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    Just read about this, and my first thought was to come to the Zone and check out what people thought!!!

    potentially awesome news. I'm hopeful of a full console WipEout myself.

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    look now description changed, futuristic could have meant motorstorm apocolypse , (wens release window for it?)
    also hit the mainstream
    http://www.1up.com/news/sony-liverpo...g-wipeout-game
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...turistic-racer
    look at comments for 2nd link read the comment on edge games, may be random lol, didnt know they were still about but racers game defo futuristic
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    I just hope for something WipEout related. If it's a new game,
    or another add-on to WOHD, It doesn't really matter to me.

    I agree with amplificated. The latest game really is a solid game,
    and building more on that, adding maps, game modes - just stuff in
    general, won't bother me, even if a brand new game would be the
    most awesome thing that could happen!

    Who doesn't want to see "Blue Ridge", or "Arc Prime" f.ex. in HD?

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    I grabbed a screen shot of the full job description before they changed it.
    Actually the only thing that has been changed as far as I can tell is from the initial smaller ad where the word "Futuristic" has been removed.
    It does lend itself to make you think that this position is for making a full console game.

    The PS3 is starting to show it's limitations graphically with the latest games FFXIII, Enslaved are two examples where it's had problems keeping up.
    And the new slims were brought out for two reasons,firstly to get the price down and secondly to hopefully fix the problem of peoples consoles dying on them like the Fat PS3's.
    They couldn't really be called a technical advancement, so I don't think it is that far fetched to think a PS4 has been on the drawing board at least.

    Now that Sony is starting to show a profit again from the Playstation it might want to get the jump on Microsoft and bring forward the PS4's release.
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    I want a new WO- make it happen Sony, I dont want Motorstorm.

    Slightly off topic:

    I cant see a PS4 being released soon for many reasons:

    1: People may not have enough cash for a new console- the PS3 new was 400.

    2: People may be wary of console reliability- as each generation passes more and more problems arise.

    3: Its only really now the PS3 has become a mature product worth buying- at launch it was rubbish (bar WO), now it has several rental utilities, tv catchup channels (PlayTV) and games that I want to buy- plus I can stream my media using PS3 media Player.

    4: What will a PS4 bring value wise? Better graphics for sure but what else? 3D gaming? 3D TVs are not selling (since no-one has 2000 plus 150 for glasses)- better storage? DIY a new HDD. DLNA? etc.

    5: Programmers are getting lazy- the PS2 did graphics on a par with early PS3 stuff but more and more they rely on new hardware (OK, more of a pop at PC game programmers).

    The PS3 is a good Blu Ray player, OK browser and (did/ does) do Linux if you are living in the 3.15 era or are naughty and have a dongle. With these features I cant see Sony releasing anything soon- and they have only just started making a profit on a feature packed machine that is well set for the future.

    But a 3D, 25601600 WQXGA 60 plus Detonator match on a PS4 does sound tempting.....

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    Job description may have changed because I can only see an offer for "an experienced and upbeat Senior Designer to work with a talented and experienced team on a high profile racing franchise."
    Not futuristic anymore.

    Well, despite that little change, I think it will be wipeout (it's too late to get a senior designer for MotorStorm3).

    But since SL wipeout team has been disbanded earlier this year, I don't expect anything for PS3.
    Wipeout Pure was a stunning line up title for PSP, so I think it will probably in order to develop a stunning line up title for PSP2.
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    I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is not gonna be WipEout. Nor is it even something for the PS4. My main reasons are as follows:

    1) Motorstorm: Apocalypse needs a -lot- of work. I played the Alpha release at Eurogamer Expo, and I think it needs a bit of retooling. They're still developing it, given that the words 'Alpha Release' were in the corner throughout my playing, and if Sony wants to care for one of its' franchises, it'd be the one that's been with it since the release of the PS3.

    2) WipEout is a pretty old game, lets' be honest. Coming up on its' third year... now why on earth would they release DLC for that old a game unless the userbase is big enough to warrant a good recall of money? As much as I would pay for it, and I'm sure anyone on these forums would, I don't know if the three hundred of us + however many yappy venom eliminator players there are would really constitute enough to make it up unless it's a high price.

    3) Sony's just released the Move. That is a massive technological update, which I personally hate (think it's all dodgy) and provided support for 3D systems. Why would it be releasing a PS4 now, when it's sunk so much money into an existing console already? If the PS4 flounders, it'd be curtains for Sony. Yes, the 360 is showing better graphics right now, but is that really that big a reason to release a brand new console? Especially when you can boast your own motion control system and 3D support?

    So I'm sorry guys, I don't buy it. They're looking for someone for Motorstorm: Apocalypse.

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    That's a senior designer job offer. Why whould they need someone like that now for MotorStorm Apocalyspe ? Isn't it a bit late for gathering a team of designers ? At least if they still plan to release the game in 2011.

    Moreover, the job offer is for Studio Liverpool, not Evolution Studios and since the wipeout team is no more, with it's resources split accross the Sony Worldwide Studios (Liverpool, Evolution Studios, bigBIG Studios) ... I think it makes more sense.

    But I agree that no new WipEout will be developed for PS3
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    I like to think Sony are pushing the whole 3D thing, wanting to shift tonnes of 3D TVs and PS3s with a raft of new games, including Wipeout 3D ™. I'm probably somewhat deluded there, but it keeps me happy.

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    What's to stop Sony bringing out a PS4 and still producing the PS3?
    It's still producing the PS2.

    The PS4 is inevitable, it will get sales just through console envy despite whatever price they ask for it.
    Your selling to a market that's very essence is entirely based on competition.

    When it will appear is the question.
    I don't think it will be that far off, it was earmarked for 2012 from what I remember reading.
    Hopefully Sony will have learnt from it's design & marketing mistakes with the PS3, and not repeat them with the PS4.
    Sony used to be on the ball until about 5 years ago, that's when things went off track, they are just starting to get things right again.

    As for 3D TV not taking off.
    HA!, just wait, you won't be able to buy a non 3D TV soon unless you want a uber cheap TV for a spare room.
    They are already not that much more expensive than solely 2D TV's which are slowly being faded out of production.
    You choose if you want to switch in the 3D effect remember, it's not forced upon you.
    You can also choose to buy the glasses/receiver or not, you can do that later, the price of the SONY add-on receiver and 2 pairs of glasses is around the price of 7 Blueray Disc's.
    Not what I would call expensive.

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