SCEE has spoken to TVG in response to the reports of a delay to WipEout HD, followed by reports of the game causing epilepsy fits. This is what they said:
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.
Nice to see them add XMB trophy support and 2 player offline split screen. I can speak for many others gamers when I said we would have been p***** if there wasn’t trophies. After all we ALL love trophies. The offline 2 player split-screen is also great if your friend doesn’t have an Internet connection and reckons he can beat you, just invite him over and teach him a lesson, and you could finally settle the dispute between you and your sibling(s) or relative(s) over who’s better without lag in the equation.
Since they never confirmed or denied the epilepsy reports I’m going to have to take that as a yes. Hopefully we don’t have fits when we’re playing the game.