In a post dated March 18, Peter Moore (formerly of Microsoft Xbox fame, now an EA VP) notes:
Formula One – This seems to be a popular question, and it seems many of our fans in Europe are interested in our thoughts about the game license. This one is simple. 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.
Which is a gigantic pain in the arse, after rumours that EA had bought a Lewis Hamilton endorsement for 5 million quid.
Might have to go get a PS3 if the Formula One license is going to linger with them for much longer.
(Guess there’s always RFactor in the meantime – the best $50 I’ve spent on a racing game in a long time).