Euro Gamers: Wipeout HD Crashing!
Most PlayStation 3 owners have been anxiously anticipating the release of Wipeout HD, which just launched today on the PlayStation Store. Unfortunately, European gamers around the Internet have reported major difficulty in getting the title to actually play correctly.
From a variety of forum threads, originating in the official European PlayStation message boards, to numerous topics found in other major forums like NeoGAF, Euro gamers are clearly upset. Apparently, one has to download two files for the game; a big one and a small one, and many are having difficulty obtaining both. Furthermore, those who have successfully downloaded the data have found that the game keeps freezing when they try to enter a race, which is understandably annoying. As far as we know, this is only affecting the European region, but apparently, it's a widespread problem across the pond and big enough to gain plenty of attention. If you want to read up on the issue, head on over to the SCEE forums; there's a very large thread in there, filled with users who are both confused and irritated. We'll let you know if U.S. users are encountering this same problem, but so far, we haven't seen much evidence of that.
If you're in Europe and have successfully or unsuccessfully purchased and downloaded Wipeout HD, feel free to let us know all about it. We'll also wait for an official reply from SCEE to see if Sony will release a necessary patch at some point.
Related Game(s): Wipeout HD
9/25/2008 Ben Dutka