In letter : A live-action Twisted Metal series apparently isn’t the only thing Sony has in mind for the long-running vehicle combat franchise. Sources familiar with the matter told Video Games Chronicle (VGC) that PlayStation handed the Twisted Metal series to Lucid Games, adding that the Liverpool-based studio has already started work on reviving the franchise.
A source told the post that the game will use a free-to-play model, in part because the studio’s most recent project – Destruction All-Stars – went from a premium game to a PlayStation Plus title by the 11th hour. The game launched last February, but despite being available to PS Plus members for the first few months, it didn’t make much noise.
Of course, a failed game doesn’t necessarily break a studio, and Lucid has a solid track record in the industry and the racing genre in particular. The company previously worked on the Need for Speed franchise, and one of its vets helped with the Project Gotham Racing series before that.
The game’s launch is expected to coincide with the release of the live-action television series in 2023. Twisted Metal, the series, is produced by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Anthony Mackie would play the role of John Doe, the main character of the series. At least one of the game’s beloved characters, Sweet Tooth, would be there.
The last game in the main Twisted Metal franchise was a 2012 reboot of the 1995 original, with three main story arcs and a strong emphasis on multiplayer gameplay.
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