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WipEout 2048 will get 'new features, new ways to play' in future

Studio Liverpool working on held back features

Studio Liverpool has said it plans to support WipEout 2048 for the PS Vita by releasing paid DLC and free updates in the future.


Speaking to Official PlayStation Magazine UK, Wipeout's lead designer Karl Jones said the dev was working on things it "didn't get time to do".

"We're looking into other things to enhance the toolset of the game. So we're looking on to custom controls, potentially some kind of multiplayer extension," said Jones.

"We've got more stuff to support Cross Play, which I can't announce anything about yet. So just lots of smaller different things that'll be coming out in patches and obviously we've got bigger stuff coming out in DLC as well.".

Jones explained that the studio reached the cut off point and wasn't able to make its way through its to-do list, which it intends to complete through post-release support.

"New features are going to be added, new ways to play. I can't really talk about that now but the AR museum is a good example. We've shown it, it is coming, we just didn't have to get it nailed before release. It's just one of those things - you've got a list of so many thing you've got to do before a certain time and there's a cut off point."

He continued by stating that the team was now "moving on to something else" but there's "still a fairly substantial team there looking after, not only this game, but potential future projects in the same area."

Finally the WipEout man briefly discussed the development process and how it has changed now that devs can essentially finish a game after releasing it.

"Deadlines are strict, you've got to hit your dates, but there's so much stuff that developers want to get into their games that some stuff got to get cut. The beauty of it now is that it's not always cut forever. There's DLC but there's also free stuff you can patch in, stuff that's 90% finished before launch that need that extra 10%, you can release that stuff for free.

"There's always stuff that developers want to get in to the games that they don't get time to do. The thing is now we can. Another way to look at it is that patches, updates, DLC and packs it a way to respond to feedback. If people are saying that they want this and that we can respond to it."

WipEout 2048 was just one of the many Vita titles that debuted in the top 20 of this week's UK all platforms chart.