Speaking with SCE Liverpool, Develop
magazine has seemingly uncovered news of a pair of WipEout
installments bound for PlayStation 3 and PSP. The unsurprising revelation has been tied to Sony's downloadable content strategy. Liverpool's WipEout Pure
showed promise, registering more than 800,000 downloads of add-on content, but subsequent Sony efforts have failed to follow suit.
Liverpool plans to pick up the slack with upcoming versions of WipEout
. "Downloadable content helped keep [WipEout Pure
] on the shelf and encouraged people to not trade the game in," explained development director Clemens Wangerin, adding, "Being able to cater to a much finer resolution of gamers' tastes and maybe create more byte-sized or customizable gaming is a massive advantage." Sounds like Sony's starting to understand the importance of PlayStation Network.