Sony: “Never say never” to a new Wipeout game

By Matt Martin, Saturday, 26 September 2015 17:34 GMT

Plus Syphon Filter studio working on an “awesome, cool game” according to Sony’s Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida.

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Twenty years since the original PlayStation launched in Japan, Sony’s game studio boss Shuhei Yoshida has said that there’s always the possibility it could revive iconic racing brand Wipeout.

Discussing some of the games that put the original console on the map, Yoshida said his teams need to find balance when it comes to franchises and sequels.

“Never say never,” he said when asked if Wipeout would ever return. “There are many IPs that we kind of stopped iterating with new games. One of the reasons is we always love to work on new IP.”

“From my standpoint I try to balance the number of games in a franchise. In the future there might be a chance to come back to a game like Wipeout,” he said.

Don’t hold your breath for a new Crash Bandicoot game though, as Yoshida said that would be a decision for Activision, which owns the IP, not Sony.

But he did give a small hint to what Syphon Filter studio Sony Bend is currently up to: “Sony Bend exists. They are making some awesome cool game that we have not announced. I’m not allowed to say,” he added.

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