WipEout and the PlayStation brand have had a long history together. Undoubtedly one of the main attractions of the original PlayStation, it was a hip, stylish, futuristic racer with ships that hovered elegantly over the ground, speeding around tracks at ridiculous velocities, all to the sound of pumping dance music. It was also very hard.
In the intervening years, WipEout has struggled to remain relevant, a predicament worsened by the ill-received WipEout Fusion. The cultural landscape has changed and the series has held onto its remaining fanbase with some admittedly rather good portable entries. But for WipEout to retain its impact, it needs to think big. Enter WipEout HD.