Written with reference to an unknown source VGCThat Lucid Games of Liverpool set out to make the next installment of Twisted Metal. The studio’s name may not be familiar at first, but other than that they did Destruction AllStars (a test) where bouncing racers fight in and out of cars in a circuit.
The paper reports that it will receive the new free-to-play Twisted Metal business model, in part because Destruction AllStars became a PlayStation Plus gift title rather than a full-priced premium game at the last minute when it was released for PS5 in February of this year. It is also claimed that the next TM release is scheduled for 2023, when a movie series based on the franchise will also be released.
The first part of Twisted Metal was released for PlayStation in 1995, and the last for PlayStation 3 in 2012. This is a type of wreck derby in which other riders must be disassembled with armed vehicles. The reception of Destruction AllStars was not very positive, and after a while I had to put sticks in my online matches because so few people played them. However, since Lucid Games has a long history of racing, VGC sources say they still trust them enough to get Twisted Metal. The team founders previously worked at Bizarre Creations, where Project Gotham Racing and Blur were both set up, and Lucid himself helped develop Need for Speed Payback.
Sony told its investors this spring that they wanted to invest more in service-based games, and a free version of Twisted Metal would fit in with that vision.
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