Sony to lose Formula One franchise exclusivity to EA?

Did Sony just lose F1 franchise exclusivity to EA? - Image 1UK-based daily tabloid The Sun is now reporting that Electronic Arts has just stroke a deal with Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton amounting to a whopping five million GBP or roughly around US$ 10.40 million. The publication added that the driver will be featured on “Xbox and PlayStations around the world next year.”

The last we looked, the Formula One video game franchise is owned by Sony with the PlayStation 3 title F1 Championship Edition being the latest iteration. However, there have been some buzz before hinting that EA Sports has got its eyes once more on the franchise.

To refresh your memories, EA Sports was supposed to do Formula One 2006. However, Sony entered the picture in the middle of production and development was ultimately continued by SCE Studio Liverpool. If The Sun’s report is accurate, this only means that Sony has finally lost its F1 exclusivity.

Both EA and Sony has yet to make comments regarding the matter. Until they do, we’re tabbing this one under rumor.

Via The Sun

Did Sony just lose F1 franchise exclusivity to EA? - Image 1UK-based daily tabloid The Sun is now reporting that Electronic Arts has just stroke a deal with Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton amounting to a whopping five million GBP or roughly around US$ 10.40 million. The publication added that the driver will be featured on “Xbox and PlayStations around the world next year.”

The last we looked, the Formula One video game franchise is owned by Sony with the PlayStation 3 title F1 Championship Edition being the latest iteration. However, there have been some buzz before hinting that EA Sports has got its eyes once more on the franchise.

To refresh your memories, EA Sports was supposed to do Formula One 2006. However, Sony entered the picture in the middle of production and development was ultimately continued by SCE Studio Liverpool. If The Sun’s report is accurate, this only means that Sony has finally lost its F1 exclusivity.

Both EA and Sony has yet to make comments regarding the matter. Until they do, we’re tabbing this one under rumor.

Via The Sun

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