How Sony changed WipEout HD to pass health tests
Following this morning’s news that WipEout HD will “probably be out late September”, we’ve been comparing the final version with our old preview build to see if there was any evidence behind the rumours that the game originally failed health tests due to seizure-inducing results.
We’ve put together a short comparison video of the game’s Zone mode that shows the differences between a build from March and the final build – and the results seem to suggest that the rumours were true. As you can see, the busy visuals have been toned down somewhat, removing the bouncing equalizer from the track surface as well as various other changes. We have to admit, we prefer the headache-inducing visuals of the older build. For the sake of a fair comparison, the video was taken on the same track and using the same craft.
Sony has never confirmed the rumours that WipEout HD’s delay was health-related, instead stating that it was “due to the many improvements we have been making and the numerous features we’ve added to the game.”
WipEout HD is expected to be released on PSN over the coming weeks, and our review will be hitting the site soon.
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