WipEout HD fans were a bit disappointed when Sony Computer Entertainment Europe David Reeves announced that the game was being delayed. Rumors have been circulating that this is because the game has been causing seizures. To find out more, head on over to the full article.
WipEout HD fans were a bit disappointed when Sony Computer Entertainment Europe David Reeves announced that the game was being delayed due to “a specific technical problem with WipEout that we [Sony] have to solve.”
Now because Reeves failed to give any specific details on this problem, there has been a lot of speculation regarding what the exact issue is. One of the more notable rumors is that the game’s 60 frames per second coupled with the bright flashing backgrounds has been causing epileptic seizures.
Website TheSixthAxis contacted Sony regarding this and got a response from them. Unfortunately, the answer skirted around the question and didn’t help clarify the situation. Here’s what the Sony spokesperson said:
WipEout HD is still in development for PSN and we are currently perfecting many aspects of the game, including the online multiplayer experience. We look forward to unveiling all 8 tracks in the single player game, plus the online multiplayer experience, which allows for up to 8 players on each track, along with all the other game modes.