Wipeout Gets Into The Future's Past

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Posted by Jeff (3400 posts) -

Set a few years before the original Wipeout, Wipeout 2048 has a bit of a "street" look to it... well, it has about as much of a street look as a futuristic hovership racing game can have, anyway. The tracks have a more lived-in look to them, from what I saw, but that doesn't change the core of the action. You're still racing weird hovership things, firing weapons, using your air brakes, and listening to Orbital.

Zone mode will return to Wipeout in 2048 with new art styles to keep it looking fresh, and the game will have multiple control methods. I tried using the tilt functionality for steering and got used to it reasonably quickly, but I still did better using the analog stick. Considering you'll have to tilt the whole screen to play that way, I'm guessing that analog stick control will be a better choice for most players.

Wipeout 2048 will be available on launch day for the NGP, whenever that is. It will also ship with a CrossPlay (their term) feature that allows you to connect to PlayStation 3 players. This probably means that some of the tracks from the PS3 game seem to be finding their way into 2048, but it's also possible that the required update that will be coming for Wipeout HD players could lead to another track pack on that end, as well.

The game will make use of the NGP's cameras by taking photos or short video clips of the winning racer and sending them around to your online opposition and trophies that you earn can apparently be viewed in some kind of augmented reality style. That part wasn't on display, so I'm not sure how cool that'll be.

Key, of course, to any racing game is its sense of speed. Though the demo was set to a lower speed class, the game already has a good-looking frame rate and looks nice and fast. In short, it looks like a Wipeout game. It feels like a Wipeout game.

What, you don't believe I played it? You think I'd make something like this up? OK, fine, I've got some proof, courtesy of the PlayStation Blog.

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#1 Posted by Jeff (3400 posts) -

Set a few years before the original Wipeout, Wipeout 2048 has a bit of a "street" look to it... well, it has about as much of a street look as a futuristic hovership racing game can have, anyway. The tracks have a more lived-in look to them, from what I saw, but that doesn't change the core of the action. You're still racing weird hovership things, firing weapons, using your air brakes, and listening to Orbital.

Zone mode will return to Wipeout in 2048 with new art styles to keep it looking fresh, and the game will have multiple control methods. I tried using the tilt functionality for steering and got used to it reasonably quickly, but I still did better using the analog stick. Considering you'll have to tilt the whole screen to play that way, I'm guessing that analog stick control will be a better choice for most players.

Wipeout 2048 will be available on launch day for the NGP, whenever that is. It will also ship with a CrossPlay (their term) feature that allows you to connect to PlayStation 3 players. This probably means that some of the tracks from the PS3 game seem to be finding their way into 2048, but it's also possible that the required update that will be coming for Wipeout HD players could lead to another track pack on that end, as well.

The game will make use of the NGP's cameras by taking photos or short video clips of the winning racer and sending them around to your online opposition and trophies that you earn can apparently be viewed in some kind of augmented reality style. That part wasn't on display, so I'm not sure how cool that'll be.

Key, of course, to any racing game is its sense of speed. Though the demo was set to a lower speed class, the game already has a good-looking frame rate and looks nice and fast. In short, it looks like a Wipeout game. It feels like a Wipeout game.

What, you don't believe I played it? You think I'd make something like this up? OK, fine, I've got some proof, courtesy of the PlayStation Blog.

Staff
#2 Edited by Tregard (140 posts) -

Cool, I've never been a big fan of the Wipeout series, it always seemed more suited to portable gaming IMO

#3 Posted by Natedogg2 (444 posts) -

Looks interesting, but I've never been a Wipeout fan.

#4 Posted by Danteveli (1157 posts) -

Yes. been a long time since I played Wipeout.

#5 Posted by Silver-Streak (1328 posts) -

Jeff also cameos in the Uncharted NGP video for a split second.

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#6 Posted by KillerFly (396 posts) -

Finally, the answers to the rich Wipeout backstory we've been looking for.

#7 Edited by thehexeditor (1404 posts) -

Well , now I don't have to  give a shit if F-Zero 3DS happens or not.
 
Wipeout NGP sounds like a slice of fried gold covered in sex.

#8 Posted by GoodAssLettuce (100 posts) -

Is Jeff going to be in the final game?

#9 Posted by admanb (225 posts) -

Now Jeff will be famous!

#10 Posted by cap123 (2477 posts) -

jeff cameo!

#11 Posted by Floppypants (798 posts) -

No brainer launch day purchase.  Looks great.

#12 Edited by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -

Man, I love me some Wipeout. Between this and Uncharted, looks like I'll be getting an NGP... er... Vita. I just hope it's less than $400...

#13 Posted by Chubbaluphigous (571 posts) -

I've been sporting a Wipeout boner since I first played the original in HS.

#14 Posted by Scooper (7882 posts) -

So Ryan is Sega, now Jeff is Sony?

#15 Posted by clank543 (93 posts) -

Wow, it looks like the NGP is gonna have one hell of a lauch lineup!
#16 Posted by Jumbs (233 posts) -

As long as the soundtrack is amazing, as usual.

#17 Posted by hagridore (500 posts) -

Day one, I'm there. Though a shame Icarus won't have been founded yet. Will be slummin' it in Feisar.

#18 Posted by Redbullet685 (6019 posts) -

I wonder how many people will flash their genitals to the camera when they win the race.

#19 Posted by craigbo180 (1739 posts) -

SONY. 
 
The only way I buy a NGP day one is if you launch with a new rollcage game.

#20 Posted by waypoetic (92 posts) -

I've already pre-ordered a NGP/PS Vita, i was confident about the games and the line-up for the launch titles since the announcement. I'm freakin hyped! 

#21 Edited by sado (87 posts) -

"Get to see you gloat at them."
 
Right...
 
Quick! Pull down your pants! Glad to see Sony's incorporating wang caps from Kinect. Game looks cool though, can't wait to play it.

#22 Posted by Red_R0B0T (32 posts) -
@sado said:
"Get to see you gloat at them."  Right...  Quick! Pull down your pants! Glad to see Sony's incorporating wang caps from Kinect. Game looks cool though, can't wait to play it.
You beat me to it. I imagine a lot of Uno on Xbox Live style wang snapshots.  
Gloat with your dong, only on Sony's Vita.
#23 Posted by NorseDudeTR (420 posts) -
Man alive, I'm going to bite the bullet in the worst way on this Vita thing. Dammit, Sony!
#24 Posted by FesteringNeon (2158 posts) -

I want to map that pic of Jeff to a ship in game.

#25 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

So it's just Wipeout HD+Fury Mixed Edition, I shall wait and see what the MGS launch game will be. 
 
Wipeout is too hard to play on the train rides.

#26 Posted by rottendevice (159 posts) -

British people love making racing games. 
 
Also, this game looks / sounds like fun.

#27 Posted by mchief22 (10 posts) -

I loved the PS3 version of wipeout, so the fact that I can play with my PS3 mates while on the go with my PSP HD is just fecking awesome. Unlocking PS3 trophies on the go, can't wait!!

#28 Posted by biospank (647 posts) -

the music is so awesome!

#29 Posted by Cazamalos (983 posts) -

if they release the PSvita with this wipeout at launch Sony will score a lot of points

#30 Posted by adamazing (78 posts) -

I hope they make a new HACKERS movie, and they have to play this in it!
#31 Posted by Legend (2646 posts) -

Didn't expect to see Jeff in the video. lol

#32 Posted by CakeBomb (217 posts) -

Dude, focus the effin camera! 
 
That's so annoying.

#33 Posted by Hef (1094 posts) -

He didn't lie.  He totally played it.  Damn it...I just lost 20 BradBucks.

#34 Posted by blaakmawf (543 posts) -

I like Wipeout, but I only really need one game.

#35 Posted by Dixavd (1291 posts) -

THe NGP is startign to get some pretty serious looking launche titles - the question is if when it is released if the 3DS has some of its best games out to choose between them - but WipeOut is my favourite racing series of all time and I'll be looking forward to seeing more of it and the NGP soon.

#36 Posted by TigerClaw (74 posts) -

Looks great, The Wipeout games has always been a lot of fun.

#37 Posted by spilledmilkfactory (1820 posts) -

Man, first the Uncharted article, and now this. If they show off a God of War game for this thing I'm gonna cave

#38 Posted by Jinto (189 posts) -

Psh, ain't nobody wanna race me on that demo track. I'd smoke all ya'll with my AG-Systems hover craft.

#39 Posted by buzz_clik (6892 posts) -

One of my greatest regrets is that I don't own a PS3 or a PSP to play a new Wipeout game on. This isn't helping.

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#40 Posted by ThePantheon (697 posts) -

JEFF G CAMEO!
It's crazy that it's a fully made promo video but they're still using the phrase "NGP".

#41 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

Dude. I'm stoked. This may convince me to get an NGP.

#42 Posted by Delsaber (197 posts) -

Bonus points to Studio Liverpool if they give Cold Storage a big chunk of the soundtrack work. That would make it feel a lot like the first game, at least to me since I only ever played the Saturn version.

#43 Posted by Tebbit (4447 posts) -

I'm not sure if you guys know this about me
 
I really like Wipeout.
 
@buzz_clik said:

One of my greatest regrets is that I don't own a PS3 or a PSP to play a new Wipeout game on. This isn't helping.
Dammit man! Make the investment! Wipeout HD is hella rad.
#44 Posted by El_Derrico (205 posts) -

So is Jeff going to be a boss in the game? 

#45 Posted by chickdigger802 (501 posts) -

I'm getting the same vibe as when psp was launched... 
 
This all looks cool but I can't see when I'll use this besides my biannual trip to china... 
 
don't want to carry this around with me =(

#46 Posted by Michaelblack18 (223 posts) -

jeff in hd has never looked so good also looks like a pure fun wipeout game

#47 Posted by Springfart (296 posts) -

sweet!

#48 Posted by Babylonian (837 posts) -

So I guess this fills in that gap in the "Burnout - Blur - ??? - Wipeout" timeline.

#49 Posted by Xpgamer7 (2375 posts) -

Haven't seen Wipeout in a while. Nice to see some news on it.

#50 Posted by m0rdr3d (474 posts) -

I'd like to like this for some reason, but I find it hard to see the sustained appeal of racing a ship down a tunnel for hours to techno music.  I dunno...

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