Sony’s rumored restart of twisted metal is reportedly no longer in the purview of Lucid Games and has instead been turned over to one of Sony’s first-party studios.
In a report by VGC, Sources told the point of sale that a restart of the auto combat series is still in the planning stage, but that it will no longer be developed by UK studio Lucid Games – which developed the exclusive PS5 Destruction All-Stars – and has instead been turned over to one of its firsts Party studios in Europe.
Sony’s European studios include Guerrilla Games (Horizon: Forbidden West), Housemarque (Returnal), London Studio (Blood & Truth), Media Molecule (Dreams) and the newcomers Nixxes and Firesprite.
At this time, neither Sony nor Lucid Games have been inclined to comment on the report. VGC states that the sources that provided the information did not give a reason for Sony’s change of developer, although one person suggested that Destruction AllStars’ mixed reception could go into the decision.
AllStars received muted reviews when it launched last year. In our own review of the game, we gave it a 6/10 and found that it contained a “disappointing lack of depth among the loud bangs, bangs, and wallops that initially feel so exciting”.
Reports of Lucid’s involvement in a twisted metal reboot surfaced as early as September – back then, suggesting the game might offer a free-to-play model, similar to Destruction AllStars’ last-minute development. AllStars was originally supposed to cost $ 70, but weeks before launch, the game was delayed into 2021 and was free to PlayStation Plus subscribers for about two months before finally listing in the store for about $ 20.
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