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Wipeout 2048 details emerge, Japanese release pushed forward

Sony has revealed some new details for Wipeout 2048 on PS Vita.

Speaking on the US PS Blog assistant producer Michael Pulst said that up to eight players will be able to play online, while also revealing that the game will take pictures of you at the beginning of the game and at the end of the race, giving players “a kind of a glory moment.”

“Not only will PS Vita players be able to play 2048 with other PS Vita players,” Pulst continued, “they will be able to play Wipeout HD against PS3 players using Wipeout HD tracks and ships. And the number of PS Vitas and PS3s doesn’t matter for crossplay. It can be seven PS3s and one PS Vita, seven PS Vitas and one PS3, or any number in between.”

Sounds fantastic, but the most important part is how it plays, so just how will Wipeout 2048 uses the Vita’s gyroscopic controls and touchscreen to its advantage?

“You can tilt to the left or right to steer. I like steering this way at times, particularly in the cockpit camera view. We also support the rear touchscreen for acceleration, while the front touchscreen is used for firing and regaining ship energy.”

We are hoping that Wipeout 2048 makes launch and given that it’s just been announced that the game has been pushed from a February release to a January one in Japan, we are betting that the odds are good.

Edited On 09 Nov, 2011

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