Formula One 99

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For the real life Formula One season, see 1999 Formula One season.

Formula One 99
Formula 1 99-front.jpg
Developer(s) Studio 33
Publisher(s) Psygnosis
Take-Two Interactive
status Status Missing
Release date PlayStation:
North America December 15, 1999
Japan October 21, 1999
PAL October 20, 1999
Windows (PC):
PAL 1999
North America 1999
Genre Racing
Mode(s) Single Player, Multiplayer
Age rating(s) ESRB: E
USK: 0
Platform(s) PlayStation, PC
Arcade system Arcade System Missing
Media CD-ROM
Input Gamepad
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Formula One 99 is a 1999 video game developed by Studio 33 and published by Psygnosis.

The drivers on the front cover, from left to right are: Jean Alesi, Michael Schumacher and Mika Häkkinen.

After the failure of Formula 1 98[citation needed], Psygnosis brought in a new development team. Studio 33 had previously developed Newmann Haas racing using the original F1 Game engine from Bizarre Creations. Formula One 99 showed that Studio 33 was already experienced in creating a sim-based racing game.[citation needed]

Other innovations included the pit lane speed limiter and a clutch. This game was a considerable and welcome improvement upon Formula 1 98.[citation needed] It may have lacked an "arcade" mode or that extra polish, but Studio 33 clearly concentrated on the most important aspects of the simulation mode, leaving the addition of an arcade mode for Formula One 2000. The AI was suspect, and often cheated the player when pulling out a substantial gap, the AI would then do impossible lap times to catch up and pass. This was also inherent in the Newmann Haas Game which Studio 33 also developed. Another AI tactic was to simply pass through solid walls when trying to overtake the player. This was especially noticeable in Monaco.

During the making of this game, Psygnosis was taken over by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and became SCE Studio Liverpool.

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