Twisted Metal delayed till early 2012

David Jaffe made the unfortunate announcement that Twisted Metal won't ship until early 2012, on the PlayStation Blog. He cited that the game still needs more dev time, while making the same earnest plea that all game developers must make when the time comes, saying “Thing is, you gotta trust me when I tell you that – with this extra time for tuning and polish – the game is going to be so much better than it already is.”

The game was originally due on October 4, 2011, and as co-director of the project Jaffe was able to speak on behalf of the Eat Sleep Play team saying the move “will allow us the extra time needed to polish our demented baby until it shines.” And although it's disappointing when any game gets pushed back, it's better that Jaffe's baby come out with maximum shininess a few months late, rather than lackluster and premature.

On the bright side, Twisted Metal will have a strong presence at PAX Prime and Gamescom, where Jaffe promises the team will be showing off a new Team Hunted mode, a new level called Thrills & Spills Amusement Park, and the Dollface story trailer. Until we learn more from the conferences, you can check out the extended gameplay trailer, which ends with a very confident — but now very wrong — “10.4.11.”

Aug 5, 2011

Source: PlayStation Blog




  • mylittlepwny0802 - August 8, 2011 9:20 p.m.

    God fucking shit. I have a bad feeling it's going to end up like Duke. Tons of pushbacks for no real reason.
  • Yeager1122 - August 7, 2011 7:34 p.m.

    Actually this is good for me now i can actually get it when it comes out instead of waiting a few monthsbecause il be buying so many other things when it was orginally supposed to come out.
  • bass88 - August 6, 2011 9:07 p.m.

    I would like to get other character endings but I can live without it. That said, I'm very excited for the story and seeing what it delivers. David Jaffe is a surprisingly very good writer (for a man noted only for extremely violent video games), even if he doesn't think so himself. God Of War is an epic action adventure that touches on themes like insanity, power, ego and man vs. god. Brett Ratner couldn't bring that to the screen if he tried. Twisted Metal: Black did wonders dealing with dementia in it's EC Comic stylings (Preacher's story always upsets me somewhat). I'm disappointed with the delay. Was so excited for this one. Best pull out one of the early games to keep me going.
  • Vordhosbn - August 6, 2011 11:45 a.m.

    Yeah, I'm just going to be sad to not have a load of endings to look forward to like the old days....but to be honest, the gameplay does look like it's going to rock some socks online and single-player so it's not going to be a deal-breaker.
  • bass88 - August 6, 2011 9:40 a.m.

    Axel is in it. As are a lot of old twisted Metal characters. The story mode does only contain a few characters to play as (it's like Mortal Kombat). They did this to keep the story from getting convoluted. But you get to play through all the arenas with other characters. Plus, in story mode you can choose what vehicle you want to go with the character.
  • Vordhosbn - August 6, 2011 9:05 a.m.

    I can't deny it's looking like a great game, and I can't wait for them to finally release the thing, but with 3 story characters and no Axel, Twister, Warthog etc. I'm finding it real hard to actually be excited about it. It won't be Twisted Metal without them, it will be "Gritty Nu Dark Metal", and that's just not as cool.
  • Brassballs - August 6, 2011 6:57 a.m.

    Good. This'll make it easier to pick which of the games I want vs games I can afford easier.
  • kor2disturbed - August 6, 2011 5:45 a.m.

    Well now I'm going to cancel my preorder...sigh
  • GOD - August 6, 2011 12:18 a.m.

    I'm not sure if Paul is really back, or if they realised that his name doubles the hits a story gets.
  • CarverCity96 - August 6, 2011 12:16 a.m.

    NOOOOO!!!! Im going to die. But if it makes the game better im all for it
  • keltar93 - August 6, 2011 12:01 a.m.

    Wait, Paul Ryan wrote this? Could he be returning to Radar?
  • codystovall - August 5, 2011 11:47 p.m.

    (Cris Antistas cap sound effect) noooohh...

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