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Wipeout not dead yet

Wipeout not dead yet

Mon 17 Sep 2012 6:45pm GMT / 2:45pm EDT / 11:45am PDT

Sony's futuristic racer to survive death of developer Studio Liverpool

Assumptions of Wipeout's demise may have been premature. In August, Sony confirmed the closure of series developer Studio Liverpool, suggesting that the futuristic racing franchise for which it was best known would be put out to pasture as well. However, today the game's Twitter and Facebook accounts published a new piece of Wipeout-related art along with the message "WE. ARE. ALIVE."

A follow-up post on the Facebook page offered little in the way of additional details, stating, "As you may be aware; Studio Liverpool shut its doors on the 22nd of August 2012. It was a very sad day- the end of an era and will never be forgotten. While we wait for news on the future of Wipeout, online play will continue to be supported and there will be plenty of Wipeout community events, giveaways and goodies to look forward to! Wipeout's passion will live on - Together we are stronger and together we will keep Wipeout alive."

Founded as Psygnosis in 1984, Studio Liverpool had become best known for the futuristic racing series, a Sony staple which has appeared on each of the platform holder's machines since the original PlayStation in 1995. The studio's most recent release was Wipeout 2048 for the PlayStation Vita.

8 Comments

So...if wipeout was not wipeout, pray tell who are its current/new dev team?

Posted:A year ago

#1

robert troughton
Managing Director

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If anyone but some of the original team and/or displaced workers from SCEE are on this, I'd be very disappointed - especially coming so soon after the studio's closure... Hopefully Sony have done the right thing and offered this to the best of SCEE.

Posted:A year ago

#2

Kingman Cheng
Illustrator and Animator

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Would have prefered it if Psygnosis posted WE. ARE. ALIVE as opposed to the Wipeout pages.

Posted:A year ago

#3

robert troughton
Managing Director

219 92 0.4
Actually, that same SCEE FB page now reads as though the press are mis-reading this ... it doesn't sound like 2048 has been saved just yet...

Posted:A year ago

#4
It sounds like - we will keep the ongoing support to WO but it doesnt actually say if the franchise will still be a alive.
Sounds like Schrodingers cat...

Posted:A year ago

#5

Nicholas Pantazis
Senior Editor

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@ Dr. Wong I loled.

Posted:A year ago

#6

Kingman Cheng
Illustrator and Animator

949 166 0.2
Chee - Hahaha!

That'll be my quote of the week.

Posted:A year ago

#7

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