Wipeout franchise returns

Social networking feeds tease new entry in game series
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An unknown developer has been handed the reigns to the Wipeout franchise, according to official social networking feeds.

The Wipeout 2048 accounts on Twitter and Facebook sent the message “We. Are. Alive.” to fans, suggesting there is still life in the series.

The future of the franchise was put it doubt after Sony closed the game’s developer Studio Liverpool last month, having struggled to make much profit with the critically acclaimed series.

Sony has declined to comment on the story.

A picture sent along with the message can be viewed below.