In the series “what have they become?”, Here is that the Twisted Metal license seems to want to come out of the junkyard in which it had been locked up for ten years.
At a time when parking spaces are tending to become scarce in the capital, the motorized combat series Twisted Metal seems eager to attempt her fat comeback, nearly ten years after the cancellations of the Apocalypse and Revolution episodes. In recent months, the crumpled sheet license has been back in the news, since an adaptation in a television series was announced in 2019, before the production announced the presence of actor Anthony Mackie in the cast more early this month.
It’s not just the crumpled sheet
But because the version in the serial format can not be the alpha and omega of success, Sony would also prepare the release of a brand new episode (which we will call New Twisted Metal for now): our colleagues from Video Game Chronicle even believe they know with relative certainty that development would have started at Lucid Games. The Liverpool studio, responsible for a certain AllStars Destruction earlier this year, should give birth to a new Twisted Metal supposed to be released more or less at the same time as the television adaptation, somewhere in 2023.
Their previous effort had in extremis seen its release date postponed to better come out in the form of a free-to-play, a bet that had not really paid off, since Lucid Games quickly had to deploy an army of bots to overcome a certain desertion of the servers. Foreseeing, Sony Interactive Entertainment would have this time chosen to opt from the outset for this free model, and this New Twisted Metal will therefore probably be a new one. free-to-play.
And if the equation seems risky to you in view of the pedigree of the liverpuldienne structure, you are not a priori the only ones, since the source of our colleagues saw fit to specify in advance that Lucid Games was trustworthy to ensure the reversion of the license. Let’s hope that the ex-Bizarre Creations (the founders of the studio in 2011) are more inspired by the Project Gotham Racing series than by Destruction AllStars …