In a nutshell:
The most exciting Formula One season for a long time has spawned a console simulation to match with long awaited new online modes and some surprising PSP connectivity options…
Owning the official FIA license means this game is the only one with all the real 2006 drivers, cars, teams, circuits and rules – but thankfully there’s more to this game than dull simulation. In fact this year’s iteration prides itself on being accessible to everyone with scalable driving aids for every skill level. There’s also a new online version for all versions, where you can compete in a full 18 race season with real human opponents. Other welcome new additions include taking the options of playing as chief engineer through the existing career mode and more subtle change such as computer driven cars that make believable mistakes instead of just robotically keeping to the racing line.
Most exciting moment:
Since the PS2 and PSP versions are coming out at the same time you’re able to transfer data between each, you can even race other players online on the other version, no matter which console they’re playing on.
Since you ask:
Although little is known about the PS3 version of the game so far Sony has demonstrated a way to connect the PSP to it and use the portable console as a fully interactive wing mirror – displaying exactly what is going on behind you in full 3D.
The bottom line:
The PS2 and PSP are in pole position for this welcome racing update.
As the only official interactive game of the FIA Formula One World Championship this is the chance for gamers to rewrite the 2006 season with all the official drivers teams cars circuits and racing rules. Enhanced driving aids allow Formula One newcomers to enjoy the exhilaration and thrill of the sport while online play will demonstrate whom the real world champion is with a full 22-car grid. Adding to the fun PlayStation 3s SIXAXIS Wireless Controller will enable gamers to discover a new way of racing with its motion sensing technology. Loaded with High Definition visuals full surround sound audio extensive circuit details and lighting effects progressive car damage and changing weather conditions Formula One Championship Edition is the only way to fully interact with the sport. Gamers will experience the real pressure of a Grand Prix race thanks to interactive pit stops formations laps unexpected collisions and race incidents. Formula One has evolved welcome to the next level in racing. Features: The 2006 Season - Featuring all the official cars circuits drivers and teams of the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship including Scuderia Torro Rosso Super Aguri F1 Team and Midland F1 Racing. Next Generation Experience - Greater processing power on the PS3 system and Blu-ray technology enables high definition visuals full surround sound extensive circuit details and lighting effects progressive dirt and car damage make for the most realistic racing experience to date. Wireless Motion Sensing Technology - The PlayStation 3s SIXAXIS controller utilizes Bluetooth technology to detect natural and intuitive movements for real-time and high precision interactive play. Gamers can opt to drive the vehicles in Formula One Championship Edition by simply moving the SIXAXIS controller. Race Online - bring your racing skills online and race your friends at speeds over 200 mph. Complete online feature set includes stat tracking and leaderboards. True Realism - Feel the buzz of .