We broke the story about WipEout HD’s delay being possibly caused by seizures on Monday but have been unable to get a clear response from SCEE. However, they have spoken to TVG on the issue this evening.
“The reason for the delay of WipEout HD on PS3 has been due to the many improvements we have been making and the numerous features we’ve added to the game. These include: 8 reverse tracks, 4 extra ships, 2 alternative HUDS, 2 Player offline split screen and XMB Trophy support. We look forward to sharing WipEout HD with you very soon. Regarding the speculation about health issues, we can assure you that we take consumer safety very seriously and monitor it very carefully.”
So, basically the same response we got 3 days ago, but with an extra sentence on the end. Regardless, it’s encouraging to hear that they’re taking the potential issue seriously and not rushing the game out for the sake of it. Bravo. We’ll add the Trophy information to our Trophy list.
Update: we’ve heard from SCEE ourselves this morning, same story.