Formula 1 (Saturn)

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Formula 1
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Psygnosis
Developer: Bizarre Creations, Probe Entertainment
Planned release date(s): 1997
Genre: Racing
Number of players: 1

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Formula 1 is an officially licensed F1 game developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Psygnosis for the PlayStation in 1996. Following its PlayStation release a Sega Saturn version entered development in 1997, being handled by Probe Entertainment[1], but was cancelled[2].

According to programmer Keith Burkhill, the team had got the game running "as a wire frame" before the project was scrapped[3].

It is likely the game would have also run into licensing problems; PlayStation Formula 1 was based on the 1995 F1 season, the rights of which would have expired by this point in time, meaning content may have had to change to reflect the 1996 season instead. A PlayStation sequel, Formula 1 97 was also in the works, meaning the previous year's game would be competing directly with an up-to-date version.

Magazine articles

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Officially licensed Formula One games for Sega systems
F1 Super Lap (1993) | F1 World Grand Prix (1998)
Sega Mega Drive
Nakajima Satoru Kanshuu F1 Super License (1992) | F1 (1993) | Nigel Mansell's World Championship Racing (1993) | F1: World Championship Edition (1995)
Sega Master System
F1 (1993)
Sega Game Gear
F1 (1993) | F1: World Championship Edition (1995)
Sega Mega-CD
F1 Circus CD (1994) | Formula One World Championship: Beyond the Limit (1994)
Sega Saturn
F1 Challenge (1996)
Sega Dreamcast
F1 World Grand Prix (1999) | F1 World Grand Prix II (2000) | F1 Racing Championship (2001)