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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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    Doesnít 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, itís merely a one-stop shop for a bit of irrational hope. Thereís 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 hadnít been approached by anyone regarding WipEout, but I just thought Iíd 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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    I really wish firesprite the best of luck. I somehow feel partly responsible for sharing game ideas that could have influenced the game's direction toward failure but I don't know. I truly still believe there's a lot of opportunity for this franchise if it can be done well enough.

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    Whoever takes on Wipeout, they should consider making doing Barrel Rolls a single button affair, or at least make controller remapping available to do barrel rolls IN GAME.
    The ability [or more importantly] the lack of ability to do barrel rolls, has been the reason a lot of the original fans of the Wipeout games on the PSone didn't take to Wipeouts from PURE on-wards.[Original forum owner INFOXICATED is a classic example]
    They were just getting their butts kicked by those who COULD master doing Barrel rolls, this divided the Wipeout community immediately, causing a loss of a lot of players.

    I know [As I've recently done it again] that you if you go into the PS4's system settings > Accessibility > Remap controller [you have to tick this first to open up Custom controller remapping] > Custom controller mapping ....In this menu I remap D-Pad left to L1 and D-Pad right to R1.
    It doesn't HAVE to be remapped to L1R1, you have the choice to remap them to whichever control buttons you wish.
    This makes doing barrel rolls incredibly easy [pretty close to 100% success rate] by quickly pressing L1 R1 or visa versa, you can string barrel rolls together very easily.......but that means flipping craft in Eliminator mode is now remapped to D-Pad L or R as default

    The only problem with this style of remapping is that it effects controller use for everything else, from going through menus, to typing messages, so you would want to be a diehard Wipeout player to do it [not that it takes long to do, or reverse, it's just a PITA]

    SO, if they made this remapping available IN GAME it could possibly even the playing field, and consequently bring some old times back to the game.

    Just a thought.....I imagine IF Firesprite do work on Wipeout, it will be for implementing the new VR controller , and I have no idea what that would entail......hopefully the above mentioned barrel roll remapping could be incorporated....Wishful thinking
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    *clears throat* the new Wipeout game, titled "Wipeout Rush":


    They've re-uploaded the video with the 3d party IP removed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qmulgPZ2cg

    And an article covering it with more info: https://www.polygon.com/22677320/new...os-playstation

    I don't know about this one y'all 👀

    I'm not big on mobile games, considering the predatory practices, soo I'm not going to comment on the appeal, but using the Wipeout name here as if it's a full fledged title probably wasn't the wisest decision by marketing.

    But hopefully this is some positive news that Sony hasn't forgotten about the franchise and perhaps more is on the horizon? 🙏
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    Well that clip sort of makes a lot of sense of what is one the horizon regarding Wipeout.....Although the CARD system comes directly from PACER

    The PS5 can do great graphics OR 120hz gameplay, it can't do both, 120hz gameplay results in a lot of loss of detail in whatever game being played compared to standard 50/60hz gameplay.

    Given the simplified graphics shown in that clip, I imagine that it was designed specifically for 120hz gameplay and VR.....SONY's Legal Dept would be ALL over this in a flash if it were not a LEGIT Wipeout.....so I think this is what might be to come.

    If I remember correctly, Wipeout RUSH was supposed to be the second lot of DLC for Wipeout HD after FURY.....but looking at quickly at that clicp, it seems like some of the same tracks have been used YET AGAIN.
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