Wipeout Fans, What Do You Think Of This Formula Fusion Footage?



R8 Games, the developers of futuristic racer Formula Fusion, recently showed off in-progress pre-alpha gameplay footage from the upcoming game. This footage, which can be watched above, was meant to show off how the game will handle in general, and naturally everyone that watched it had an opinion on how it looked.


This is great for R8, because the studio is attempting to build Formula Fusion up to be something of a spiritual successor to Sony’s Wipeout series. Following the swath of opinionated feedback in response to the video, the devteam posted a response on the game’s development blog.


“Basically we have been creating a hybrid system that combines the physics side of [Unreal 4] with a spline system (there have been more than a few editor quirks to iron out). The floatiness of the craft will come from adjusting the ‘springs’ we have applied to the body—this is a process we are now going through. The way the camera feels, the way the craft feels the way the track feels are all to be refined now.


“The spring system we have in place was created by our programmers and we now need to create a system to allow designers to make incremental changes/tweaks. The speed we have right now is close to ridiculous and the speed blur is experimental – lots of balancing to be done.”


R8 say the will update the gameplay clip with another version sometime this week. Formula Fusion is currently in development for PC.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.