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    Default Firesprite Games - New studio from ex-SL members

    http://t.co/g8sRGqyap3



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    Gretzz!

    Cant post more here ??? so ill edit now

    there is something interesting about Firesprite logo, it was mentionet here somethnig but my not perfect english is not letting me catch it

    Take a look at this ,and if someone can read Japanese will be much help

    Firesprite Logo.jpgwipeout logo.png

    Is text under logo does not look similar to Psx Wipeout text?

    Regards!
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    Wow. Almost brings tears to my eyes. Those guys are a special group. Also, personally, I still believe that WipEout is special to Sony, and that they would like to see it continue on their consoles. It would be a hugely classy move to hand over the WipEout IP to Firesprite. That would completely renew my love and faith in Sony.
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    Aaah, didnt see this one lol. This is a positive thing. Im trying not to get overly hopeful though, but this could be the little ray of light we all wanted.

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    Was just reading this at NeoGAF... Everyone there is going nuts hoping for wipeout...As I am

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    I'll keep my fingers crossed, it's a lot better than nothing. =)

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    Their logo has a remarkable resemblance to a game I remember playing before. Anyone recognise it? No? Guess I'm in the wrong forum...

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    Although great news to see ex SL people still active in a ever diminishing amount of gaming studios.
    The fact that Sony still owns the rights to Wipeout, and the likely fact that Sony would most likely want to keep it Playstation exclusive, might, for a independent studio like Firesprite, make it a less tempting to take on.
    I mean as they are independent, they ultimately want to make games that they can sell on multiple platforms to maximize returns.

    The only thing that might make taking on a new Wipeout for the PS4 more tempting [no point making it for the PS3] would be if Sony gave them the partially constructed full console Wipeout that SL were [heavily hinted at] in the process of making at the same time they were making WO 2048.

    Having a partially constructed game, or even the majority of the art work already done [ quite possibly by ex SL employees now at Firesprite] would certainly make constructing a new WO a lot quicker than if starting from absolute scratch.

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    Edge has also published a great article on the news, giving some insight on the studio's ambitions.

    Studio Liverpool lives on. Firesprite is the new independent development studio founded by several key members of the former Wipeout developer, and it has already shipped its first project, having helped Sony’s Japan Studio finish PS4 curio The Playroom. It is now busy at work on a new game – whether it’s a new Wipeout title remains to be seen.
    Of its 20 staff, 15 are former Studio Liverpool developers, and with that pedigree in-house Ankers believes that Firesprite can uphold high-level production values while pushing out into new areas. “Of course playing with new technology and pushing hard has always been a big part of what we do. Its been great to continue that journey with The Playroom on PS4.
    There is a new game in development, one which Ankers can’t tell us about, but we suggest that with all of the history and experience at the studio, it seems likely to be a racer – if not another Wipeout game. Ankers is careful with his reply. “All of us have made a number of racers and are big fans of the genre,” he says. “One of the founding principles of Firesprite is to work on games that are unique in some way, through some cool hardware, technology, platform or gameplay. Whatever we work on we bring all our focus and values into it and push hard to make it the best experience possible.”
    So while proud of that history with PlayStation, Ankers says that the new studio is independent, and it is not limiting itself to Sony hardware. “The engine we are creating works across multiple platforms including mobile,” he adds. “The distribution of retail or digital really depends on the game.”
    We push Ankers again – could Sony entrust the new indie to make another Wipeout? It’s not difficult to see that he’d dearly love to, but can’t confirm either way. “I don’t know where this journey is going to take us,” he adds. “Ultimately we love Wipeout but the decision isn’t ours. Wipeout is a special game, its soul comes from Liverpool development history.”
    I Highlighted most of the important parts in regards to the studio and any hints at WipEout's future. To be honest this is all great news. They clearly still have close connections with Sony and have already contributed to the PS4 with Playroom. By the sounds of it their new arrangement and engine allows much more creative freedom for indie sized titles and bigger console projects to come into fruition, so all the power to them. But seriously why you gotta tease us with dat WipEoutEsquE Logo?

    Read the full article here.
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    Good news to read. Fingers crossed for a new WipEout, of course, but whatever the games they'll make it's great to see them with full energy.

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