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missmolotov
4th April 2018, 08:35 AM
John McLaughlin from Sony XDev and Staffan Langin from EPOS Game Studios will be doing an AMA session ('Ask Me Anything') on r/PSVR on Reddit. It will start at 3pm this afternoon (UK time). They will taking questions from all about WipEout VR and anything else!

So if you have would like to know, now is the time to ask :)

When they start taking questions the thread will be pinned to the top of the page here: https://www.reddit.com/r/PSVR

AMA Graphic (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZ3QB7QUMAEglnU.jpg)

AdHoc
4th April 2018, 08:42 AM
Iím going to state the obvious here: we need to use this opportunity to ask about the future of the series. I know this is on r/PSVR, but if the question is worded the right way, we could try to find out more about possible new games.

I propose something like this: "Would the success and enthusiasm for PSVR in WipEout Omega Collection encourage you to consider making a new WipEout game in which virtual reality could play an even more important part?"

If no one objects, that is what Iíll ask.

missmolotov
4th April 2018, 09:37 AM
I'd be amazed of many people don't ask for another game. It's gone down add the best VR game to date on r/PSVR. One person called it the developers coming for their 'victory lap'.

I like the proposed wording of your question, definitely put that forward please.

AdHoc
4th April 2018, 09:45 AM
Yeah, definitely some good vibes recently. Surely peopleís comments will make a good overall impression on the big heads at Sony. The question is if thatíll be enough to trigger something in their brains.

I probably wonít get a reply, but itís worth nothing trying.

missmolotov
4th April 2018, 10:07 AM
The more people that ask the better I think. With this success, it's the best opportunity we've had in years to tell them we need more.

AdHoc
4th April 2018, 02:20 PM
Well, I got a reply, but one that was to be expected... Weíll keep on hoping I suppose.

T-301
4th April 2018, 03:52 PM
Ask them if they promise to never sell out and change the game's fundamental mechanics just to "appeal to a bigger audience." This is important, especially in this day and age.
Also ask which team they think is the best. Well, it's obviously FEISAR, but still.

AdHoc
5th April 2018, 01:57 AM
You can ask them yourself, theyíll come back tomorrow to answer a few more questions. But they already gave an answer: the gameplay was not changed for VR.

missmolotov
5th April 2018, 04:11 PM
Would always be nice to have something more concrete. John did say it was down to the fans. I think the game got the best reaction possible over at r/PSVR, I hope that helps.

AdHoc
5th April 2018, 07:48 PM
The truth is itís not really down to the fans, but 1) to the non-fans, big numbers of average people buying the game, like weíve seen with PSVR, and 2) to Sony.

If the sales are good... you know the deal.

mannjon
6th April 2018, 03:53 AM
Um the sales are off the charts for the us. Tons of new pilots online. Imo, this is one of the most polished vr games available. The graphics are the best I've seen for a vr game period for psvr.

AdHoc
6th April 2018, 08:15 AM
Ooohhh giggidy giggidy! Canít wait for Sonyís positive reaction to this... in 6 months time.

missmolotov
6th April 2018, 12:06 PM
Are there any official figures for sales in the US yet mannjon? I'd love to see how it's doing.

blackwiggle
6th April 2018, 02:06 PM
Only way to be sure.
Take NOTE of current records, Check against those that appear.

IMHO....just amount of USA based players actually registering is a huge plus.

missmolotov
6th April 2018, 02:35 PM
I just wondered if there was a sales chart. When Farpoint came out, it was the first VR game to break into the top ten of the UK sales chart for all games media. It went straight in at number 2:

https://www.vrfocus.com/2017/05/playstation-vrs-farpoint-debuts-at-number-2-in-uk-sales-chart/

Which caused a bit of a storm. It would be interesting to know if WipEout made any impact. Only physical games are usually counted, but WipEout has been ridiculously cheap on disc all the way through this period.

mannjon
10th April 2018, 04:45 AM
I don't have figures, but I just played about 3 hours in vr with an almost full lobby the whole time. At least 4 US pilots were in and most were playing in vr.