Greetings, anti-gravity pilot!
Welcome to the very exclusive WipEout: Futurism Limited Edition project. With just 1000 pre-order pilots on board for this journey, you’re part of an elite team of WipEout fanatics – all of whom will be receiving regular updates as this one-of-a-kind book comes together over the coming months.
Since the edition sold out in a flash last week, the number one question we've received is not: ‘What will be in WipEout: Futurism?’ (Answer: an exhaustive visual archive, including huge amounts of never-before-seen development materials); nor: ‘Who will be contributing?’ (Answer: a wide-ranging line-up of the developers, artists, designers and musicians who made the WipEout franchise so beloved); but rather: ‘Which teams did everyone choose for their Limited Edition book cover?’ So, without further ado, let me break down the final numbers for you, and put old playground/pub squabbles to bed (or possibly inflame them) with our semi-accidental survey of the most-favoured WipEout Anti-Gravity Racing Teams™:
AG Systems: 231
Goteki 45: 163
Assegai Developments: 28
With those cards on the table, and sure to make international headlines by tomorrow, we'll press on with our production of the book. We’re already hard at work – aiming to have the layouts complete by mid-January, so we'll have plenty of exciting progress to share with you then. As you'll see in the teasing image below, art director Michael C Place (ex-tDR™) is revisiting some of the iconic original artwork for inclusion in the book. Between the incredible interviews conducted by writer Duncan Harris, the amazing haul of production artwork we have to pick from and a very special introduction from tDR™ founder Ian Anderson, this book is sure to please even the most hardened anti-grav racers.
Regardless of your team allegiance (although how did Assagi trump Icarus?) we’d love if you would share your memories of playing WipEout, and what the game means to you, in our handy comments section below. Let's G33K 0UT about W1P30UT™...