The unannounced reboot of Twisted Metal might have seen a change in developer, at least according to a new report.
VCG reported that Twisted Metal’s development have moved from Lucid Games, the creators of Destruction AllStars, to a Sony studio in Europe. The game hasn’t even officially been revealed, so Sony and Lucid Games have yet to provide a comment. However, VGC sources did suggest that this change may be due to Destruction AllStar’s reception.
The combat driving game was meant to launch with the PlayStation 5 for $60, but it was delayed for three months before the PS5 released. When Destruction AllStars did release, Sony made the decision to offer the title for free on PlayStation Plus, and then to sell it for $20 afterwards. The player base for the game dramatically dropped after launch, forcing Lucid Games to implement computer opponents to deal with the server wait times.
Twisted Metal hasn’t had a release in the series since the most recent reboot in 2012. VGC says the game is supposed to launch alongside the planned TV series based on the game in 2023.