reveal more details over the next few months.
Officially licensed by Formula One Administration Limited, including all 11 teams, 22 drivers and 17 tracks of the 2000 FIA Formula One World Championship
Exclusive dual-commentary by official TV commentators in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Finnish
Standard-setting level of detail: full 17-man pit-crews, track marshals, individual cockpits and photo-realistic textures revolutionise the Formula One genre
Groundbreaking dynamics and physics model delivers the most life-like single-seater racing experience ever
Constant 60 frames per second of intense racing at over 200 mph
PlayStation 2 Innovations:
Lifelike Driver-AI based upon 30+ different parameters compiled by F1 professionals brings the grid alive and introduces rivalry, aggression, experience and determination
Revolutionary 2-way radio communication: alter pit-stop strategy depending on how the race unfolds, receive tactical information from your crew or alert pit-crew about an unscheduled stop
Analogue clutch-system puts seasoned gamers in full control of their own start performance
Real-time weather-system impacts upon track conditions and can change during the course of the weekend or even the race
FORMULA ONE 2000 – redefining the standards.