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    Default Rumours of a new WipEout game on PS5/PSVR2

    This is a thread for the rumoured new WipEout game possibly in development by Lucid Games or Firesprite.



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    Well, PlayStation Showcase in less than 12 hours away, so...🤷*♂️

    https://blog.playstation.com/2021/09...next-thursday/

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    Doesn’t look like anything came out of that, but it would have been very surprising anyway, if development only started recently.

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    I think people are putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5. if only because that a lot of EX Studio Liverpool/Psygnosis people are at Firesprite.

    But then again.......Looking at what other games Firesprite have/are working on, a lot of them are, or at least have a VR element to them.

    Now we all know SONY is bringing out a new VR helmet, and more importantly, and new VR controller to go with it, probably with a large dose of the HAPTIC technology that comes with the current PS5 controller.

    Long time WIPEOUT tragics like the forum members here, all know SONY has traditionally always used WIPEOUT to showcase any new technology it has.
    1] First PSP Game - Wipeout PURE
    2] First game with downloadable DLC - Wipeout PURE
    3] First game to use all the VITA's functions - Wipeout 2048
    4] First Download only game - Wipeout HD
    5] Not the first, but definitely the best integration of VR in a game - Wipeout Omega

    So, given that history, it's not that unrealistic to think that some new form of Wipeout ''MIGHT'' make a appearance around the time of the new VR helmet and VR controller are released.
    And since at least some of the people at Firesprite would have a good intimate working knowledge of the Wipeout games, it's not unreasonable to assume if any [I hazard to say NEW] Wipeout game were to appear, it would at least partially come from Firesprite.

    I looked up who, apart from SONy EXDEV, that worked on Omega have been doing, Creative Vault [Formally EPOS] haven't made anything since Omega Pack, Clever Beans only other game since Omega has been Gods Will Fall.

    Both the above gaming studios were given access to the Studio Liverpool/PSYGNOSIS Wipeout archive by SONY EXDEV......what has been done with this archive since then, or who it is being passed onto is unknown [Logically it would be passed on to Firesprite given its recent purchase by SONY]

    I'm not going to get my hopes up on a NEW Wipeout.
    If true to form, SONY will be cheapskates and revamp HD/FURY/2048/Omega yet again to show off the new technology [This time in TRUE 4k and 120hz - Omega on the PS4 isn't true 4k ]......reason being to build a new Wipeout game from scratch would cost around US$30 mil [I got that number from somebody who worked on PACER, and they estimated what it would cost to build a new Wipeout from scratch]

    We MIGHT get a couple of new tracks and craft added to a revamped Omega Pack, but that will be about the extent of any new Wipeout.

    I sincerely doubt SONY would spend that much on a new Wipeout game, when by it's own admission, AG racers are a tiny niche market and don't sell enough to cover the costs, and this was the main reason Studio Liverpool was closed.

    Anyway, its nice to dream, and given the recent news, there is more of a possibility of it happening now than there has been in a LONG time.

    EDIT: I suppose it depends on how far Firesprites game [Star Citizen - Theaters of War] is completion that determines if they start working on any Wipeout
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    Exactly. And thanks for your thoughts and information.

    This thread is not meant to hype a new WipEout, it’s merely a one-stop shop for a bit of irrational hope. There’s not much meaning behind it, just dreams.

    By the way, Shaun Mooney, who designed the Tigron ship for Fury, has left TT Games and is working on a new secret project. Two weeks ago, he said he hadn’t been approached by anyone regarding WipEout, but I just thought I’d mention this here for prosperity.

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    I forgot how I worked it out, but there is a estimated 7 Wipeout tracks that SL had that have never been released....

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