EA Rules Out Formula One Game in Near Future
A persistent rumor in sim racing forums includes Lewis Hamilton and Electronic Arts, apparently the British F1 rookie of the year has signed a contract with the billion-dollar gaming company. Maybe that means that EA Sports is looking to once again becoming the official Formula One gaming franchise like they were at the beginning of the century?
It does not, according to EA’s Peter Moore. In his blog “Inside the Game”, Moore responds to the countless questions of fans asking for an upcoming EA F1 game:
“I am personally a huge fan, having grown up worshipping such great drivers as Graham Hill, Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart and James Hunt. The excitement that Lewis Hamilton has brought to the sport, and its vast global appeal, make it an appealing game license, but as of right now it is not available. Maybe in a few years the situation will change, but until then we fully respect the rights held by our partners at Sony.”
This is especially bad news for everybody not owning a PS3 as Sony limits their Formula One franchise to their Playstation consoles. Until then, rFactor is the best bid for PC players to get their F1 fix.