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Formula One 2003
Developer(s)Studio Liverpool
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
SeriesFormula One
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
Release
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Formula One 2003 is a racing video game developed by Studio Liverpool and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for PlayStation 2. It is a sequel to the 2002video gameFormula One 2002 and was based on the 2003 Formula One World Championship.[1]

F1 race calendar 2003; Number Date Country Circuit Results; 1. Sun Mar 09, 2003: GP Australia: Albert Park: 2. Sun Mar 23, 2003: GP Malaysia: Sepang International Circuit. 2003 F1 results distribution of points: 1st = 10, 2nd = 6, 3rd =4, 4th = 3, 5th = 2, 6th = 1 point. = this driver has driven the fastest lap of the race. DNQ = Did Not Qualify, DNS = Did Not Start, Ret = Retired, DSQ = Disqualified, NC = Not Classified.

Gameplay[edit]

The game features all ten teams and twenty drivers competing in the 2003 Formula One World Championship (except for mid-season changes), as well as the sixteen circuits and Grands Prix that formed the championship calendar. The game also includes the new one-shot qualifying rules and points system introduced for the 2003 Formula One World Championship, as well as the alterations to the Hungaroring and Suzuka circuits.[1]

There are eleven game modes available for single and multiplayer, including single-player arcade and simulation single race, time trial and championship modes, multiplayer for up to 4 players and a non-interactive spectator option.[1] Online connectivity is not supported.[2]

The game features all the drivers and tracks from the 2003 Formula One World Championship, but does not represent the replacement drivers that featured in the real 2003 Formula One World Championship, therefore Nicolas Kiesa, Zsolt Baumgartner, Marc Gené and Takuma Sato are not featured.

F1 2003 Game

Development[edit]

Formula One 2003 was announced in a press release from Sony Computer Entertainment on 16 June 2003 with a July release date.[3][4] The game was the first Formula One series to have an exclusive license from the Formula One Administration (FOA), which is responsible for the commercial rights and promotion of the Formula One world championship.[3] The exclusive license granted Sony Computer Entertainment the sole rights to the Formula One series for four years.[3]

Circuits[edit]

The game features 16 official Formula One circuits based on the 2003 Formula One World Championship.

Covers[edit]

Similar to the FIFA series, Formula One 2003 has different cover art depending on the region. David Coulthard's McLaren MP4-17D is used on the European/Global release.[5] Fernando Alonso's Renault R23B was used on the Spanish release.[6] Michael Schumacher's Ferrari F2003-GA is moved from the second car to the leading car for the Italian release.[7] Heinz-Harald Frentzen's Sauber C22 is featured on the Swiss and Dutch releases.[8] Mark Webber's Jaguar R4 is used on the Australian edition.[9]

Reception[edit]

Formula One 2003 gained mixed to positive reviews upon release, holding an aggregate score of 67.20% on GameRankings.[10]

Kristan Reed of Eurogamer praised the controls and the graphics, stating 'every track is packed with detail, down to the individual trackside adverts, yet there is never any hint of pop up or the kind of draw distance issues that have blighted just about every F1 game ever made.'[11] He did however have reservations about the game's car damage and crash physics. He gave the game 8 out of 10.[11] Brodie Gibbons of Futuregamez also praised the graphics but criticised the sound and replay value, scoring the game 77%.[12] Writing in The Guardian, Jack Schofield noted that the game did not offer a large improvement over its predecessor outside the rule changes, but concluded that it 'offers more than enough to keep casual gamers happy.'[2]

Alcohol and tobacco-related sponsors[edit]

2003

All alcohol and tobacco sponsors are censored.

  • Ferrari'sMarlboro is completely censored.
  • Jaguar'sBeck's is replaced with 'Best's'.
  • Jordan'sBenson & Hedges is replaced by 'Be on Edge'.
  • Renault'sMild Seven is replaced by 'Blue World' (like in real life).
  • McLaren'sWest is replaced by 'David' and 'Kimi' (like in real life).
  • BAR'sLucky Strike is blocked out (on the sides), and replaced by 'Lookies' (on the nose cone), and 'Look Alike' (on the front wing and rear wing).

Mistakes and errors[edit]

  • On the Select Team section, the Minardi team's engine was mentioned as Asiatech AT02 instead of Cosworth CR-3.
  • On the Select Grid section, the Minardi team was also mentioned as KL Minardi Asiatech.
  • On the Select Track section, on all tracks, the 2002 winners and pole positions were referred to as the 2001 winners and pole positions.
  • The Magny-Cours circuit still showed the old layout in-game, although in real life, Magny-Cours already renovated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ abc'Formula One 2003'. Official Playstation website. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  2. ^ abSchofield, Jack (12 August 2003). 'Formula One 2003'. The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  3. ^ abcCalvert, Justin (16 June 2003). 'Sony announces Formula One 2003'. Gamespot. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  4. ^Bramwell, Tom (17 June 2003). 'Formula One 2003 due out in July'. Eurogamer. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  5. ^'Formula one 2003 Box Shot for Playstation 2'. Gamefaqs. 11 July 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  6. ^'Formula One 2003 Front Cover'. neoseeker. 11 July 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  7. ^'Formula One 2003 (2003) Playstation 2 Box Cover Art'. Moby Games. 11 July 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  8. ^'Formula One 2003 (2003) Playstation 2 Box Cover Art'. Moby Games. 11 July 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  9. ^'F1 2003 PS2 review'. Impulse gamer. 11 July 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  10. ^'Formula One 2003'. GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  11. ^ abReed, Kristan (9 July 2003). 'Formula One 2003 Review'. Eurogamer. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  12. ^Gibbons, Brodie (30 September 2004). 'Formula One 2003 - Review'. Futuregamez. Retrieved 28 September 2013.

External links[edit]

  • Formula One 2003 at MobyGames
Retrieved from 'https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Formula_One_2003_(video_game)&oldid=1000806556'

F1 2003 Game

Formula One 2003
Developer(s)Studio Liverpool
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
SeriesFormula One
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
Release
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

F1 2003 Brazil

Formula One 2003 is a racing video game developed by Studio Liverpool and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for PlayStation 2. It is a sequel to the 2002video gameFormula One 2002 and was based on the 2003 Formula One World Championship.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The game features all ten teams and twenty drivers competing in the 2003 Formula One World Championship (except for mid-season changes), as well as the sixteen circuits and Grands Prix that formed the championship calendar. The game also includes the new one-shot qualifying rules and points system introduced for the 2003 Formula One World Championship, as well as the alterations to the Hungaroring and Suzuka circuits.[1]

There are eleven game modes available for single and multiplayer, including single-player arcade and simulation single race, time trial and championship modes, multiplayer for up to 4 players and a non-interactive spectator option.[1] Online connectivity is not supported.[2]

The game features all the drivers and tracks from the 2003 Formula One World Championship, but does not represent the replacement drivers that featured in the real 2003 Formula One World Championship, therefore Nicolas Kiesa, Zsolt Baumgartner, Marc Gené and Takuma Sato are not featured.

Development[edit]

Formula One 2003 was announced in a press release from Sony Computer Entertainment on 16 June 2003 with a July release date.[3][4] The game was the first Formula One series to have an exclusive license from the Formula One Administration (FOA), which is responsible for the commercial rights and promotion of the Formula One world championship.[3] The exclusive license granted Sony Computer Entertainment the sole rights to the Formula One series for four years.[3]

Circuits[edit]

The game features 16 official Formula One circuits based on the 2003 Formula One World Championship.

Covers[edit]

F1 2003 Wiki

Similar to the FIFA series, Formula One 2003 has different cover art depending on the region. David Coulthard's McLaren MP4-17D is used on the European/Global release.[5] Fernando Alonso's Renault R23B was used on the Spanish release.[6] Michael Schumacher's Ferrari F2003-GA is moved from the second car to the leading car for the Italian release.[7] Heinz-Harald Frentzen's Sauber C22 is featured on the Swiss and Dutch releases.[8] Mark Webber's Jaguar R4 is used on the Australian edition.[9]

Reception[edit]

F1 2003 Ferrari Car

Formula One 2003 gained mixed to positive reviews upon release, holding an aggregate score of 67.20% on GameRankings.[10]

Kristan Reed of Eurogamer praised the controls and the graphics, stating 'every track is packed with detail, down to the individual trackside adverts, yet there is never any hint of pop up or the kind of draw distance issues that have blighted just about every F1 game ever made.'[11] He did however have reservations about the game's car damage and crash physics. He gave the game 8 out of 10.[11] Brodie Gibbons of Futuregamez also praised the graphics but criticised the sound and replay value, scoring the game 77%.[12] Writing in The Guardian, Jack Schofield noted that the game did not offer a large improvement over its predecessor outside the rule changes, but concluded that it 'offers more than enough to keep casual gamers happy.'[2]

Alcohol and tobacco-related sponsors[edit]

F1 2003

All alcohol and tobacco sponsors are censored.

  • Ferrari'sMarlboro is completely censored.
  • Jaguar'sBeck's is replaced with 'Best's'.
  • Jordan'sBenson & Hedges is replaced by 'Be on Edge'.
  • Renault'sMild Seven is replaced by 'Blue World' (like in real life).
  • McLaren'sWest is replaced by 'David' and 'Kimi' (like in real life).
  • BAR'sLucky Strike is blocked out (on the sides), and replaced by 'Lookies' (on the nose cone), and 'Look Alike' (on the front wing and rear wing).

Mistakes and errors[edit]

  • On the Select Team section, the Minardi team's engine was mentioned as Asiatech AT02 instead of Cosworth CR-3.
  • On the Select Grid section, the Minardi team was also mentioned as KL Minardi Asiatech.
  • On the Select Track section, on all tracks, the 2002 winners and pole positions were referred to as the 2001 winners and pole positions.
  • The Magny-Cours circuit still showed the old layout in-game, although in real life, Magny-Cours already renovated.

References[edit]

  1. ^ abc'Formula One 2003'. Official Playstation website. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  2. ^ abSchofield, Jack (12 August 2003). 'Formula One 2003'. The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  3. ^ abcCalvert, Justin (16 June 2003). 'Sony announces Formula One 2003'. Gamespot. Archived from the original on 3 October 2013. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  4. ^Bramwell, Tom (17 June 2003). 'Formula One 2003 due out in July'. Eurogamer. Retrieved 23 November 2013.
  5. ^'Formula one 2003 Box Shot for Playstation 2'. Gamefaqs. 11 July 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  6. ^'Formula One 2003 Front Cover'. neoseeker. 11 July 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  7. ^'Formula One 2003 (2003) Playstation 2 Box Cover Art'. Moby Games. 11 July 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  8. ^'Formula One 2003 (2003) Playstation 2 Box Cover Art'. Moby Games. 11 July 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  9. ^'F1 2003 PS2 review'. Impulse gamer. 11 July 2003. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  10. ^'Formula One 2003'. GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  11. ^ abReed, Kristan (9 July 2003). 'Formula One 2003 Review'. Eurogamer. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  12. ^Gibbons, Brodie (30 September 2004). 'Formula One 2003 - Review'. Futuregamez. Retrieved 28 September 2013.

External links[edit]

  • Formula One 2003 at MobyGames

F1 2003 Brazil

Retrieved from 'https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Formula_One_2003_(video_game)&oldid=1000806556'