I received mail from Andrew Collins at The Player magazine this morning – nice of him to reply, most people cant face this sort of thing on their first day back in the office!
Andrew told me that as they were going to print, Sony announced that Wipeout Fusion would be delayed intil at least September, so the visit to Studio Leeds was cancelled. This left them with no feature.
This sounds like a reasonably good excuse and I understand (working for a publishing company) the predicament these things can cause.
So there you go – although guilty as charged, The Player was only a victim of circuimstance.
Thanks for clearing things up, Andrew.