Wipeout 3, released in Europe and Japan as Wip3out, is a futuristic racing video game developed and published by Psygnosis exclusively for the Sony PlayStation. The title is the fourth game in the Wip more...
Wipeout 3, released in Europe and Japan as Wip3out, is a futuristic racing video game developed and published by Psygnosis exclusively for the Sony PlayStation. The title is the fourth game in the Wipeout series, and was released in Europe and North America in September 1999. It was the first game to be released by Psygnosis%27s Leeds studio. The game was re-released in Europe as Wipeout 3: Special Edition in August 2000. Players control extremely fast anti-gravity ships and use weapons to force other contenders out of the race.%0d%0a%0d%0aDeveloper Psygnosis hired design studio The Designers Republic to create a simple colour scheme and design for in-game menus and race courses, to create what a Psygnosis staff member called %22a believable future%22. The game is one of the few PlayStation titles to run in high-resolution mode, offering crisper graphics and visuals, and also notable for having a widescreen correction option. Wipeout 3 %27s soundtrack is composed of electronica tracks selected by DJ Sasha and features contributions by Orbital and The Chemical Brothers.%0d%0a%0d%0aThe game was positively received on release; critics lauded the graphics, music, and minimalist design elements. The high level of difficulty, perceived lack of new content and courses, and lack of new game features were seen as the game%27s primary faults. Despite generally good press, the game was a financial disappointment. Wipeout 3 was the last title in the series to appear on the PlayStation; the next entry, Wipeout Fusion, was released exclusively for the PlayStation 2 platform in 2002.