"Each day this week our writer Vaughn will be putting up on article about one particular level, place, moment, in a game that’s really captures the titles essence, but because of this there could be spoilers ahead. It’s called Levelling Out, and it starts today with WipEout 2048.
"There are numerous games set in fictional future worlds. Worlds covered in high-industry smog, worlds containing gleaming skyscraper canyons, worlds draped in Blade Runner’s neon haze and Brazil’s 1940s futurism. Some worlds are designed as gloomy totalitarian Orwellian nightmares for you to carry out swift justice against the state in the name of the people. WipEout, however, never dealt with issues so petty as story and setting – at least, not in the same way. It presented a world purpose built for racing. A future where racetracks reigned supreme and the world watched in awe at the action found within anti-gravity racing.'