Former WipeOut developers have banded together to launch a new studio and continue creating futuristic, anti-gravity racers.
R8 Games, Formula Fus
Formula Fusion is inspired by F Zero X and Wipeout – specifically Wipeout 2097. It’s the first game from R8 Games, a team composed of Sony, Rockstar and Team17 veterans. Some of its 16 staffers were members of the Wipeout development team, and their pooled credits also include Midnight Club and GTA – so there’s some racing chops there.
Earlier this month R8 Games submitted the racer (which was previously known as Slam Jet) to Steam Greenlight, where it’s been doing pretty well. Here’s some concept video, but note that this is a pre-production video, so it’s indicative of what R8 Games is aiming for rather than real footage.
The project will head to Kickstarter in March. In the meantime you can buy into the Test Pilot Program if your faith is strong enough; a playable PC build is expected in June. No other platforms have been announced so far.