Sony confirms Wipeout for PS3

Futuristic racing sim series will be headed to the PlayStation 3, but no title or date yet.

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Last June, job adverts were spotted on recruitment consultant Datascope's Web site for a lead designer position at Sony. The ad was marked "urgent," and said the job would be "to have a key role in realising future iterations of Wipeout on the PlayStation Portable and the PS3."

This would seem to be conclusive proof that Wipeout PS3 was coming, but Sony refused to make an official announcement regarding the property.

In an interview with Develop magazine, Sony Liverpool director Clemens Wangerin finally let the cat out the bag--Wipeout PS3 is definitely in development.

He said the game would use the Sixaxis controller and would "maybe" feature online and multiplayer content. A Sony spokesperson confirmed the title, and said, "We have nothing to add, but we will be making an announcement with more details in the near future."

Discussion

164 comments
axia_777
axia_777

WipeOut = the Ultimate in high speed futuristic racer! F@ck Fatal Inertia. That game will blow dogs in comparison to WipeOut HD. PEACE!!

jmlope
jmlope

This game in Hig Definition... with an ON LINE MODE migth be interesting. We'll see.

KnightsofRound
KnightsofRound

Please for the love of god have ONLINE multiplayer!

Auricom_Pilot
Auricom_Pilot

Fine, fine! I'll buy a ps3! Are you happy now?

Sev_07
Sev_07

This could be the ONLY reason for me to buy a PS3. I'm still keeping my old Playstation hooked up to play 2097 now and then...

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

This is more popular with the UK people it seems.

B-boy
B-boy

I hope make this game in 1080p

B-boy
B-boy

I will pre- order this game! OH YEA WIPE OUT 5!

phoenixzero7
phoenixzero7

First, god damn it, everyone knows about this microsoft vs sony vs everyone thing, and this certainly isn't the place for it. Second, f**k me i can't wait to see what SCEE pulls out of the bag with this one. Long time wipeout fan right here.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

nev70 is also deluded... deluded enough to spend his hard-earned squids on an m$ 'games console'.. yeah, lets give our cash (and therefore support and endorsement) to m$, globally renowned as a bully-boy monopolising law-dodging evil empire (see -amongst others- France and Chinas seperate decisions to boycott Windows as it seeks to further paint computer users into a corner with its user-unfriendliness, huge license fees, forced bundling of non-OS software like MediaPlayer, IE, Outlook etc etc, DRM, mandatory (yet unneccessary) hardware upgrades, and above all questionable ethics for at least a decade now. (see www.badvista.org. if you can handle it ) also they dropped xbox like a hot rock once 360 launched, what makes you think the same thing wont happen to 360 users? you watch and see. and yes, i do use Linux. anything rather than m$. but of course disagreeing with the m$ fanboy party line is "narrow-minded stupidity", eh? millions of opera, firefox, linux, mac users, all narrow-minded and stupid? riiight. "oh but 360 is not to be judged by Windows".. it just sports the dreaded misco$oft badge by sheer co-incidence. deluded enough into thinking that the only Sony haters are Nintendo fanboys... AAAAAActually i owned a ps1 back in the day...MGS, Wip3out, Resident Evil 1, even that iffy Star Trek: Invasion lol. traded it in towards a ps2. loved GTA3 SSX Tricky and Rez. then too many Disc Read Errors happened...until i became so incensed with this 1-yr-old obviously-bad hardware (which couldnt even play my beloved Futurama box-sets) that i traded it in at Game. i have honestly never looked back. iv'e also owned multiple computers, MegaDrive and a DreamCast, so your fanboy theory doesnt hold water. It was Sony itself that convinced me to never ever touch their hardware again, not any pro-Nintendo propaganda. so Nev70, you are wrong about me. be man enough to admit that your opinions are not necessarily the end-and-be-all, and that maybe you are actually incorrect in your summing-up and prompt dismissal of my opinions. read a book sometime and find out what goes on behind the obvious E3 or X06 press releases. furthermore, do not refer to me or misrepresent my opinions on here as though you know me or my politics, or you might find that i retaliate and start automatically dissing your posts too. i'm not going to be bullied or misrepresented by you, choose another target instead. your thought process is "really f*&ked up".

earthking
earthking

To Intrakitt, it's made by Sony...So I highly doubt it will come to the 360.

Gmacrusher
Gmacrusher

Sony can't really confirm that much but i hope it can stick for awhile!

R3DN1N3
R3DN1N3

I don't like the PS3 personally, BUT I do like WipeOut. Hopefully they bring this game to life.

powerslide67
powerslide67

it would be amazing if you could race against people with the psp via adhoc or infrastructure

nev70
nev70

WESLY_SNYPES Maquis has said the most ignorant thing on this news comment section. How is Wipeout a copy of F-Zero when it was a 2D game? F Zero64 is a copy of Wipeout if that's the case. Wipeout also had featured musical artists which was a first for videogames. I didn't see F-Zero have that. Do some research before you talk garbage. ............................................................................ ........................................................He's deluded he hates all things Sony and MS if its not on a ninty machine its garbage to him i call it narrow minded stupidity hes thought process is really F****** up.

jackfatal
jackfatal

good game! i played wipeout fusion on ps2 and it was realy good! i hope they kick ass again with the new game! i hope it will be better than fatal inertia!! at first i thought they where the same from same series!

Baller91
Baller91

A great GAme For the Ps3 This is One Step For SOny To be On the TOp

daniel665
daniel665

mr_saturn26 Man whats with you sony fanboys u always get so sensitive. im a neutral and i go where the great games go which happens to be 360. i can afford to buy all the next gen consoles but i don't have as much time on my hands as id wish working as a doctor. I WAS COMMENTING ON WIPEOUT AS IM CURIOUS AS TO WHATS HAPPENING IN 2007 FOR ALL CONSOLES AND UNLIKE YOU LIKE TO HEAR OTHER PEOPLES OPINIONS RATHER THAN HAVING TO BERATE OTHERS FOR THEIR OPINIONS. I think you should see some one about your'e anger issues as and as i said i wish i had the free time it would be great to have enough time to place comments on this website that say nothing challenging or beneficial. i love racing games and at the moment i personally have decided to play pgr and wait for fatal inertia and forza 2 rather than motor storm and gt hd. what do other intelligent and mature people think about how racing games are looking like in 2007 on all consoles and like me who thinks this wipe out announcement is just sony trying to put a bit of sheen on a bad end of year and bad start to the year and trying to show that all their exclusives have not been lost to 360?

rijnie
rijnie

I GOTTA HAVE PS3!!!!!!

menmau
menmau

New what? To be like new Sonic? Wip3out RULEZ!!!

iamsouledge
iamsouledge

wait for it... ... ... YAHOO!!! I may just have to buy a PS3 now!

Sacif
Sacif

uh oh, this may make me get a PS3 sooner than I had planned :D

Intrakitt
Intrakitt

This is good news for PS owners...Wish it was coming to 360 :(

lumines_god
lumines_god

lets see, twilight princess sequel, mario galaxy sequel, ssb brawl sequel, ww smooth moves sequel rayman raving rabbids sequel animal crossing wii sequel, i'm noticing a pattern here.

Autolycus
Autolycus

yawn. i see its yet another original series coming to the PS3(sarcasm) so let me get this right we have wipeout sequel, killzone sequel, MGS sequel, FF sequel, Tekken sequel, GT sequel, warhawk sequel. hmmm do i feel like spending 700 dollars on heavenly sword? im gonna pass, but good luck PS3 owners.

red_fire4
red_fire4

Wipeout for PS3 Killzone 2 Metal Gear Solid 4 Final Fantasy XIII Tekken 6 Gran Turismo 5 MotorStorm Heavenly Sword WarHawk I'm sold...

red_fire4
red_fire4

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Wakasenshi
Wakasenshi

Wipeout and sixaxis controls sounds good to me...

jayree05
jayree05

Wipeout for the PS3.... I'm excited.

diablo1000000
diablo1000000

This HAS to have online play. No ifs, no buts... an online Wipeout world would be amazing!

Mr_Saturn26
Mr_Saturn26

wait a min.....HOLY CRAP i remember this game, i actully have this game and i forgot it. if this game is anything like Wipeout for the ps1 then ill pick it up, great game.

golden_ashen
golden_ashen

Fatal is such a rip off its embarrassing, do not insult Wipeout with talk of Forza and PGR, that is an insult beyond insult, I can't understand how if you don't like Wipeout you would take time to say you hate it. Haters are either stupid, or have lots of time on thier hands.

knnth
knnth

Legacyoftain: What, you don't speak skreet? =) Sincere apologies for misreading your intentions, but you don't have to get rude because I corrected your grammar.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

Hey has anyone noticed that all the best games coming out for the PS3 are just sequels. Just thought i'd comment on that. I personally need an original and innovative new title to get a PS3 in my house.

lumines_god
lumines_god

Maquis: obviously you... you know what? it's just too easy.

agus23
agus23

Finally something worthy for the ps3!! (let us not forget mgs4...but since its made from a a third party ...chances are... that won't last as an exclusive...) anyways wipeout its a classic in its own right

WESLY_SNYPES
WESLY_SNYPES

Maquis has said the most ignorant thing on this news comment section. How is Wipeout a copy of F-Zero when it was a 2D game? F Zero64 is a copy of Wipeout if that's the case. Wipeout also had featured musical artists which was a first for videogames. I didn't see F-Zero have that. Do some research before you talk garbage.

funnyguyw04
funnyguyw04

Um. I'm pretty sure WipeOut is not a carbon copy of F-Zero. It's okay to be biased towards a game, just don't put down other games to justify yourself. :]

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

it's F-Zero just with a different badge surely? I'm a bit surprised Liverpool Studios are still riding this carbon-copying scam.

Proust
Proust

Good, I love Wipeout.

area84
area84

i only play'd it for ps1 ......and i luv'd it!!!!

mjwickstrom1
mjwickstrom1

This was a great game on the PSP, and it will be even better on the PS3!

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

I hope this time that the Wipeout for the PSP has some new weapons to use on the enemy, and some cool new racers and more content to DL like the last game did. This is good news for any Wipeout fan!

KYOGRE
KYOGRE

It makes me so happy hearing this. I love the Wipeout series and Wipeout Pure for the PSP is my favorite game on the system. I love futuristic racers and although I like F-Zero, sometimes it's just a little to corny at times. Wipeout has always been the futuristic racer I could turn to if I wanted clean and smooth high speed racing. Hopefully with the power of the PS3, 1080p resolution, and online play, this game should rock!

GrimBee
GrimBee

"I liked Wipeout on PSP, but it's not really something i'd consider news. I don't really think Wipeout is one of the Playstations landmark titles." Ah come on! you clearly werent in the UK, in 1995. Wipeout was one of the games that rocketed the console into many peoples bedrooms, its techno music score was highly favourable at the time, it also was a first of its kind game on the Playstation. It also was a better game on the Playstation than compared to the Saturn version. This game, you could say, single handedly showed people that the ps1 was equally as powerful as the saturn, and could handle anything that the Saturn could do. When you mention the PS1 in the early days, struggling to climb to the top, Wipeout was there giving it a nudge in the right direction. Wipeout 2097 was far better on the ps1, and sold really well. Wipeout 3 was released when the saturn was about to die (if not already dead). Wipeout Pure was a psp exclusive... you can safely say that Wipeout has always had a home on the Playstation - which is why that this game had better rock, if it doesn't - it will be yet another slightly mature title (not aimed for kids, but for teenagers and above) that will not see the light like it should of. I hope this game rocks. Otherwise the series will surely be damaged goods, and it will probably have to go multiplatform (again). Its bad news for the ps3 if this game doesn't succeed. For hover racing, this is the only game that comes close to being good. Fatal inertia looks pretty pants to me.

hepcat00
hepcat00

...with HD graphics, why would you want to waste them on such a tiny screen (PSP). and WipeOut has yet to come out with a sequel better than the original. and won't this be pretty much the same as "Fatal Inertia"?? hopefully they'll make this game worth getting, when, and if, it comes out.