Rumored Twisted Metal reboot may have changed developers

Sony has reportedly reassigned a new development team to helm the Twisted Metal reboot.


It was last year we learned that Sony was looking to revive the Twisted Metal franchise with a new entry. A part of that news was that the reboot was being helmed by Destruction All Stars developer Lucid Games. Now, development on the game has apparently switched hands. According to a new report, the new Twisted Metal game will now be developed by one of Sony’s European studios.

This news comes by way of VGC, who also first reported the news that Twisted Metal was getting a reboot back in 2021. According to the outlet’s sources, Lucid Games is no longer working on Twisted Metal. The game will now be made by one of the publisher’s European studios. The report doesn’t specify which developer has taken over development on Twisted Metal, but we know that Guerrilla Games, Housemarque, Media Molecule, London Studio, Nixxes, and Firesprite are all Sony studios located in Europe.

The report also doesn’t give a reason for the change in developers. That says, it was proposed that the poor reception of Destruction All Stars may have been a reason. Destruction All Stars launched early in the PS5’s life cycle and received middling reviews and uninspiring sales numbers, but we here at Shacknews liked it well enough in our review.

The Twisted Metal reboot is still looking to launch in the same window as the TV series that we also heard first word of back in 2021. With all this information out there, it’s good to remember that there still hasn’t been a proper reveal from Sony or any involved development studios. When we eventually learn more about Twisted Metal, you can expect to read about it here on Shacknews.

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    January 10, 2022 4:15 PM

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      January 11, 2022 6:14 AM

      Whoever develops it, I hope we get a legit TM game that captures the magic of TM2 and TMB. I love those games so much. It would be cool to see it running in a modern engine with lots of detailed environments and interactivity.

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        January 11, 2022 6:55 AM

        What exactly was that magic? I enjoyed them immensely.

        - Unique characters and cars
        - Destroyable environments which changed the map
        - Controls were super tight

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          January 11, 2022 7:18 AM

          All of those things. The weapon variety and special moves for the cars made for some really fun combos and strategies depending on who you were playing as. Ie. Playing as…I think it was Thumper in TM2? You could pop the freeze blast then torch the frozen car with your flamethrower.

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      January 11, 2022 7:37 AM

      I want War thunder but with customizable cars. Then add the destruction derby/ battle royal modes.

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