WipEout 2048 on PS Vita will receive free updates and premium DLC, according to lead designer at Studio Liverpool Karl Jones.

"I guess it's going to be patches and stuff," Jones told OPM. "DLC always comes across as paid for content. We're not obviously not going to just do paid for stuff, we're going to do free stuff too. That's largely going to be things we didn't get time to do. For example, the AR museum."

Other updates will bring features such as custom controls and extensions to the game's multiplayer.

"We're looking into other things to enhance the toolset of the game. So we're looking on to custom controls, potentially some kind of multiplayer extension. We've got more stuff to support Cross Play, which I can't announce anything about yet. So just lots of smaller different things that'll be coming out in patches and obviously we've got bigger stuff coming out in DLC as well.

"In terms of the stuff we didn't get time to put in we didn't plan that, you just assume there's going to be some stuff we don't get in and some people are going to have to hang back," added Jones.

Jones went on to explain why content doesn't always make it into the released game, and reiterated that these days games can continue to evolve once they've shipped.

"Deadlines are strict, you've got to hit your dates, but there's so much stuff that developers want to get into their games that some stuff got to get cut. The beauty of it now is that it's not always cut forever. There's DLC but there's also free stuff you can patch in, stuff that's 90 per cent finished before launch that need that extra 10 per cent, you can release that stuff for free.

"Games are so massive now. It's not like the PS1 where things were a lot smaller and there was less to go wrong. The beauty of it now is when you ship a disk you haven't just cut off your game; you can continue to develop it."

Regardless of any content that didn't quite make it into the retail release, Sony Liverpool's futuristic racer earned an 8/10 in our WipEout 2048 review.