Wipeout hit 1995 with the force of an earthquake. Its sci-fi vision of armed anti-grav craft battling it out at 1,2000kph for gold and glory on twisting, vertigo-inducing race tracks couldn’t have been further removed from the quintessentially English pub in which it was conceived. Yet it felt perfectly in sync with the world it roared into like a supercharged sci-fi colossus.
Wipeout is a series that means a lot of things to a lot of people. One of my fondest gaming memories is seeing the original game for the first time at a friend’s house on his spankin’ new PlayStation. So, it’s especially gratifying to celebrate the launch of Wipeout Omega Collection, a remastered look back at three of the series’ recent entries. 4K and HDR support on PS4 Pro mean that revisiting Wipeout HD, Fury and 2048 feels like an entirely new experience — and if you’re got a compatible display it’ll be a heck of a showcase for it.
When WipEout Omega Collection launches next week, the iconic PlayStation franchise will be nearing its 21st anniversary. Yet even at over two decades old, the racing series still exudes a futuristic sheen that is entirely unique, entirely its own.
To celebrate the upcoming release, former artists from the franchise unearthed just a sampling of their visionary concept art that informed the final games from across the series’ entire span. You’ll be able to see even more via the digital artbook that releases alongside WipEout Omega Collection next week, but for the moment let the artists behind those works walk us through the stories behind 25 pieces of previously unseen concept art…
With two weeks to go to until the June 6 launch of Wipeout Omega Collection, we’re stoked to finally reveal the full soundtrack, featuring a mix of Wipeout legends like The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers, plus unreleased tracks from breaking artists.
Electronic dance music has always been part of the DNA of Wipeout and the original games were key in introducing new artists to a worldwide audience. We’ve kept true to that philosophy on Omega – tapping into the wealth of exciting artists out there.
WipEout 2048 on PS Vita takes us 36 years into the future, offering a glimpse at the birth of anti-grav racing — a fictional sport that has become synonymous with PlayStation. Take a look at our new trailer and pay close attention at the start for an impression of what two WipEout ships squaring up on the streets of modern Britain might look like.
In keeping with the theme, here are a few words from Mick Hocking, Vice President for Liverpool, Evolution and London studios, on where he thinks gaming will be in 2048. Mick is largely responsible for the creation and development of such series as WipEout, MotorStorm and SingStar, and is well placed discuss where we have been and, crucially, where we are heading.
With all eyes on the PS Vita’s US launch date of February 22nd, we wanted to begin providing definitive answers to your many questions about PS Vita. Behold: The PS Vita Ultimate FAQ! Of course, this list of Frequently Asked Questions is only a start and certain details are still being finalized. Rest assured that we’ll continue to update this FAQ leading up to launch, integrating new answers to your questions and additional details as they are verified and confirmed.
Read on to get answers to your questions regarding PS Vita, covering everything from the specs of the state-of-the-art OLED screen to support of Bluetooth peripherals and more. And remember: Please leave your burning questions in the comments and we’ll address them in a future update.
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