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Sat, Sep 27, 2008 | 07:55 BST
We’ve just been told from a PS3 dev source that the WipEout HD locking problem is “definitely a friends list issue, not an SDK bug. It can be coded around, so there’s bound to be an imminent patch.”
As previously reported, people with more than 50 friends on their PS3 lists are getting lock-ups with the game.
SCEA said overnight it’s looking into the problem. Sounds as though it isn’t anything too heavy, so expect it to be fixed soon.
Sat, Sep 27, 2008 | 07:34 BST
Kotaku’s posted a comment from SCEA which appears to confirm that there is a problem with locking on some PS3s and WipEout HD.
“Following the release of WipEout HD on PlayStation Store yesterday, we’ve been following the reports by some members of the community regarding problems with game freezes,” said a rep.
“We’d like to reassure you all that the WipEout team is working hard to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.”
As reported yesterday, it seems the game doesn’t get on too well with large friends lists. Has to be pretty easy to fix, right?
Fri, Sep 26, 2008 | 06:41 BST
PS3F’s reporting that some of you are getting lock-ups with WipEout HD. Apparently forumites on the official US PS boards are putting the problem down to having a friends list with more than 50 people on it.
Our very own Daniel Plainview was experiencing problems with it yesterday, so there’s probably something in this. That’ll teach you to know lots of people.
More through the link.
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 | 16:09 BST
Wed, Sep 24, 2008 | 07:07 BST
IGN’s posted a 9/10 review score for WipEout HD, adding yet another reason why this Friday can’t happen soon enough. Snip:
WipEout HD is a fantastic experience through and through. Though it’s a downloadable title and runs one-third the cost of a full retail disc, it could have been packaged on a Blu-ray disc and sold in stores for full price and we would’ve been happy to pay for it. The game is immensely polished from start to finish, the controls feel fantastic, and really, it’s the best WipEout game we’ve played in a long, long time. Do not miss this one.
Good enough for us. Full thing through the link.
Wed, Sep 17, 2008 | 14:53 BST
Speaking to EG, WipEout HD director Tony Buckley has expressed frustration at the game failing a routine epilepsy test.
Not passing resulted in the racer being delayed.
“[It was] frustrating more than anything, because it’s quite subjective the whole test,” he said.
“But we certainly weren’t going to take it lightly. We had to think long and hard about how we approached it, because there were ways and means of doing it, but in the end we managed to actually solve any issues without any detriment to the game.
“That was our worry, that the game would suddenly look poorer as a result of it, but no, it’s all gone really well.”
More through there.
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 | 16:49 BST
You can relax now. SCEE just sent this through: “WipEout HD will be released on September 25th for £11.99.”
The game was confirmed earlier today to be launching in the US on September 25, so the news will no doubt be met with delight for Europeans waiting for the future racer.
Eurogamer gave this 9/10 today, so if you’re got £12 to waste it seems as though you won’t have to look very far.
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 | 15:21 BST
We’re pumped. Eurogamer’s given WipEout HD 9/10. Snip:
But in the end, it all comes down to impact. With its cool, clean design and mixture of chilled ambience and frantic action, WipEout has always been at the heart of the PlayStation brand – so it makes sense that all the stops have been pulled out to make this HD debut something truly stunning.
The extra effort has paid off. The result is a game that commands your attention, ruthlessly hauling your eyes into the flatscreen while tickling your brain with impeccable track design and spine-snapping speeds. Sackboy may be the new face of PlayStation, but the console just hasn’t been the same without WipEout. It’s great to have it back.
Still waiting on the Euro date, but it won’t be long.
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 | 12:28 BST
SCEE’s just told us that an announcement of the European WipEout HD date is likely to happen today.
Don’t get your knickers in a twist if it doesn’t: PR’s waiting on the final confirmation, from the sound of it. Either way, you’re going to get a press release very soon.
The US date has now been confirmed as September 25, as you can see here.
Mon, Sep 15, 2008 | 12:07 BST
The US PS Blog‘s confirmed that WipEout HD has a confirmed release date of September 25. From the site:
Your wipEout HD thirst will be quenched on September 25. Yes, that’s right, just 10 days from today. For just $19.99, wipEout HD will be available for download only and includes the following awesomeness:
- Full HD Visuals
- 5 Game Modes – Single Race, Tournament, Time Trial, Speed Lap and Zone Mode
- Online play that supports up to 8 racers competing on a track at a time
- 2-player split screen (horizontally and vertically) offline
- 8 reversible tracks and 12 teams
- Optional use of SIXAXIS motion controls to steer your ship
- A great soundtrack remixed in Dolby 5.1 AND the option for custom playlists that allow you to race to whatever playlists you have on your HDD
- And more, including Trophy support, which we’ll outline for you in a future post – so keep your eyes peeled.
More through there. Still waiting on a European date.
Sat, Sep 13, 2008 | 06:50 BST
In addition, Gamespot’s interviewed SCEA producer Daimion Pinnock on the game, which is looking extremely finished, if we’re being honest.
Last but by no means least, IGN’s posted four new direct feed gameplay movies of the future racer, all of which adds up to “launching soon” in our book.
Hopefully that’s not just wishful thinking. Get the official movie and GS interview after the break.
Fri, Sep 12, 2008 | 20:26 BST
Thu, Sep 11, 2008 | 12:04 BST
Thu, Sep 11, 2008 | 07:11 BST
TheSixthAxis is rumouring that WipEout HD is going to cost €17.99, or £15, when is finally releases.
No idea when it’s coming out as yet. We’ll check with SCEE on this when someone gets into the office.
Sun, Aug 24, 2008 | 10:06 BST
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 | 06:12 BST
The PSBlog has posted some new info about Wipeout HD revealing the game will be out in the ‘fall’ and include trophy support.
Wipeout HD will run at 60fps and be in 1080p. There’s going to be a two-player, split-screen mode and eight-person online races. Sixaxis is optional and you can take advantage of the custom soundtracks option in the XMB.
No specific date or price as of yet.
Oh yeah, and there’s some new footage too. After the drop.
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Jul 25, 2008 | 20:45 BST
Despite CVG reporting earlier this week that WipEout HD’s been delayed because it failed epilepsy tests, SCEE is refusing to confirm the reason, saying instead the game’s been pushed back because of polish-time.
“The reason for the delay of WipEout HD on PS3 has been due to the many improvements we have been making and the numerous features we’ve added to the game,” a rep told TVG.
“These include: either reverse tracks, four extra ships, two alternative HUDS, two-player offline split screen and XMB Trophy support. We look forward to sharing WipEout HD with you very soon.”
“Regarding the speculation about health issues, we can assure you that we take consumer safety very seriously and monitor it very carefully.”
David Reeves confirmed that WipEout HD has been delayed to the end of the year at E3 last week.
Wed, Jul 23, 2008 | 12:18 BST
CVG’s reporting that WipEout HD’s been pushed back towards the end of the year for failing epilepsy tests.
Apparently the game “fails the epilepsy tests so much that it has to be re-engineered.”
SCEE boss David Reeves confirmed that game was to be delayed after it failed to turn up at E3.
More through the link.
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 | 22:08 BST
According to this Euogamer report, WipEout HD has been delayed due to a “specific technical problem” but will be out before the end of the year.
“There is a specific technical problem with WipEout that we have to solve. I can’t go into details but it is a really, really tricky technical problem that no region has been able to solve at the moment,” said Sony Europe boss David Reeves.
“I think it will come out before the end of the year but it is something that was just very difficult to get to grips with.”
More through the link.
Wed, Apr 23, 2008 | 15:38 BST