WipEout XL Trivia
1001 Video GamesThe PS1 version of Wipeout 2097 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
2097This game takes place in the same year as One Must Fall: 2097.
MultiplayerThe game shipped without a multiplayer feature, but a patch was released with support for IPX, TCP/IP, serial and modem connection.
MusicThe music is actually "red book" audio which means that you can pop the CD into your audio CD player and listen to it.
ReferencesThe name of the most powerful weapon in the game is composed of the names of two first person shooting games. The weapons name is the Quake disruptor.
References to the gameThe game made a cameo appearance in the 1995 movie Hackers (it's the game Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller play on a giant screen (also notice they are using the dual analog Playstation controller)).
The version of Wipeout seen in the Hackers movie was from a very early SoftImage animation created before the original Wipeout, to see how the game could possibly look. It was spotted by some movie people who wanted to put it into Hackers, so an extended version was created and tailored for the film. The sound effects track was created by PC Music.
SoundtrackThe game's soundtrack includes music by Prodigy, Future Sound of London, and The Chemical Brothers. However, all the songs are licensed versions of previously released material, so there is no new music except the intro and outro musics by by Tim Wright (aka CoLD SToRAGE). However, the PC version of the game does not include licensed music - its whole soundtrack was written/performed by Tim Wright (aka CoLD SToRAGE.)
Information also contributed by Brolin Empey, Felix Knoke, glidefan, Mike Clarke, and Zovni