Wipeout (stylised as wipE %27out%22) is a 1995 futuristic racing game developed and published by Psygnosis. It is the first game in the Wipeout series and is set in the year 2052. It was original more...
Wipeout (stylised as wipE %27out%22) is a 1995 futuristic racing game developed and published by Psygnosis. It is the first game in the Wipeout series and is set in the year 2052. It was originally released in 1995 for PlayStation and PCs running MS-DOS, and in 1996 for Sega Saturn. It has since been re-released as a downloadable game for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable via the PlayStation Network in 2007.%0d%0a%0d%0aSet in the year 2052, players compete in the F3600 anti-gravity racing league, piloting one of a selection of craft in races on several different tracks around the world. Unique at the time, Wipeout was noted for its futuristic setting, weapons designed to both stall and destroy enemy opponents and its marketing campaign which was designed by The Designers Republic. The game featured music from CoLD SToRAGE, Leftfield, The Chemical Brothers, and Orbital.%0d%0a%0d%0aThe game was critically acclaimed upon release; who praised the game for its originality and its vast %22unique techno soundtrack%22 however was criticised for its in-game physics, such as difficulty with manoeuvring the vehicles and its poor draw distance which was due to the early PlayStation%27s processing power. Despite the initial drawbacks and difficulties with the processing power of both the PlayStation and the Sega Saturn, Wipeout managed to spawn several sequels.