Sony would have trusted the developers of Destruction AllStars, a PlayStation 5 exclusive, with the rumor of the rebirth of Twisted Metal.
VGC Reports that Lucid, the British creators of Destruction AllStars, have been working on Twisted Metal’s first new installment in over a decade. Rumors of a Twisted Metal game surfaced earlier this month, when GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb said he heard that a revival was underway, but it could still be a long way off. The TV show the game is said to be linked to will star Anthony Mackie as John Doe.
There hasn’t been a main game in the series since the Twisted Metal reboot in 2012, which we called “amazing” in our Twisted Metal review. According to a source in the report, the game will feature a free-to-play model, which is said to be similar to Destruction AllStars’ last-minute development change.
Destruction AllStars was originally intended to be a full-priced, $ 70 launch title for the PS5. Just weeks before launch, the game was delayed to 2021 and was free to all PlayStation Plus subscribers for about two months, before being listed in the PlayStation Store for $ 20.
The developers said it made more sense to go free-to-play, to bring the game to “the widest possible audience.” Despite the goal of getting the game in as many hands as possible, the developers have added bots to multiplayer to compensate for times with low player counts. We called Destruction AllStars “okay” in our review, saying, “There’s also the basis of a great board game here, but at launch it’s far too shallow an experience for Destruction AllStars either for the moment. “
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.