Wipeout’s Signs of Life
Last month, Sony suddenly closed its Liverpool studio, the development house behind the Wipeout franchise that’d been a steady presence in the industry for 18 years. But yesterday, the Twitter account for Wipeout 2048 posted this interesting message:
WE. ARE. ALIVE. twitter.com/wipEout2048/st…
— WipEout 2048 (@wipEout2048) September 17, 2012
Shortly after that, the person behind the account Tweeted a link to the game’s Facebook page, which said this:
“Good afternoon Pilots
As you may be aware; Studio Liverpool shut its doors on the 22nd of August 2012.
It was a very sad day- the end of an era and will never be forgotten. While we wait for news on the future of WipEout, Online play will continue to be supported and there will be plenty of WipEout community events, giveaways and goodies to look forward to!
WipEout’s passion will live on – Together we are stronger and together we will keep WipEout alive.
WE ♥ WO!”
What does all this mean? It seems likely that the Wipeout license will get some attention pretty soon, but the messages leave everything pretty vague. It’d be silly for Sony to let the franchise languish, so we should probably keep our eyes peeled for more futuristic racing news…