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Wipeout HD Launches This Month?

Wipeout HD is certainly one of the more anticipated titles of 2008, but throughout the year, the futuristic racing game has run into a series of problems. We've been hoping Sony can resolve them ASAP, and now, it seems as if they have.

Nothing is entirely confirmed just yet, but we have heard from multiple sources that Wipeout HD may be coming soon...and perhaps much sooner than expected after the last delay announcement. According to DPadMagazine, one Sony representative claims the game will cost £11.99 when it finally hits the PlayStation Store in the UK later this month. That's right, September. On a similar note, we've heard that certain Sony insiders are actually playing the game right now, and we've seen several e-mails to that effect already. In fact, DPad claims they're "playing through the review build right now," so if all this rings true, Wipeout HD could be a huge downloadable title this month. Clearly, we're going to want to hear something official from Sony before we can make any concrete announcement, but for now, all signs are pointing in one direction...

The game was put on hold after supposedly failing epilepsy testing, and while we still have no idea how one would fix something like that, this project is apparently back on track. We'll let you know as soon as we have something a little more reliable, and if the aforementioned price and estimated release date for the UK is similar (or identical) to North America.

Related Game(s): Wipeout HD

9/11/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (15 posts)

WaR_HaWk
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 11:18:00 AM
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cool

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John Shoemaker
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 11:35:35 AM
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About time.

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Aftab
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 12:19:02 PM
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Alas, one of the two reasons for my ps3 is just about here (Team Ico being the other one, ofcourse)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 1:15:58 PM

Only two...?

You picky. ;)

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Aftab
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 3:19:20 PM

Ok, I suppose AAA games like Metal Gear Solid 4, didn't hurt, either (I still haven't played it, though). Reliability and free online play keep the price, down, which actually makes it the cheaper option. Bluray is cool, and I intend to take full advantage of that once I find a sweet enough deal on Sony Bravia or a Samsung. But really, this is because of Wipeout. I'll be playing it for years.

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BeezleDrop
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 2:08:17 PM
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Amazing news! I have always loved wipeout since the first on ps1, A pretty nice deal on a great title I must say.

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tanner1
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 3:56:48 PM
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Bring it on Liverpool seizure me up!

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Scarecrow
Thursday, September 11, 2008 @ 10:21:36 PM
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YES!
Any F-Zero fans would be rooting for this too!

I miss innovative racing games, ones which are not your typical road racing games.

I'm a big racing fan, really hope to get this.
I don't care 'bout the online. I just really want to have fun with it.

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mk ultra
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 8:14:22 AM

yeah, i was a big fan of the F-Zero on the 64. If I have at least half as much fun playing this game as I did with that game I will be happy. And from what Ive seen it could and probably will be better, my expectations are high.

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BigT_1980
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 12:08:31 AM
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Wipeout HD definitively is a game I will be purchasing. I been anticipating this game for quite some time. Glorious 1080P!

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Scarecrow
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 1:27:51 AM
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Guys, do you think that as soon as Wipeout HD is released some sort of magical event happens where Playstation 2 passes the torch to Playstation 3?

Maybe Wipeout is the game which posses these magical powers many don't seem to understand.

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Aftab
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 9:22:15 AM

It's never been a huge seller. And I think that's why they brought the price down. They figured with the time and costs of development, they better make it cheap enough that the average won't shrug it off, thereby increasing the audience, and having a greater chance at recovering cost, and perhaps spreading the WO name. But I agree with you, it is enchantingly magical.

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mk ultra
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 8:07:47 AM
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^.....yeah...ok

Ive been waiting along time for this one. Does anyone know anything about the online, like how many racers it will support?

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xnonsuchx
Friday, September 12, 2008 @ 7:47:04 PM
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The 360 could never do a game like this! Ooops! Sorry! Fanboymindlessness attack! ;-)

I believe regarding the epilepsy testing thing that they just had to tone down some of the blinking colors in parts. It seems to me when looking at the newest video of footage and older video(s) that the track and objects alongside the track don't have as much bright pulsing colors in the newest video. Or is it just me?

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Aftab
Saturday, September 13, 2008 @ 1:41:22 PM

In zone, they removed the EQ signs, which sucks, because that was a subtle, but awesome touch. Beyond this, I'm not sure what else was removed, so no big deal.

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