The WipEout Omega Collection is an updated collection of WipEout HD, Fury, and 2048 for the PlayStation 4. But, it turns out it will have more than all the games, more music, and a bit of polish. Sony has announced the Tigron K-VSR, a whole new ship, will be among the new additions.
Here’s the official description of the Tigron K-VSR from the PlayStation Blog.
The design philosophy of the Tigron K-VSR is ‘sheer brute force’. It eschews advanced tech and handling in favour of high speed and pure aggression.
The shape and layout of the craft consists of a central chassis and cockpit with two longer outer arms that have two design functions. They allow for aggressive ramming and shunting while keeping the central chassis and pilot safe from collisions. This design feature makes the ship very heavy, hindering its acceleration and handling but does work in its favor when it reaches higher speeds, turning it into a juggernaut.
Due to the size and weight of the craft, it needs a very large engine to push the ship to the desired speed. Having a pulse ram jet of this size proved to be highly unstable, so the design team got around this by using one large turbo pump that that feeds the thrust into four smaller chambers, allowing for a safer distribution of force and also giving it its distinctive ‘cluster thruster’ design.
The armour plating takes it cues from sloped armour; angled faces act like deflectors, causing kinetic energy penetrators like rockets and gun fire to glance off the plating and away from the centre of the craft.
WipEout Omega Collection will come to the PlayStation 4 in North America on June 6, 2017. It will come to Europe on June 7, 2017. It comes with the game, the Van Uber Ship, and AG-Sys, Auricom, Feisar, and Quirex PlayStation 4 avatars.