The Studio That Gave Wipeout Its Unique Look Is Working On Formula Fusion


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Formula Fusion, the upcoming futuristic racer being created by a team of former Wipeout developers, will feature graphic design by The Designers Republic, a graphic design studio that helped set the tone and aesthetic of the Wipeout games during the franchise’s infancy back in the PSOne days.


Developer R8 Games say that The Designers Republic will “work side by side with the developers to promote and establish the visual style design aspects for the game”.


“I always said we’d never do another Wipeout. After Wip3out, the third instalment, with the original team dispersing if not already long gone, the Idea was degenerating into a marketing led franchise—from our perspective—an ever decreasing circle of senseless reiteration cranked out for cash,” says Ian Anderson, founder of The Designers Republic.


He continued, “The difference for us with Formula Fusion is the return to values behind the game—the desire to make it, and the community aspect—the desire to not only play it, but to contribute to creating it.”


Formula Fusion, which is currently in development for PC, will supposedly introduce a number of enhancements over the Wipeout series, including craft and technology customization and a track editor. At the moment, the game is still in pre-production and will be targeted at PC, with console versions to follow later.


Formula Fusion is planned for Steam Early Access release in June 2015, with the full version of the game scheduled for a Q2 2016 release.

Ishaan Sahdev
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