Those ever so secret ‘sources’ have told VGC that a new entry in the Twisted Metal franchise is in production. Lucid games, the team behind Destruction All-Stars, is said to be on development duties and the game is in the early stages of creation.
It is suggested the game will be free-to-play and will launch around the same time as the Twisted Metal television series. There is no date for the TV series to launch but according to VGC it will be in 2023.
Other than Destruction All-Stars, Lucid have worked on the Need for Speed franchise and combat racing game Switchblade.
Twisted Metal creator and now YouTuber David Jaffe commented on a earlier rumour of a new game saying it was unlikely.
“I don’t think I’m Sony’s favourite person right now, just because of this stream and everything,” he said, “[but] if it’s true I would be very, very hurt that PlayStation didn’t ask for my input at best, or at worst, at least let me know it was happening.”
Jaffe started his own studio which released the rather awful Drawn to Death, with the studio closing just days after the game launched. Since then he’s been posting very odd videos on YouTube.
In response to the rumour he has posted a new video saying “Sony hasn’t even approached me w/any info on ANYTHING?”
The TV show has the writers of Deadpool and Zombieland, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, creating a “new take” on the franchise. The story will follow a loud mouthed protagonist who has a chance at a better life if he can traverse a wasteland and deliver a package, so Mad Max but with Tom Hardy talking rather than being sullen and mute. The currently unnamed protagonist will be joined by ” trigger-happy car thief” and they will meet a clown who drives an ice cream truck – I think you know who that is.
Anthony Mackie, the Falcon in Marvel’s Avengers, will be playing the lead character ‘John Doe’.
“’Twisted Metal’ is one of the most beloved franchises from PlayStation,” said Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Productions. “We are thrilled to have such a great team working on bringing this iconic game to life for the fans.”
“We love Twisted Metal in all its twisted insanity,” said Glenn Adilman, executive vice president of comedy development for Sony Pictures Television. “Michael Jonathan Smith hit it out of the park with an action-packed, brilliantly funny adaptation and we are grateful for the support of Rhett, Paul, Will and our friends at PlayStation.”