A few months ago, we learned that a free-to-play reboot of Twisted Metal, the popular car-combat series of the late 20th and early 21st century, was in development by Destruction AllStars developer Lucid Games. That game received middling reviews, making Lucid a curious choice for Sony to entrust with the property.
Apparently, Sony itself agreed with that assessment, as VGC is reporting that Lucid Games is out as the developer of the reboot, which will now be handled by one of Sony's first-party studios in Europe. There was no official explanation for the change, though a source told VGC that Destruction AllStars' response may have contributed to it.
A Twisted Metal TV series, starring Anthony Mackie, is on target for 2023, so it's possible that Sony was unhappy with the rate of development for the new game, which would likely launch around the time of the show's debut. Let's hope that whoever picks up the design now doesn't face unrealistic deadlines to meet with a greater marketing push next year.
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
Tibia Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary By Finally Adding Sound To the Game
There are still events and things, too.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 year ago
You May Enjoy
Titanfall 2’s Multiplayer Is Back, And So Are Players, As An Unexpected Fix Hits Servers
A surprise update has it working properly.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
The Elder Scrolls Online (Kinda) Updates Players On The Crown Store Situation
Players are still not pleased.By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Smilegate And Amazon Have Some Thank You Gifts For Lost Ark Players
It seems things are going well with the jump start servers.By QuintLyn Bowers - 16 hours ago
Sony Has Allegedly Been Compromised By Hackers Who Are Selling The Data They've Collected
6,000 files compromised.By Troy Blackburn - 15 hours ago
Here’s How To File A Claim For Your Part Of That $245 Million Fortnite Settlement
The FTC is now notifying people that they may be eligible.By QuintLyn Bowers - 6 days ago
Conan Exiles Age of War Chapter 2 Is Now Live, Improving Loot And Revamping The Purge Systems
This free update focuses on the game's base-building and follower system.By Matthew D'Onofrio - 4 days ago