Formula One 2001 released for PS2
989 Studios announced today the official release of Formula One 2001 for the PS2. Another exclusive title to Sony’s black console, Formula One 2001 features 22 drivers and 17 Grand Prix tracks of the 2001 FIA Formula One World Championship, with every race team included. The game is said to be designed by the racing enthusiast at heart, and is presented in a way to appeal to those fans.
"It's great, definitely the best car game I've ever driven by far that I've played over the last few years. It's the closest you're going to get to a Formula 1 car -- game-wise anyway," remarks Benetton Formula 1 driver, Jenson Button. "With most computer games, rivals are all the same. This game aims to make the F1 drivers like they are in real life and I'm impressed that the game has this variety."
"Formula One 2001 features some of the most advanced automotive technology seen anywhere, creating an intoxicating blend of speed, power and exotic good looks," said Ami Blaire, director, product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. "As the number one motorsport in the world today, we are pleased to bring this intense, sophisticated racing simulation to the PlayStation 2 as a part of the 989 Sports brand."
10/2/2001 Matt Stensrud