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WipEout 2048 trailer offers optimistic prognosis for racing, human civilization

When the WipEout games debuted for PS1 in the mid-90s, the future was a bright time of neon highlights, flying cars, and a world that looked like the liner notes from a Paul Oakenfold mix CD. Nowadays we've got global recession, wars everywhere and a generation of ravers struggling to fit into their vinyl pants – but WipEout, in the form of an imminent new installment for PlayStation Vita, wants to assure you that the city-wide racetracks and anti-gravity racecars are still just around the corner.


Nothing wrong with a little blue-sky thinking – but in 2048, when the Sport of the Future debuts, will we really still be expected to type it out with that goddamn infuriating capitalization? Surely the youth of 2048 will have better things to amuse themselves than sneaking outdated drug references into their game titles. Either way, does the most reliable prediction of this trailer –“you'll be able to play WipEout 2048 as soon as the PlayStation Vita launches” – fill you with hope for the near future?

Aug 16, 2011

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5 comments

  • SolidBaker - August 18, 2011 2:29 a.m.

    I thought it was closer to the English slang of "whip i' out"
  • Plan10FromOuterSpace - August 17, 2011 10:14 a.m.

    Ohhhh, I WANT, havent played this since the PS2 version...I loved the art style and the soundtrack was great, ive really missed this game owning an xbox...
  • KidKatana - August 17, 2011 9:09 a.m.

    @ santaclouse They're referring to the unnecessarily capitalised E in the title. E was quite a big letter in 90's rave culture.
  • sean161 - August 17, 2011 6:20 a.m.

    They need the Male Robot announcer voice for this game to win me over. Wipeout 2097 Demo was amazing. I dunno some games look faster back in the day, recently played f zero x for n64 and that looked faster than any game out now! even when you used the boost in Wipeout 2097 that looked faster than wipeout hd!!!!! Im a massive Wipeout fan and only bought the console for the game, but i will really really think before this one!
  • santaclouse37 - August 17, 2011 3:51 a.m.

    Guess I'm a little in the dark here, but how is WipEout an outdated drug reference? What exactly is it referencing? Oh, and as for the game itself, Pure and Pulse were among my favorite games for the PSP because the races were perfect for bite-sized portable gaming sessions; being able to now have that in (basically) HD with online capabilities sounds incredible.

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