The iconic console racing game, Wipeout, is coming to mobile sometime in 2022 on iOS and Android devices in a reimagined format by the name of Wipeout Rush. The PlayStation version was first released worldwide in 1996 and has since then continued to be regularly updated for newer consoles. Because this game is so old, the familiar style and feel hold a strong sense of nostalgia for many players. Therefore, it was quite a shock for fans to hear that the mobile version of the game is not going to be a racing game, but instead a card game where the player is the manager of a team of racing ships rather than the driver.
The developer, Rogue Games, has asked the community to look at this new game with an open mind. Rather than attempting to recreate Wipeout on mobile, which is now easily accessible on PlayStation, the newly announced mobile version will offer a new look at the world. Wipeout Rush will offer 60 racing ships all from the original PlayStation games and will consist of 12 championship cups through five different terrains. However, the main focus of the game will be on collecting and upgrading ships and their weapons as well as learning the backstories of the different racers. The storytelling will take place in a unique comic book art style and will be more of an addition to the original console version of Wipeout that adds meaning, rather than an updated version of the more familiar third-person racing games. The mobile version will be experienced best when played alongside the console versions rather than alone.
Wipeout Rush will also include a brand new electronica soundtrack created by Sony musician Alastair Lyndsay. The racing scenes in the new game will utilize the modern technology of newer mobile devices moving at 60 frames per second to create a visually stunning experience.