New Twisted Metal Game Reportedly In Production At Lucid Games

Destruction AllStars dev is supposedly building the game around a free-to-play model.

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor October 4, 2021
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Twisted Metal Sweet Tooth

A TV series based on popular early PlayStation car-combat franchise Twisted Metal has been in the works for some time, so it's only natural that a new installment of the game would also be on tap. The last release in the series was the remake of Twisted Metal: Black, which came out for the PlayStation 4 in 2015, and if reports are true, we'll see a totally new game in the not-too-distant future.

Video Game Chronicle is reporting that Liverpool studio Lucid Games has been tapped by Sony to produce a new Twisted Metal game, and that the game has begun early development. There's no time frame for a launch, but the series, which will star Anthony Mackie, Marvel's Falcon, is slated to appear in 2023.

Notably, VGC's source claims that the new Twisted Metal "would be built around a free-to-play model, partly in response to Destruction All-Stars’ last-minute transition from a premium game to a PlayStation Plus title." That car-combat title was released by Lucid in February, where it was met with middling reviews (62 on Metacritic).

In any event, the notion of a brand-new Twisted Metal game -- the last was produced in 2012 -- built for current online gamers and with a free-to-play model is something that has us intrigued. Personally, I played the heck out of the first two games on my PlayStation in the late '90s and would love to see a fully modern MMO-like edition with all the bells and whistles (and guns and rockets and lasers...). How would that sound to you?

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In this article: Sony, Lucid Games, Twisted Metal.

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
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.

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