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Beloved PlayStation classic gets free remaster, no subscription needed

Beloved PlayStation classic gets free remaster, no subscription needed

Beloved PlayStation classic Wipeout has received a free fan-made remaster on PC which is available to download now.

The yearning for nostalgia is stronger than it’s ever been. If you pop over to Metacritic to view the year’s most well-received games, there are a surprising number of remakes, remasters, and re-releases.

The excellent Metroid Prime Remastered is still holding on to the second spot, followed by the physical release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Complete Edition in fourth. The remade Resident Evil 4 also places in the top 10, with Dead Space sitting slightly lower at 18. We shouldn’t expect this trend to end anytime soon. There are plenty more nostalgia-fuelled projects on the way, including Silent Hill 2, Alone in the Dark, and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. Today though, I bring you a pleasant surprise. A beloved PlayStation classic has received an incredible fan-made remaster - and you can check it out now for free. Yes, Wipeout is back.

Speaking of Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, take a look at the trailer below.

Wipeout was first released all the way back in1995 for the PS1. Developed and published by Psygnosis, Wipeout is essentially a futuristic racer. Set in 2052, players compete in the F3600 anti-gravity racing league. Receiving critical acclaim, Wipeout went on to spawn a number of sequels - including Wipeout 2097 and Wipeout 64.

Now, as reported by DSOGaming, fans of Wipeout have taken it into their own hands to give the game a new lease of life. Wipeout Phantom Edition is a new remastered and enhanced version of the title, created by user wipeout-phantom-edition on GitHub. Unfortunately, as a modded remaster, it will only run on PC which is a shame if you were hoping to dive back in on PlayStation. The files don’t demand too much though, so you should still be able to enjoy this slice of nostalgia.

The Phantom Edition includes new music and an updated sound effect system, improved graphics, widescreen support, additional options menus, and you can customise the music tracks. You will need files for the original USA-region PlayStation release of the game, but the creator has provided details of how to access the remaster in full here. Enjoy.

Featured Image Credit: Sony

Topics: PlayStation, PC, Mods