No Wipeout clone has yet been able to match the original game. With this new edition though, this will be the king on the Wipeout throne for many years to come.
For those who have been in the game (no pun intended) since Sony took its first staggering step in the console market, most likely remember the game Wipeout and what id did to make console-gaming cool. The first game in the series was released to the Playstation in the same year as the console was launched, and although it was then ported to both PC and Saturn,it is the Playstation platform that the games became synonymous with.
The Liverpool-based developer Psygnosis managed not only to create a fast and technically impressive futuristic racing title, but combined this with some perfectly brilliant techno tunes. The phenomenal soundtrack succeeded in making television gaming cool during a time when it was seen as either childish or nerdy – and it also managed to make the techno scene in England grow.
Despite a number of successful sequels, Wipeout has not been one of Sony’s biggest brands in recent years, and in addition to Wipeout 2048 for PS Vita, the latter’s later parts have been updated versions of the original (Wipeout HD to PS3), or extensions to this (Wipeout HD Fury) . However, this has shown that the game-series could be enjoyed on all Sony consoles, and with the Wipeout Omega Collection it is expanded to include the Playstation 4.
This collection contains updated versions of Wipeout 2048, Wipeout HD and the Fury expansion. The collection has been developed by three studios that took over development after Studio Liverpool, which was made up of former Psygnosis employees – closed in 2012. I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably already in the position to start waving flags for lazy portraits of previous HD remasters; but the fact is that the developers have done an exemplary job with Omega Collection.
On the regular Playstation 4 model, the collection rolls at 60 fps at 1080p resolution, and on a PS4 Pro, you’ll enjoy the blissful 4K at 60 fps. If you don’t own a 4K TV, you don’t have to be sad as the game scales a resolution through so-called supersampling technology, giving its 1080p graphics better detail. If you have a TV with support for greater color range in the form of HDR, this is also supported in all parts of the collection.