WipEout HD demo announced for Christmas Eve

Friday, 19th December 2008 13:14 GMT By Patrick Garratt


SCEE’s confirmed that a demo for WipEout HD will release on Christmas Eve.

A single track’s the be included in the free download, and the cost of the full game is to be reduced from January 8 onwards.

Press release after the break.

Press Information

For Immediate Release

Play the FREE WipEout®HD Trial Version this December

The gaming legend is back; now, feel the rush for free. Download WipEout HD Trial Version for PLAYSTATION®3 from PlayStation®Store and race a full track at 600kph for free. Can you handle the future of racing?

London, 19th December 2009 – Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced that it would release the free WipEout®HD Trial Version on December 24th, available on PlayStation®Store. Since WipEout® rocketed into High Definition this September on PlayStation®Network it has taken the gaming world by storm. Featuring a selection of the best tracks from the iconic franchise remastered in stunning HD with a pumping soundtrack delivered in Dolby 5.1, WipEout®HD for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) is the fastest – and fastest-selling – PlayStation Network title to date. This November, it became PlayStation Network’s top-selling global download; SCEE is offering consumers the chance to sample the game for free with the WipEout HD Trial Version.

A free download from PlayStation Network, WipEout HD Trial Version will give consumers a complete track from the game to race at 600kph, delivered in 1080p High Definition. Strap yourself into an anti-gravity ship and speed into the thick of the action in a mix of racing, combat and pumping electronic music. You can go for all-out speed or for the blast-em-up approach – or a mixture of both. Play as many times as you like; then when the race is over, you’ll be given a preview of all of the tracks in the game – as well as a direct link to PlayStation Store, where you can unlock the full game for a reduced price until January 8th 2009.

Unlock the full game for a full range of modes, ships and tracks to be raced alone, with friends or online. Recent enhancements to the single-player and multi-player modes have made the game that’s achieved an average review score of 87 per cent even better! With Mag-Strips that help your ship grip the track, as well as classic race features including white-knuckle loops and stomach-churning vertical drops, you’ll feel the adrenaline pumping. Tilt and swerve your way to victory with the DUALSHOCK®3 Wireless Controller, racing up to eight players at once on PlayStation Network to the tunes of a thumping electronica soundtrack featuring Stanton Warriors, Optical and seminal electro pioneers Kraftwerk.

Are you ready to race? WipEout HD Trial Version is available to download for free from PlayStation Store on December 24th.



  1. g00nerz

    Ah fuck it all. I bought it the other day thinking the price would go up if anything. Piss it.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. phatb0y

    Post release demo = ‘We didn’t sell as many as we’d have hoped’? Or is that just a bit cynical?

    I love Wipeout HD but if you’ve already played Pulse and Pure to death it does get a bit samey.

    Its crying out for some DLC now. Though not the extortionate shit they tried to pull with Pulse.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. frktl

    “…reduced price *until* January 8th 2009.” It’s reduced UNTIL Jan 8th, not FROM Jan 8th as in your summary above.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Ratso

    Yes, it’s cheaper at the moment innit? I noticed the other day that it was showing as less than I paid for it.

    Looking forward to some dlc in the new year too, we hope.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Michael O'Connor

    “‘We didn’t sell as many as we’d have hoped’?”

    That’s just a bit cynical. The game’s leaderboards have well over 150,000 names on it, which, considering its a digital download, should be a decent indicator of sales.

    Damn good game too.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. morriss

    I dunno, considering the several millions of P3s there are out there, 150,000 copies of what is a major brand is not very good at all. It’s about 1 in 10,000 PS3 owners or thereabouts.

    Not very good really.

    #6 6 years ago

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