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    A mobile gambling "game" recycling Pulse tracks with cel shading graphics.
    I was right not to trust anyone in the modern industry with the IP.

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    HD, Fury and Omega Collection were already part of the "modern industry" and they turned out more than fine.

    Rush would have been fine had it come out alongside a new fully-fledged game. But it didn’t... unless there’s a plot twist in the coming weeks.

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    Yeah, I could see this being fine as a companion app, but on its own, using a full fledged Wipeout title instead of a spin-off? Never, you would think big companies have learned by now from the Diablo reboot, and the Command & Conquer one, guess not though...
    Anyone remotely familiar with the franchise would've been ringing alarm bells left and right

    On the other hand however, it's kind of odd they announce a mobile game this many months in advance, so perhaps there is still hope for this being released alongside a new console game in 2022 🤷

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    I think it's good news for the future of wipeout, I will definitely give it a go!

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    HD Fury was an actual game that had some of the series' historical developers behind it though, not to mention 2008 was over a decade ago, far removed from today's industry standards, however lopsided they are. A lot of things changed, mostly for maximum profit at the lowest risk possible, resulting in what we're seeing now - testing the waters with dice-roll mobile games. It's a shame that we went from Omega, which is the best example of a remaster done right I can think of nowadays, to this. We haven't seen a new, real game since 2048, also almost a decade ago. I don't like being negative but it's justified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MegaGeeza22 View Post
    I think it's good news for the future of wipeout, I will definitely give it a go!
    Hey there Mega, has been a while hope you're good!

    I can see us in a dilemma in some sorts in this. What we think with a pure mind is that SONY somehow still cares for WipEout and we hope this is the entrance for a new console title.
    But who knows what SONY thinks. In a worst case scenario, no matter if Rush will be successful or not, the original WipEout will be doomed. Because...

    ...if Rush will not become a success of some sorts, SONY could think that people aren't interested in WO any more after this long so they won't bother to invest time and money for a console title. Or...
    ...if Rush will be somewhat successful, SONY could think that this "installment" now satisfied the players and they don't need to create another title for some time or even worse: Continue on the mobile route all the way.

    But those are just random thoughs. I too hope this is just a step forward to a new installment for the console.

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    All I know is that Sony is aware that lots of reviewers said Omega was one the best games on PSVR. It was one of the few games to make people stop and say "OK, VR on consoles isn't just a gimmick"

    So if they want to build more hype around the PSVR2, they'd be well served to make another Wipeout for it, assuming they can do it without taking a major loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pico de Goroh View Post
    All I know is that Sony is aware
    How do you know that? Source? Or are you just assuming?

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    Quote Originally Posted by docfo4r View Post
    ...if Rush will not become a success of some sorts, SONY could think that people aren't interested in WO any more after this long so they won't bother to invest time and money for a console title. Or...
    ...if Rush will be somewhat successful, SONY could think that this "installment" now satisfied the players and they don't need to create another title for some time or even worse: Continue on the mobile route all the way.
    You hit the nail on the head there. There were cases where an overwhelmingly negative response actually helped protect certain franchises, like the Diablo and C&C mobile games. I believe that is the right course of action, but it must be noted that it isn't just the negative response to a bad product that drove them to make a new Diablo and a proper remaster of the first two C&C games - it was a negative response combined with a unified demand for proper games. I personally don't think it's wise to accept mediocrity, especially for a niche franchise like WipEout, because once the IP starts being lowered into the pit of mobile gambling games, either we save it now or never again.

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    Hi docfo4r, all good here, hope your doing well.
    I was looking on twitter responses to the new "game" and it's mostly negative responses saying they want a real wipeout and none of this mobile nonsense lol. I hope that now people are talking about the game again they will look into making something new on consoles. Maybe sony are testing the waters with this and Hopefully this will get enough people asking for the real thing.

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