Carl Williams writes, "When the Sony Playstation hit way back in the mid 1990’s it was a seminal release. Sony was new to the console world and their aim was to be as different from the competition and what came before as possible. One way this was accomplished was through requiring, through their stringent approval process, mainly 3D games. There were the occasional 2D releases but they were few and far between on Sony’s inaugural console. One title that struck a chord with gamers was Wipeout. Psygnosis were not a new company but they were, for the most part, new to North American gamers, they happen to be the company behind Wipeout."