These remasters get more and more confusing to classify, don’t they? WipEout: Omega Collection may technically be an updated edition of WipEout HD Fury and WipEout 2048, but Sony’s going above and beyond – even adding a new team and vehicle to the title’s roster of anti-grav racing machines. Welcome to the fray the Tigron K-VSR.
Here’s the official blurb, right from the developer’s cakehole:
The design philosophy of the Tigron K-VSR is “sheer brute force”. It eschews advanced tech and handling in favour of high speed and pure aggression.
The shape and layout of the craft consists of a central chassis and cockpit with two longer outer arms that have two design functions. They allow for aggressive ramming and shunting while keeping the central chassis and pilot safe from collisions. This design feature makes the ship very heavy, hindering its acceleration and handling but does work in its favour when it reaches higher speeds, turning it into a juggernaut.
Due to the size and weight of the craft, it needs a very large engine to push the ship to the desired speed. Having a pulse ram jet of this size proved to be highly unstable, so the design team got around this by using one large turbo pump that that feeds the thrust into four smaller chambers, allowing for a safer distribution of force and also giving it its distinctive “cluster thruster” design.
It sounds like a challenging model for more advanced players to us, but will you have the bottle to take it out onto the track? Try to hide your Feisar fanboyism in the comments section below.