Twisted Metal Delayed to 2012

August 5, 2011

News

Terrible news was just confirmed by David Jaffe, Co-Founder of Eat Sleep Play.  Twisted Metal will not be making it’s October 4th release date this year.  Many people may be up in arms upon hearing this but seeing what Mr. Jaffe said, it makes sense.  Read what he stated on the PlayStation.Blog below…

“We’re not shipping Twisted Metal October 4th, 2011. We’re going to miss our date. We’re going to be late.

Ugh! I know, I know. A lot of dedicated, supportive, passionate Twisted Metal fans have been waiting for the return of Calypso’s demented contest for a long time but the truth is: we’re just not ready yet.

Sony has been – and remains – a super supportive champion and collaborator on this title and all of us at Eat Sleep Play are so grateful that their patience and generosity will allow us the extra time needed to polish our demented baby until it shines. NOTE: I don’t actually think that qualifies as a mixed metaphor… just a bad one. But the ‘demented baby’ part was really cool to me, and it felt very Twisted Metal-y, so I’m keeping it in this post.

Anyway – it sucks bad when games miss their announced launch dates. We’re gamers too and we know how annoying it is. It’s disappointing and frustrating and it really takes the wind out of your sails if you’re a fan that has been looking forward to playing a title for a long time. 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. And if you played Twisted Metal and liked it at E3 or Comic-Con, or if you get to play it (and you enjoy it) at one of the August shows, just imagine how much more fun the final game will be with some extra time, polish, and love.

There’s a great, classic industry saying by legendary Nintendo designer – and personal hero – Shigeru Miyamoto that goes a little something like this:

‘A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time.’

Now, if we shipped Twisted Metal tomorrow – going off the response from folks who have played it – I assure you, it would never be a bad game. Not even close. But we’re aiming for a heck of a lot more than that! With Twisted Metal we plan to ship a multiplayer classic. We plan to ship the best Twisted Metal ever made. We plan to convert a lot of folks who think vehicle combat is a relic best left to 90′s nostalgia. And we plan to explode the belief that the only relevant kind of shooter is a first person one (or a 3rd person one, where you play a human… with a tee shirt not all the way tucked in :) …).

Most importantly, we plan on treating you – the kind folks who play our game (and pay our bills) – like the VIPs that you are. You only deserve our best and we appreciate your understanding as we take a little more time to guarantee that our best is what we deliver.”

 

Well, seeing that this fall already has a massive amount of titles to look into, this news may not be for the worst.  He makes an excellent point by proving that many developers release games plagued with numerous issues at launch.  I’m glad to see that David Jaffe refuses to release the game until it meets his high standards…and based on his history, we have nothing to worry about when it comes to quality in a game.  Sound off your thoughts in the comments below!

 

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One Comment on “Twisted Metal Delayed to 2012”

  1. RockN Says:

    I’m not that put off. There is a lot of really cool stuff coming out. Plus a delay always means it’ll be a slightly better game. As Miyamoto said, “A delayed game is late until it’s released. A bad game is forever.”

    Or something like that lol.

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