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Legendary WipEout franchise coming to PSN with WipEout HD – Details here

Daimion Pinnock's Avatar + Posted by Daimion Pinnock on Aug 20, 2008 // Producer, SCEA

Hello, Readers. Daimion here and I’m excited today to release some details on WipEout HD, coming to PLAYSTATION Network this fall. We’ve been mum on WipEout HD recently – keeping many of you in serious suspense, I know – but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been cranking away at bringing you an awesome anti-gravity racing game in 1080p HD!

WipEout HD will feature a selection of the best tracks taken from previous versions of this iconic franchise that have been reworked to show-off the graphical capabilities of PS3. But don’t take my word for it, if you want to see how good WipEout HD in 1080p and at 60 frames-per-second, check out the video below:

WipEout HD will give you the chance to take on the greatest anti-grav racers in the world with plenty of online racing modes and even offline too, with HD’s two-player split-screen mode. Up to 8 racers can battle online in a range of online races. And with Trophy Support (whuuuuuut, Trophy support, you say?!?), which I know everyone is really excited about, this is definitely your chance to grab bragging rights online. More to come on Trophies soon, don’t you worry….

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And for an additional challenge in WipEout HD, you can opt to use the SIXAXIS motion controls to steer their ship while blasting away opponents with the full arsenal of weapons. With lots of teams/ships to choose from, plenty of on and offline racing modes, crazy-fast HD racing and a remixed Dolby 5.1 surround sound soundtrack, your adrenaline will be pumping in no time. Trust me. And even though we think you’ll love the soundtrack, but in case you love your own music collection more, you can create a custom playlist on the PS3 XMB and listen to it while you race. Niiiiiiiice, right?!

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For more game info check out www.WipEoutHD.com. We’ll be back with more on WipEout HD in the coming weeks, including the details on trophies, price, and release date – see keep your eyes peeled for more here on the PS Blog!

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137 Comments

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+ Wiscompton on August 20th, 2008 at 12:14 pm said:

Sorry. I don’t get hyped for ps3 exclusives until 10 days to a release date and pictures of accidentally released games hit the market as seen with GTA4 & MGS4. The well is dry with me my beloved friend. I will likely purchase, but not if it coincides with LBP, R2 etc. And normal people don’t consider the month of November and beyond “Fall” -just the marketing departments of the world.

I love Wipeout on the PSP, I have no reason to belive this will be any different.


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+ Flashback Jack on August 20th, 2008 at 12:20 pm said:

I’m not buying HD unless Studio Liverpool kicks Sony in the tail and releases the Wipeout Pulse add-on packs to the North American market. We’re still waiting, you know.

- F


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+ outkast32 on August 20th, 2008 at 12:35 pm said:

how much? 20 40 60 bucks???


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+ Wip3ou7 on August 20th, 2008 at 12:38 pm said:

THANK YOU SO MUCH! I have been waiting for this game SINCE THE DAY I FIRST HEARD ABOUT PS3! I LOVE WIPEOUT THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! THANK YOU!


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+ whoelse on August 20th, 2008 at 12:41 pm said:

This is great news! The inclusion of trophies and soundtracks just made this game even more exciting.


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+ THATPSPGUY on August 20th, 2008 at 12:42 pm said:

I guess I’ll have to stick with my ps3 nes emulator until that comes out……


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+ Kedaro on August 20th, 2008 at 12:47 pm said:

So many companies, and indy groups are getting their “poop in a group” lately it’s making my head spin, great job guys, I hope again you all are another example to be followed as truly every game released should support both trophies & custom soundtracks.


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+ Kedaro on August 20th, 2008 at 12:50 pm said:

Yea at this point all we need is a price point if possible.


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+ Kenshin001 on August 20th, 2008 at 12:50 pm said:

Hurry up and release the [DELETED] thing. The next few months are going to be crammed with games and there will be little time to play them all, not to mention limited budgets, meaning there is a chance people will bypass Wipeout. Two weeks tops, no more delays, no more procrastination, get it out there.


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+ DevilHunterDante on August 20th, 2008 at 12:50 pm said:

Awesome cant wait!


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+ DG on August 20th, 2008 at 12:51 pm said:

I can not wait. Hopefully I’ll get my PS3 back before this is released.


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+ JuniorPS on August 20th, 2008 at 12:58 pm said:

@Flashback Jack

Amen bro! HD and the Pulse DLC should be a PSN update combo. Let’s call it… WipEout Week!

No, really Sony, I want my Pulse fix and I’m willing to pay for it :)


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+ Juben on August 20th, 2008 at 1:00 pm said:

@outkast32
I’m going to say 39.99 or 40, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was the full price. For the quality this game will be putting out and fun factor for many people their first set of trophies and then custom soundtracks it will be in demand. Economy or not people will pay for this. Looks to be a very interesting buy.

The only thing that conerns me is the limited amount of tracks. Hopefully they will have more in the future. Or maybe differnet paths on the tracks change it up midrace or something. I’d be happy with 15 or 20 tracks total different challenges 180% turns and various goofy challenges while avoiding total destruction.

Looks very very good. To those that cannot get PSN cards not sure where you are but I have been able to get them all over the east coast.(NYC, Camden, Waldorf(MD), oceanfront Virginia Beach(VA), Columbia(SC), Tampa bay, Altanta) If you have any problems and you are near these areas post and I’ll give you the store location to pick them up ^.^ Oh yeah reason I know all the spots do a lot of traveling lol

My one question any chance of releasing it to those that want a physical copy compared to just a download?


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+ GothPunk on August 20th, 2008 at 1:05 pm said:

Thanks for the update, this is a definite day one purchase. Great to see a game I really want confirmed to have trophies AND custom soundtracks. How I love Studio Liverpool.


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+ Nitrowolf2 on August 20th, 2008 at 1:07 pm said:

so how much will it be


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+ Spaceghost4284 on August 20th, 2008 at 1:11 pm said:

So Fall means early next year right? Oye…make an announcement when you got a release date!


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+ 001 on August 20th, 2008 at 1:14 pm said:

Me want wipeout HD. Me crush tall buildings.


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+ Zorox on August 20th, 2008 at 1:17 pm said:

Fall? So basically it’s going to be a year late?


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+ DreadPillow on August 20th, 2008 at 1:19 pm said:

Wow, this game looks great! If it’s 10-15 dollars im gonna buy it first day, maybe even if its 20! Please be in that price range! Money can still be made selling it cheap! I own wipeout 3 for ps1 and still play it occasionally, I would love to experience my favorite tracks in hd! I think you should also provide a demo for those who haven’t played it yet.


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+ decimalator on August 20th, 2008 at 1:20 pm said:

Very good stuff! Looking forward to it (still)!


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+ Half_life000111 on August 20th, 2008 at 1:20 pm said:

awsome…. I’m soo glad we get to hear some news on this game… it doesn’t look as bright but still amazing !!!!


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+ DevonTheDude on August 20th, 2008 at 1:25 pm said:

Remote play would be amazing too, please Sony…


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+ ganez4life on August 20th, 2008 at 1:28 pm said:

Remote play would be great for this game, doubt it now though, heres to hoping to…

This has been in the making from the exact same time home was announced and there both coming out around the same time now.. pretty good, is there any home support?

Also i thought this was meant to be a small thing but its turned out to be pretty big for you guys, do you guys see this as a full game or a teaser to what we can expect for the next wipeout? use have set the bar pretty high so trying to beat it for the next wipeout will be hard…


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+ perrandy on August 20th, 2008 at 1:33 pm said:

this game looks awesome, but i wonder if it supports 720p/1080i,also i would like to know its pricing and finally, i want to know when the psn cards are going to come to my local retailer


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+ scratchh on August 20th, 2008 at 1:37 pm said:

im stoked for this game. the original wipeout on ps1 was one of the first PS games I played. This looks awesome – the 60 fps is much appreciated. all other wipeout games i’ve played suffered from slow-down at one point or another (im looking at you shockwave), here’s hoping for none of that. the trophies and custom soundtracks are delicious icing on the proverbial cake!


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+ Enigma777 on August 20th, 2008 at 1:38 pm said:

Hell yeah! I love Wipeout! I still play Pulse on my psp! Can’t wait for this!

P.S. If anyone wants to have an online Pulse cession send me a message


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+ Darkdrium777 on August 20th, 2008 at 1:40 pm said:

You guys just can’t believe how happy you just made me! :D
Day one purchase! YES! That trailer was awesome, I’m waiting for the HD trailer on the PS3 PS-Store. ;) A new trailer to watch over a million times on an HDTV, that’s pure win!

Also as a side note I think you just set http://www.wipeoutzone.com on fire xD

About the Pulse DLC we are still waiting for them though. I guess that this is the only negative to this whole situation. Please release Pulse DLC!


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+ nerfgun on August 20th, 2008 at 1:42 pm said:

You guys are KILLING ME here.

KILLING me.

I’ve been waiting for this fricking game since Wipeout 3 on the PS1.

RELEASE DATE

GIVE US THE RELEASE DATE

RELEEEEEEEASE IT FOR THE LUVVA GOD


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+ Zaku on August 20th, 2008 at 1:52 pm said:

Wow, the game looks great guys :) Definitely one I’m going to pick up in the future :)


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+ Expat on August 20th, 2008 at 1:57 pm said:

Excellent news, it looks the wait has been worth it. I can’t wait to play this


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+ SDkngsht on August 20th, 2008 at 2:22 pm said:

EASILY the best thing to happen to future racers since the original F-Zero.

there is NOTHING bad to be said about this game. WipeOut is STILL played regularly on my PSP and this new HD version could possibly be the single greatest future racer of all time.

patiently waiting for the release day.


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+ reesimo on August 20th, 2008 at 2:36 pm said:

Do Want!!


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+ Ghostm on August 20th, 2008 at 2:50 pm said:

I wonder which of these two softwares will be out first. WipEout HD or Home. Thanks for the update but I’ll hold on to my excitement until I can buy it. Will WipEout HD be available on bluray also?

I still cant believe that LBP is going to be release before PS Home. That’s a damn shame.


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+ stennex on August 20th, 2008 at 3:01 pm said:

Great looking game at 1080p sorry to those who only have 720p. If Sony were more aggressive in the LCD market they would have ordained 1080p is where its at and cut out the bull. By the end of the year Directv and possibly Comcast will be broadcasting 1080p shows. WOW. Walmart anyone?


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+ ThAGriZZ45 on August 20th, 2008 at 3:18 pm said:

GREAT NEWS!

I’ve been waiting for this game for awhile now. I remember when I played the first game on this demo disc I got in the mail. I could never stop playing it. and now it looks amazing with all the features you would expect from a playstation network game.

I’m blown away.


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+ bazookajoe290 on August 20th, 2008 at 3:27 pm said:

Will the soundtrack be released on psn store? I love the music in the game and I would like to purchase the soundtrack.


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+ Dave702 on August 20th, 2008 at 3:28 pm said:

this is cool i can’t wait to buy it how much will it cost? and by when?


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+ gamer812 on August 20th, 2008 at 3:28 pm said:

A bit sad that it’s coming out in the fall with all the other games coming out during that period. It would have been nice to have it be released during the summer (or what’s left of it). But still cool nevertheless. Just don’t delay it.


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+ Dave702 on August 20th, 2008 at 3:30 pm said:

Also what happened to life with playstation?……………


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+ X1rtam on August 20th, 2008 at 3:33 pm said:

Hey that’s great, but I hope the original “too flashy for epilepsy kids” tracks are still in there, perhaps on a setting or unlockable or something…I love games that are great fun to play at night or otherwise light up the room in all sorts of crazy colors! Trophies are icing on the cake, this looks like a definite buy for me!


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+ joel on August 20th, 2008 at 3:40 pm said:

Must have no matter what, wipe out is amazing, and this looks amazing.

Must buy day one.


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+ Wip3ou7 on August 20th, 2008 at 4:13 pm said:

YES! This game is DEFINATELY LEGENDARY! By the way how dare they bump WipEout HD the same day it was posted with HOT SHOTS GOLF *UGH* /puke! WIPEOUT HD IS FINALLY COMING! THANK YOU SO MUCH SONY! I will definately buy copies of this game for every PS3 I own and I will make all of my friends buy it too (which wont be difficult considering how amazing WipEout is!)


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+ Neil on August 20th, 2008 at 4:33 pm said:

Kraftwerk + Wipeout HD x Trophies = <3


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+ vandam on August 20th, 2008 at 4:38 pm said:

Been wating!!!
Two thumbs up from me!!


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+ PS fanboy on August 20th, 2008 at 4:57 pm said:

how much will this cost?


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+ Wip3ou7 on August 20th, 2008 at 5:12 pm said:

omg i need it now


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+ Wip3ou7 on August 20th, 2008 at 5:14 pm said:

the first time i heard that sony was making a ps3, the first thought I had was “OMG, that means theres gonna be a new wipeout! I MUST OWN PS3!” I have seriously been waiting for this game for about 5 years


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+ FarmerHodge on August 20th, 2008 at 6:02 pm said:

@8 I agree the video quality is poor. They should put this up on the psn in all hd resolutions.


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+ Mindfuct on August 20th, 2008 at 6:16 pm said:

diggin’ it.Can’t wait for it to hit the Store.Plug for my HOME beta invite???


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+ Wip3ou7 on August 20th, 2008 at 6:30 pm said:

amazing. simply amazing. I’d pay anything for this game… The people who are waiting on the price to decide if they should buy this game have no idea how truly incredible the wipeout franchise is. I’ll pay 60 for this without thinking twice. I’m betting on $29 though.


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