Not only is there a TV adaptation of Twisted Metal in development but supposedly also a new game by British developer Lucid.
With Horizon Forbidden West, God Of War: Ragnarök, and Gran Turismo 7 all delayed into next year, Sony’s upcoming line-up has been forced back several months, with little clue as to what will come after – with the recently announced Spider-Man 2 not due until 2023.
What new games will be released in-between isn’t officially known but a new rumour from VGC claims that British developer Lucid, maker of Destruction AllStars, is working on a new Twisted Metal.
That seems surprising for a few reasons, not least the fact that if they were going to make a vehicular combat game why didn’t they just start with Twisted Metal, but apparently the new game will also coincide with a new TV show.
It’s also a long time since Twisted Metal has been popular, after the last attempt to revive it in the PlayStation 3 era, and even at its peak it was only ever successful in the US.
Each of the characters have their own grimdark backstories but a TV show also seems an odd choice, but it was announced back in 2019 and stars Avengers star Anthony Mackie.
According to the rumour the new game will, like Destruction AllStars, be free-to-play but although development has supposedly started there’s no indication of a release date.
Although Destruction AllStars was a critical and commercial failure – the only one so far for a first party PlayStation 5 title – developer Lucid employees a number of ex-Bizarre Creations staff, who worked on racing games such as Project Gotham Racing and Blur.
There’s currently no indication that original series creator David Jaffe is involved and indeed he recently cast doubt on the idea of a new Twisted Metal, after leaker Tom Henderson originally suggested a revival was underway
‘I think Sony got a bloody nose financially from [Destruction AllStars], so I don’t think they’re sat around saying, ‘Let’s try another car combat title… and let’s try one that historically has only done well in one territory’.’
That’s exactly what’s currently being suggested though and given the TV show is known to be real a new Twisted Metal could be announced sooner rather than later.
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