Fan Remasters Classic Sci-Fi Racing Game, WipeOut, for PC Release
The beloved sci-fi racing game, WipeOut, has received a remarkable makeover thanks to a dedicated fan. The self-proclaimed Bib Theorist, known for their passion for retro gaming, has released the highly anticipated Phantom Edition of WipeOut, bringing the original PC release in line with its revered PlayStation version.
This remastered edition of WipeOut, constructed using the game’s original PlayStation source code, presents players with a look and feel that closely mirrors the console release. With rasterization and blending techniques accurate to WipeOut 1’s PlayStation graphics, players can immerse themselves in the nostalgic atmosphere of the iconic racing experience. Additionally, the Phantom Edition includes music and sound effects akin to the unforgettable audio of the PSX.
Not stopping there, the fan-made edition introduces modern features and elements that enhance the gameplay. Players can now enjoy an uncapped framerate, supporting high resolutions and widescreen, resulting in a visually stunning experience. Furthermore, the remastered version includes smoother fade-in effects for distant geometry, making the game even more visually appealing.
The Phantom Edition goes beyond faithfully recreating the original WipeOut game. It incorporates ship lighting similar to later games in the WipeOut series, giving players a taste of the advancements made in subsequent installments. Additionally, players have the option to choose between a modern or classic handling style, with improved physics, when it comes to wall collision.
To experience this exceptional remastered version of WipeOut, players must obtain the original files from the US release of the game on PlayStation. The Bib Theorist strongly encourages obtaining these files through legitimate means to support the developers and protect the integrity of the game.
With the release of the Phantom Edition, fans of WipeOut can finally relish in the racing game classic as it was originally intended, and even more. This fan-led initiative is a testament to the dedication and passion of the gaming community. The Bib Theorist’s remastered version allows players to dive into the nostalgia of this iconic racing game, bringing joy to both long-time fans and a new generation of players.