View Full Version : WipEout 2048 voted Racing game of the Year 2012 by TheSixthAxis

Ami Nakajima
3rd January 2013, 03:14 PM
I can't stress how amazing it feels to see 2048 win.

So proud,
proud to be a part of it, proud for the team (even more so due to closure) I actually have a tear in my eye and so, so proud of us as a community and just how much we've grown.

This is a win for us and totally deserved

Onward and upward!


3rd January 2013, 03:19 PM
Fantastic to see the game getting such recognition, especially following the events of last year. Well done! :D

3rd January 2013, 03:49 PM
Congrats, great achievement!

(I so want a PSVita to finally play with it)

3rd January 2013, 03:51 PM
This is great news! Just goes to show how it's not always the "mainstream" games that win these things. It's great to see an emphasis placed on quality in these votes.

Well done guys! :g

3rd January 2013, 05:02 PM
Fantastic news, congratulations to everybody involved in 2048's development.

3rd January 2013, 06:19 PM
Thats incredible! Cnt wait to get my Vita & 2048!! :D

3rd January 2013, 07:11 PM
Awesome. Really happy 2048 got that title. It deserved it. My only hope now is to see someone bring it back to its former glory since the game was so awesome :D.

Nick Burcombe
3rd January 2013, 11:16 PM
Hi all. I'm back. Well this was good news indeed. So glad i got the recognition it deserved. :)

4th January 2013, 02:56 AM
Oh thats fantastic! It was well deserved. :)

4th January 2013, 08:42 AM
Very good news, thanks Ami !! :)

4th January 2013, 09:30 AM
I want this to mean something. Wipeout always got deserved critical acclaim in the past but that didn't stop what happened from happening. Tell me this can make a difference, because I don't believe it anymore.

Ami Nakajima
4th January 2013, 10:39 AM
I think this needs to be put into perspective.

Look at the circumstances, this is a massive boost to us a community, the team for creating something that is finally being recognized for the time, effort and more importantly passion that went into it. Studio Liverpool's final installment of WipEout - it is recognition, respect, kudos and a big FU rolled into one.

It is to be celebrated.

It is not about making a 'difference' to the future

4th January 2013, 10:52 AM
Darkdrium, imagine you were a developer on this game. You put your heart and soul into this, trying to make the best of new hardware and trying to do the series justice, and yet despite all this your studio is shut down and you lose your job. And yet, beyond all that, the game has been very well received across the board and has finally been properly recognised. If I were in that position I'd feel damn proud. This is not about making a difference. It is about a group of damn good people getting the recognition they deserve.

That's what this thread is all about. What happens in the future is a discussion for another day, not here.

Ragsus Maxima
4th January 2013, 06:42 PM
A nice way to start the year. :) Congrats!

5th January 2013, 10:13 PM
Its nice to see Wipeout getting some praise! Well done to everyone involved, you have done us proud :)

6th January 2013, 12:30 AM
I understand that the team and the people behind the game can feel that their work has finally been validated, and that they finally feel vindicated for their efforts. I don't want to detract from this at all. They are totally deserving of this award, as they always have been for all the games they've worked on in the past, zero exception.

But I am not a developer, I am a player. I want to play more WipEout in the future. If that doesn't happen it just makes me more sad and angry. Sad because we lose an excellent game series, and angry because everyone in this community, developers or players, has been **** on. And you know, this award is for WipEout 2048 and that's good, but what about the supposed next WipEout game they were working on? What about that? Is their hard work validated in that case? I think not, and it's a shame.

I fully stand behind this symbolical FU, but for more than WipEout 2048. I stand behind it for WipEout Pulse, WipEout HD Fury, and this next WipEout. Let's be honest, since WipEout PurE this series has only been paraded as a glorified tech demo for 3D and 1080p and 60FPS and whatever. It gets all the recognition it deserves on game reviews, but not from Sony.

In conclusion, thank god this award is for WipEout 2048, and not for Sony. Congratulations, I wish that wherever you are working at now is fully recognizing your talents.

6th January 2013, 06:39 PM
Glad to hear it! Congrats to those-artists-formerly-known-as-Studio-Liverpool!

8th January 2013, 01:43 AM
Finally, the series got what it deserved. A award. After all those thousands of hours. Of pushing little pixels and polygons around. Of writing many lines of code. Of the hours of testing, fixing and more testing. They got what they set out to do.

I feel good right now. :)

Thank you so very much. (Even though I'm not a gamer, I love this series of games.)

15th January 2013, 12:40 AM
For me, the one and only reason to get a Vita.


15th January 2013, 01:48 PM
A huge congratulations to everyone that took part in making, and playing this wonderful (but hard as nails) game. I'm sure it's never easy making a launch title, and yet, Studio Liverpool proved that could not only make an adequate launch title on both the PSP and Vita, but make one of the most polished, visually stunning, and enjoyable game on both systems.

Studio Liverpool went out with a bang.