PlayStation Vita

Wipeout May Not Be Dead After All

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    Last month, Sony Computer Entertainment announced that they were closing down Studio Liverpool, developers of the Wipeout series of futuristic racing games. Then, this morning, a message posted to the Wipeout 2048 Facebook page, along with the image below, stated: “WE. ARE. ALIVE.”

     

    Naturally, this caused some to question whether Studio Liverpool were somehow being reinstated, but this doesn’t seem to be the case. The aforementioned message appears to have more to do with the Wipeout franchise itself, rather than its developers. A new message clarifies:

     

    Good afternoon Pilots

    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.

    WE ♥ WO!

     

    We’ll keep you updated on the situation as it develops further.

    Ishaan Sahdev
    Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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.

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