Jet Moto (Jet Rider) [PSX – Beta]

Jet Moto (aka Jet Rider in Europe) is a futuristic racing game developed by SingleTrac and published in 1996 by Sony for the PlayStation and PC. As we can read on Wikipedia, the developers chose to create jet motos instead of wheeled motorcycles due to concerns over polygon limitations.

Developers originally intended for players to be permanently out of a race when falling far off a track, however they came to realize that it was not fun for players “to be forced to go slow or suffer an instant defeat. Also, a set of courses set in a stadium were dropped as SingleTrac felt it did not fit the theme of the game.

In the gallery below you can see a series of screenshots from a Jet Moto beta, about 40% complete, with different models and backgrounds. Check the video from the final version for a comparison!

Thanks to Pcloadletter for the scan!


Video (from the final version):


Warhawk 2 [PSX – Cancelled]

Warhawk 2 is the cancelled sequel of the original Warhawk for the PSX. Warhawk 1 was a futuristic arcade-style flight-combat game for the PlayStation 1, developed by SingleTrac and released by Sony in 1995. This should not be confused with the multiplayer-only remake of the same name, developed by Incognito Entertainment and released on the PlayStation 3 in 2007. [Info from Wikipedia]

Warhawk 2 was probably in development in 1996 / 1997 by Sony Interactive Studios / 989 Studios, but the project was soon canned for unknown reasons. The SingleTrac studio was closed down in 2000. A group of SingleTrac employees broke off and formed the game studio Incognito Entertainment in 1999.

Thanks to Matthew for the contribution!