Electronic Entertainment Expose [E3] 2008 News

WipEout HD development stunted by "specific technical problem"

SCE Studios Liverpool have encountered a "specific technical problem" that has stunted the development of futuristic racer WipEout HD.

"There is a specific technical problem with WipEout that we have to solve. I can’t go into details but it is a really, really tricky technical problem that no region has been able to solve at the moment," Sony Europe boss David Reeves informed Eurogamer when they inquired about the game’s progress at this year’s E3.

"I think it will come out before the end of the year but it is something that was just very difficult to get to grips with," Reeves concluded.

What could this technical issue be? A problem that no region has been able to solve – perhaps it has to do with the game’s distribution through the PlayStation Network in the various regions. Possibly the game’s online play? Who knows. We’ll find out in due time.