Twisted Metal Delayed

David Jaffe has just announced via the official PlayStation Blog that Twisted Metal has been pushed back into “early 2012.” Originally billed for early October 2011, Eat Sleep Play has delayed the long-awaited PlayStation 3 exclusive, co-founder Jaffe insisting that the studio needs more time to get the game polished before it hits the road.

Instead of leaving it at that, the God of War lead designer continued with a prolonged apology to fans, assuring them that the end product will be of substantial quality, even dropping a quote from Mr. Miyamoto himself.

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‘A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time.’

Now, if we shipped Twisted Metal tomorrow – going off the response from folks who have played it – I assure you, it would never be a bad game. Not even close. But we’re aiming for a heck of a lot more than that! With Twisted Metal we plan to ship a multiplayer classic. We plan to ship the best Twisted Metal ever made. We plan to convert a lot of folks who think vehicle combat is a relic best left to 90′s nostalgia.

We’ve always had our reservations about Twisted Metal. It has been more than a decade since TM was a staple in every gamer’s diet; testing the waters with a beloved PlayStation brand during an onslaught of “triple A” blockbuster titles was always going to be huge risk.

Though Q1 2012 isn’t exactly on the quiet side either, it’s ideal fertile ground for ESP to sow the seeds of 90’s nostalgia and for Sony to kick off the year’s promising software line-up. Let’s hope the temporary delay doesn’t dampen our chances of seeing a multiplayer beta anytime soon.

Source: Official PlayStation Blog

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18 Comments

  1. This is good news in my eyes, makes this year less expencive and it shows that the devs want to make the game as good as it can get!

    • Agreed. Us ps3 gamers are getting hammered with awesome games this year….

  2. Personally have less then 0 interest in the game, the E3 footage alone was enough to end my interest in the game. I hope it turns out to be better then I fear

    • Twisted metal have always been about the fun factor not grahics.

  3. It’s a good move. This fall is just bat-shit crazy with releases. Yes so is every fall, but MW3, UC3, Batman, Rage, Skyrim, Deus Ex, BF3 and LOTS more is wilder then normal.

  4. It looks like it needs a bit more polish if they’re aiming for the ‘classic’ tag.

  5. Twisted Metal? Recognise the name so much, but my memory eludes me.

    • A Death Metal band perhaps?

      • It was a very popular game franchise in America during the PS2 era but never really made an impact over in Europe.

      • Yeah I’ve only played the PSP Twisted Metal, was great

  6. Two games I would be buying now 2012, gutted but let’s hope that they live up to be a great game!

  7. Looks quite fun actually.

  8. Too many games but no money :(

  9. Personally I’m glad this is delayed as Chrimbo is gonna be expensive enough with all the big releases. this may have been one of the games that I had to skip. Plus extra developer time is always cool with me (unless were talking something like GT5) Much better than rushing the game out.

    However I dont expect the game to sell as much with missing out on the Christmas crazyness. I think it will still sell decent especially in the US but after a few weeks I can see the numbers dropping massively. Fair play the Sony and the developers :-)

  10. *to Sony and the developers*

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