Fans who were hoping for a new WipEout game on PS5 are going to have a hard time wrapping their heads around Sony’s decision to work on a mobile, cartoon-looking version of the series. WipEout Rush is not the anticipated racer we were hoping for but the company says that it will still deliver an authentic racer experience on mobile devices.
WipEout Rush is coming to Android and iOS in early 2022 and even though it is a mobile game, the racing seems to be on par with the series’ iconic gameplay. Sony has even commissioned sound designer Alastair Lindsay to create music for the game and will feature a full original soundtrack.
While the game is being published by PlayStation, in specific their mobile gaming division, the development is actually taking place at Rogue Studios. According to Rogue CEO Matt Casamassina, the studio has worked hard to recreate an authentic racing experience in WipEout Rush.
WipEout Rush is a single-player card-based game that is free-to-play and of course, will include microtransactions.
“If I want that visceral, immersive, intense racing experience, I’ll find it waiting on PlayStation. But at the same time, we’re delighted that we could rethink wipEout for mobile with some fun new play mechanics and gorgeous visuals.
We hope fans will come to it with an open mind because—although different—we’re proud to bring the WipEout franchise back into focus with a fresh take on the formula,
And we’ve poured a lot of love into the presentation, which includes loads of iconic ships and tracks, a new comic book-inspired narrative, a fitting electronica soundtrack, and gorgeous visuals that run at 60 frames per second on modern hardware.”
WipEout Rush for iOS and Android shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans. We know that Sony wants to focus on bringing iconic PlayStation IPs to mobile devices. Earlier this year Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan announced the move saying the company will focus heavily on mobile experiences. This is the first of many to come.
WipEout Rush is set to release in early 2022 for iOS and Android. Check out the highly disliked trailer below.