Players control anti-gravity ships which are owned by racing corporations (effectively referred to as 'teams' in-game). Every ship has different characteristics; for example, each ship's statistics vary in handling, thrust, top speed and shield strength (and in 2048, firepower).
All craft is equipped with an energy shield which absorbs damage sustained during a race; energy is lost whenever the player's ship collides with the trackside barrier, other ships, or is hit by weapon fire. If the shield runs out, the player's ship will explode and is consequently eliminated from the race.
However, the player may replenish energy by absorbing weapon pick-ups. Nine games modes appear in Omega Collection : Zone, Tournament, Speed Lap, Time Trial and Single Race from HD ; Zone Battle, Eliminator and Detonator from Fury ; and the Career Mode from 2048.
The games contain 26 unique tracks and 46 unique ship models, and include local split-screen and online multiplayer. Also, Race box (which enables custom races across all game modes) is included for all tracks.
The campaigns are split into 3 groups, similarly to how the HD and Fury campaigns were separated in Wipe out HD Fury. Vancouver and Iron officially make reappearances as playable teams, both gaining new designs.
Vancouver was a digital pre-order bonus and also included with all purchases of the digital download edition of the title, and Iron is an early-game unlockable. Studio Liverpool, the original developers of the Wipe out series, announced its closure by Sony Worldwide Studios.
The campus still houses Sony's External Development Studio Europe (Dev) among other departments. In 2015, Sony Worldwide Studios President Shula Yeshiva stated on a possible Wipe out for the PS4: “Never say never.
The game was announced by Sony Interactive Entertainment on 4 December 2016, during the annual PlayStation Experience expo for a Summer 2017 release. In December 2017, it was announced that a virtual reality (VR) game would be released.
At the end of March 2018, a free patch was released, which added the VR mode to the game. Those who pre-ordered the game digitally were gifted a dynamic theme for their PS4 as well as access to the Vancouver ship.
Those who pre-ordered the disc version were given an exclusive steel book as well as static themes for the PS4. Wipe out Omega Collection features 28 licensed soundtracks.
If the PlayStation Music app is installed, players can use the Best of WipE out Spotify playlist to use tracks from older Wipe out games. Review scoresPublicationScore Destruction 8.5/10 GameS pot 9/10 GamesRadar+ Jordan Devoré's score of 8.5/10 on Destruction indicated that there was “Impressive effort with a few noticeable problems holding it back.
Won't astound everyone, but is worth your time and cash.” Miguel Conception from GameS pot gave the game a score of 9/10 saying that “By focusing on this specific era of the series, Wipe out Omega Collection maintains a level of cohesion you wouldn't get if this compilation included, say, Wipe out Pure or Fusion.
On 10 June 2017, Wipe out Omega Collection became the first game in the series to gain the UK All Formats physical No. WipE out Omega Collection Releases On PS4 In June”.
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