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WipEout 2048
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Release Date (US):
February 22nd, 2012
Release Date (UK):
February 22nd, 2012
Online Players:
SCE Studio Liverpool
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE)
RP [Rating Pending]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PSVita:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Exclusively on PS Vita.

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This is WipEout at its best, with sweet visuals, a heart-racing soundtrack and high-octane racing, plus a socially-competitive edge

We like

  • Looks and sounds fantastic
  • Excellent range of event types and tracks
  • The promise of an intensely competitive multiplayer arena

We dislike

  • Will be frustrating for those who can't master the tight tracks and compete against the new, aggressive A.I.
  • Long loading times

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Optimized for the PlayStation Vita hardware, WipEout 2048 bears all the hallmarks of the first game on the original PlayStation some 17 years ago, yet it combines the familiar concept of futuristic, high-speed anti-gravity races with some modern-day innovations that help bring it crashing into this new era in handheld gaming with some style. Taking place in the year 2048 at the birth of ballistics racing, the action on the ...

WipEout 2048 News

  • WipEout unlikely to return, says ex-series dev

    Sony’s futuristic racing franchise WipEout is unlikely to make a comeback following the closure of Liverpool Studio last year. That’s according to an ex-developer of the popular series, which has remained a tent pole franchise for PlayStation platforms since its debut in 1994. Pri...

  • WipEout online play will still be supported as series future is decided

    The official Facebook page for WipEout 2048 has revealed that the online component for the futuristic racing franchise will still be supported as the future of the series is decided. "While we wait for news on the future of WipEout, Online play will continue to be supported and there will b...

  • WipEout 2048 getting WipEout HD, Fury content

    Sony has announced that PlayStation Vita-exclusive racer WipEout 2048 will be receiving fresh expansion packs in the shape of WipEout HD and WipEout Fury tomorrow (June 20). The DLC launches as part of the weekly European PlayStation Store update, and forms part of SCEE’s new Cross-Buy feat...

  • WipEout 2048 to get free, paid post-launch content

    Sony has confirmed that PlayStation Vita racer WipEout 2048 will receive both free and premium post-launch support. Speaking with the chaps at OPM, SCE Studio Liverpool’s Karl Jones commented, "I guess it's going to be patches and stuff.” "DLC always comes across as paid ...

  • Japan: WipEout 2048 fails to stimulate PS Vita sales

    Sony’s PlayStation Vita sold 15,213 units in Japan during the period January 16 – 22, reports retail tracker Media Create (via Andriasang). The figure put sales of the new handheld down 3,142 units in comparison to the previous week, and again outsold by PlayStation Portable. 3DS ...

  • Real or Fake: Video shows WipEout technology in real life?

    The internet is a great place to watch very entertaining videos. However, the internet is also a cruel and deceptive place, as some of the very same videos that blow our minds can easily be fake--but that doesn’t mean we can’t still be excited, does it? The video posted below by the &ld...

  • New WipEout 2048 images

    Sony has unboxed a new bunch of WipEout 2048 screenshots fresh from a recent European PlayStation Vita event for your viewing pleasure. Check out a couple of images below, and then cruise over to our WipEout 2048 gallery to view the full batch. The futuristic racer, developed by SCE Studio Liverpoo...

  • WipEout 2048 dated for Japan

    According to the latest issue of Famitsu magazine (via Siliconera), futuristic racer WipEout 2048 will hit Japan on January 19. This means the game will miss PlayStation Vita’s launch in the region by just over the month, as the handheld launches in Japan on December 17. WipEout 2048 will re...

  • New WipEout 2048 screenshots

    Sony’s unleashed a trio of terrific WipEout 2048 screenshots for you to feast your eyes on. Check them out below. WipEout 2048 is due out exclusively on PlayStation Vita in 2012. ...

  • Rumor: PS Vita's Party voice chat feature coming to PS3?

    The PlayStation Vita will feature at launch a cross-game voice chat via its Party system. You can think of Party as a built-in mini-social network that allows you to create and host voice chat rooms, invite friends, and allow everyone in your party to see what you are playing and hop into your on...

WipEout 2048 Features

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    Sony’s WipEOut series is one of the most prolific franchises to grace a PlayStation platform in the brand’s 15+ year history. Launched in 1995 alongside Sony’s grey telly box, the futuristic racing series has put in an appearance on every major console the electronics giant has rel...

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