The game's European cover.
|Developer(s):||SCE Liverpool Studio|
|Publisher(s):||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Release date(s):||March 24 2005|
WipEout Pure is a 2005 game in the WipEout series of games for the PlayStation Portable. The game was released simultaneously with the release of the PSP during its North American launch. The return to the style of past games and streamlining of the gameplay makes up the "pure" essence of Pure. The game takes place in the year 2197, one century after WipEout 2097.
Wipeout Pure uses the Wi-Fi feature of the PSP for multiplayer racing. The added features of the European version as compared to the US version of the game has unfortunately caused the two versions to be incompatible for the purposes of Wi-Fi multiplayer. The developers expressed a desire to return to the handling of Wipeout 2097 and to make various changes to the track design. Most notably, the pit lane for recharging shields is absent, with the player instead being able to replenish energy by absorbing the currently-armed weapon. The return to the style of past games and streamlining of the gameplay makes up the "pure" essence of Pure.
The game introduces the player to the FX300 Racing League, announced 25 years after the sport came to an abrupt end by controversial disaster that led to a hiatus for nearly 15 years. It also introduces two new teams to the series, each from very contrasting backgrounds: Harimau, an Asian humanitarian organization which started operating in 2177; and Triakis, an arms-manufacturing conglomerate which looked to Anti-Gravity racing to exhibit their products.