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Formula One Championship Edition
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Developer(s) SCE Studio Liverpool
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Version 2.00
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Release date(s) JP December 28, 2006
NA February 27, 2007
EU March 23, 2007
AUS March 23, 2007
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, Online Multiplayer
Rating(s) CERO: A
ESRB: E
PEGI: 3+
Media BD-ROM
Input methods Sixaxis, Racing wheel

Formula One Championship Edition is a racing video game, developed by SCE Studio Liverpool and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, for the PlayStation 3. The game follows the basic structure of F1 06 on the PlayStation 2. The main differences include the updated visuals for the PS3 including a lot more detail, Sixaxis compatibility, real time reflections, car reflections on wet circuits and new wet weather effects. It was announced early in development that the safety car would be included in the game for the first time in an F1 game since F1 99 for the PlayStation. However, it was removed before the final release along with the PSP wing mirror integration shown at E3.

The game also boasts dynamic weather, and improved AI. The AI system is called "Live Action Racing" where you can pressure the opposition, causing them to make little mistakes such as running wide on corners, causing them to crash into other cars or spin off the road of their own accord. The AI will seek opportunities to pass the player in a realistic manner.

The game is based on the early F1 season. Hence, Yuji Ide drives for the Super Aguri F1 when in fact he lost his super license just 4 races into the '06 season and Franck Montagny and later Sakon Yamamoto took his seat. Other minor changes throughout the real F1 2006 season are also not represented.

Players begin by running tests for one of three teams (Scuderia Toro Rosso, Super Aguri or Midland F1). The tests given vary between the teams. When the player successfully completes the tests, they are given the role of test driver. After performing well as a test driver, the player will become the second driver of the team. From there the player can compete in race weekends through many different roles. As a test driver the player will try out different car settings in practice, and as a driver the player will have track position targets to meet to keep the seat. The player's performances are subject to review at several points during the season.

The initial release did not include force-feedback support, which is considered by many to be an important feature for simulation racing games used with driving wheel controllers. A subsequent update in early 2008 added force feedback. The game also lacks support for 1080i or 1080p output resolutions.

Contents

Gameplay

Formula One Championship Edition follows the 2006 Formula One season, with 18 tracks, 11 teams and 22 drivers. The teams are:

Team Drivers
France Renault F1 SpainFernando Alonso and Italy Giancarlo Fisichella
United Kingdom McLaren Mercedes Finland Kimi Räikkönen and ColombiaJuan Pablo Montoya
Italy Ferrari F1 Germany Michael Schumacher and Brazil Felipe Massa
Japan Toyota F1 Germany Ralf Schumacher and Italy Jarno Trulli
United KingdomWilliams F1 Australia Mark Webber and Germany Nico Rosberg
Japan Honda F1 Brazil Rubens Barrichello and United Kingdom Jenson Button
Austria Red Bull Racing United Kingdom David Coulthard and Austria Christian Klien
Switzerland BMW Sauber Germany Nick Heidfeld and Canada Jacques Villeneuve
Russia Midland F1 Portugal Tiago Monteiro and NetherlandsChristijan Albers
Italy Scuderia Toro Rosso Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi and United States Scott Speed
Japan Super Aguri Japan Takuma Sato and Japan Yuji Ide

The circuits are:

Grand Prix Circuit Name Location
Bahrain Bahrain Grand Prix Sakhir Sakhir, Bahrain
Malaysia Malaysian Grand Prix Sepang Sepang, Malaysia
Australia Australian Grand Prix Albert Park Melbourne, Australia
San Marino San Marino Grand Prix Imola Imola, Italy
European Union European Grand Prix Nürburgring Nürburg, Germany
Spain Spanish Grand Prix Barcelona Barcelona, Spain
Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monte Carlo Monte Carlo, Monaco
United KingdomBritish Grand Prix Silverstone Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Canada Canadian Grand Prix Île Notre-Dame Montreal, Canada
United States United States Grand Prix Indianapolis Indianapolis, Indiana
France French Grand Prix Magny Cours Magny-Cours, France
Germany German Grand Prix Hockenheim Hockenheim, Germany
Hungary Hungarian Grand Prix Budapest Mogyoród, Hungary
Turkey Turkish Grand Prix Istanbul Istanbul, Turkey
Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza Monza, Italy
People's Republic of China Chinese Grand Prix Shanghai Shanghai, China
Japan Japanese Grand Prix Suzuka Suzuka, Japan
Brazil Brazilian Grand Prix Interlagos São Paulo, Brazil
Spain Test Track Jerez Jerez de la Frontera, Spain

Release

Formula One Championship Edition was released in North America on February 27, 2007. It was the first Formula One game to be released there since 2003, when Atari released Grand Prix Challenge exclusively for PlayStation 2 and EA Sports released F1 Challenge '99-'02 for the PC, and F1 Career Challenge for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and Nintendo GameCube.

Formula One Championship Edition was the final release in Sony's series of F1 games which had been running for over a decade, with the announcement that Codemasters had secured exclusive rights to the sport following shortly after the game's release. As this game was effectively an update of the PlayStation 2 game Formula One 06 there was to be no 2007 version of the game - the first time the series had skipped a season since 1996.

This is the most recent F1 game out at the moment but there is the new F1 2009 Codemasters game coming out later this year on PSP and Nintendo Wii. Then in 2010, Codemasters will release F1 2010 will all the new teams and tracks. It will be available on PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and PSP.

E3 videos

The first trailer of Formula One Championship Edition was displayed at E3 2005, during the Sony conference. The trailer shows drivers from the 2005 season, racing on the Suzuka Circuit in Japan. Sony and SCE Studio Liverpool have released a second movie, where 2006 season drivers are seen on the Autodromo Nazionale Monza while demonstrating many new features, such as one where the player can use a PSP as a wing mirror. This feature has since been removed, while new features such as adjustable front and rear differential, shock bound, shock rebound, tire pressure, anti-roll bar and weight distribution have been added.

Unlockables

The game contains unlockable cars and a track, Jerez, which was last used as the final round of the 1997 Formula One season, and can be unlocked and used in time trial mode. The unlockable cars range from a Williams FW18 (Used in 1996 by Damon Hill) to Formula One's first turbo charged race winning Renault and a Lotus that was once driven by Emerson Fittipaldi and Ronnie Peterson. The cars are mostly unlocked by achieving the targets in time trial mode and can only be used in this mode.

Specific Info on the games Unlockable 'prizes'

1950 Alfa Romeo 158 w/Alfa Romeo 1.5 L8C (#6 Juan-Manuel Fangio) Win the Career mode or the World Championship mode (any setting).

1960 Cooper T51 w/Climax 2.5 L4 (#34 Olivier Gendebien) Available from the start.

1970 Lotus 49C w/Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 (#3 Jochen Rindt) Win any Quick Race (any settings).

1973 Lotus 72E w/Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 (#2 Ronnie Peterson) Available from the start.

1978 Williams FW06 w/Ford Cosworth DFV 3.0 V8 (#27 Alan Jones) Get bronze or better lap times at every track in Time Trial mode.

1979 Renault RS01 w/Renault 1.5 V6T (#15 Jean-Pierre Jabouille) Available from the start.

1996 Williams FW18 w/Renault 3.0 V10 (#5 Damon Hill) Get silver or better lap times at every track in Time Trial mode.

In order to unlock the Jerez Test Track (which many F1 teams used for testing in 2006 and still use today), you must get a Gold at each track in time trial mode.

Reception

Reviews

Compilation of reviews

Demo

A demo of the game has been available since November 2006 on the PlayStation Network. In this demo, players can race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway or Autodromo Nazionale Monza tracks. The European version of the downloadable demo features 2 other tracks from the 2006 season; namely Circuit de Catalunya and Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

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Formula One Championship Edition

Developer(s) SCE Studio Liverpool
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Release date December 28, 2006 (JP)
February 27, 2007 (NA)
March 23, 2007 (EU)
March 23, 2007 (AU)
Genre Racing
Mode(s) Single player
-Time Attack
-Single Race
-Single Week-End
-Championship
-Career
Online Multiplayer up to 11 players
Age rating(s) ESRB: E
PEGI: 3+
CERO: A
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Media BD-ROM
Input Sixaxis
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough



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