Inside sources have told renowned gaming source Video Games Chronicle (VGC) that a new Twisted Metal game is in development.
The vehicular-combat title first rose to prominence in 1995 on the original PlayStation, and since grew a loyal fanbase across the PS2, PSP and PS3. The last title in the series was simply titled ‘Twisted Metal’ and was an online-focused PS3 exclusive, releasing in 2012.
The VGC report stated that current Destruction AllStars creators Lucid Games will be at the helm for the new free-to-play title. The Liverpool based developer is experienced in the driving genre, having also worked on the recent next-gen update for EA’s Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered and founded by people who previously worked on Blur and the Project Gotham Racing series for the now-defunct Bizarre Creations.
The response to Destruction AllStars was somewhat muted, but as we stated in our recent hands-on return, things have been improved since launch and the title isn’t without its plus points. It just felt a little sterile, but technically it’s a solid base to build upon.
Not only is Sony allegedly working with Lucid to create a new game in the franchise, but according to Variety earlier this year, Sony Pictures Television is also working on a TV series written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the people behind Deadpool and Zombieland.
It would be logical to tie the release of a new game in with the upcoming TV show and add an exclusive driving experience to Sony’s roster alongside Gran Turismo 7. According to the VGC claim, the release is currently slated for 2023.
Just to clarify, this is not confirmed by anyone at Sony. Let us know in the comments below if you’d welcome a return for this once popular game series. Now, all we need are wipEout and Motorstorm revivals to complete the PS3-era arcade masterclass…