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New WipEout HD features

Hi everybody! I’m excited to bring to you news of an awesome update for WipEout HD. And perhaps the best news is you don’t have to wait long for it. Tomorrow, April 8, 2009, the V1.30 free update for WipEout HD will be available for download. The update will introduce a selection of new multiplayer features to the legendary anti-gravity racer. Check out the full details below.

Online Ranking

With over 50 ranks to progress through, there will be a new edge to online racing in WipEout HD. Your finishing position, speed class and the rank of your opponents will determine how many ranking points you are awarded as you strive to go from a Wipeout Trainee to a Wipeout Legend!

WipEout HD online ranks

Podium Screen & Online Badges

  • A new podium screen will now display the top three finishers after each online race or tournament.
  • Regardless of whether you finish in the Top Three or not, every player has the chance of being awarded an ‘online badge’ in recognition of how they performed in the race.
  • There are 33 badges in total, examples of which are displayed here.

WipEout HD online badges

Connect easily with your friends

Game invites have now been introduced to WipEout HD to make it easy for you to invite your friends to join your game or for them to invite you! In addition, you will also be informed of any friends with an active online game and have the ability to join that game instantly!

Watch races in progress

If a race has started before you have had chance to join it, Spectator mode will allow you to watch that race. Within spectator mode, you can choose from four camera angles and select which ship to watch.

After the race has been completed, you will be taken back to the lobby with the other players so you can compete with them in the next race.

New WipEout HD features

Additional Options

Lastly, to provide more variety when setting up an online race, WipEout HD has added a few additional options:

  • HUD Weapon Hints on/off.
  • Opponents – Choose to create a Public, Friends-only or Invite-only game.
  • Barrel Rolls on/off
  • Pilot Assist Allowed on/off
  • Number of laps (max 20)

We hope you enjoy these new features. And it you haven’t played WipEout HD in a while, now is a good time! We’ll see you online.

UPDATE: It has come to our attention that some players have encountered freezing during game loading. We have recognized this issue, have fixed it and apologize for any inconvenience. We hope you enjoy the new features that come with this update.

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BugattiEBveyron said:

April 9th, 6:50 am

My game doesn’t work anymore. It freezes before I can get to the main menu, at the screen where it tells about auto-saving and -loading. I’m playing in Finnish, if that could matter.

BugattiEBveyron said:

April 9th, 6:50 am

This happens also to my friend kIDe123.

BugattiEBveyron said:

April 9th, 6:51 am

He also plays in Finnish.

SirTrigalot said:

April 9th, 7:43 am

@BugattiEBveyron sign out of PSN then load the game. Once the game is loaded up then sign into PSN

Givemelove said:

April 9th, 10:24 am

I’m having the same exact issue as GubattiEBveyron; I’m playing the game in english.

Will try the fix given by SirTrigalot tonight (thanks btw).

I’ll keep you posted.

Michelasso said:

April 12th, 3:02 am

I hope someone from Sony is still reading this. The update is pretty buggy:

– As mentioned it freezes at the startup- Fixed signing off the PSN, starting the game signing in the PSN going to online and accept the license agreement.
– Not it freezes during the gameplay as well!! I had 3 freezes yesterday
– A little too often I get the game stuck for a sec or so when racing

Then another couple of things, since I suppose you’ll still work on it:
– The podium time is too long. 3-4 secs would do.
– I’d like to see in the lobby what is the actual status of the races (how many laps done).
– Otherwise an option to filter only the races that still have to start

Apart from that… Good job. It’s still a very hard racing game for me. But it sucks me in when I decide to put it on.

And Good Easter to everyone!!!!

HawkEyes1 said:

April 13th, 4:39 pm

it would be nice but its not helping me at all! That dumb game won’t let me play in the American Servers!?..Wow nice going Sony And then they tell me there not in charge of this game What! Are they serious!..UK your dumb 2!..Nice going can I have my money back!..=( I love this game but I can’t play it on the American Account..Jezz whats next?..

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