Sony is reportedly planning to revive the Twisted Metal video game series seemingly alongside the franchise’s upcoming TV show.
In a recent video on Giant Bomb, GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb said he’s heard that a Twisted Metal revival is in the works, but it still may be a ways off. VGC reports that they’ve also heard a new Twisted Metal game is on the way.
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Shawn Layden, who was Chairman of SIE Worldwide Studios at the time, said, “We looked at what Marvel has done in taking the world of comic books and making it into the biggest thing in the film world. It would be a lofty goal to say we’re following in their footsteps, but certainly we’re taking inspiration from that.” Layden has since left Sony, but the strategy appears to remain intact.
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There hasn’t been a mainline game in the series since 2012’s Twisted Metal reboot. Around the same time, there was word of a Twisted Metal movie that never came to fruition. However, we thought the game was ‘amazing’ in our Twisted Metal review, saying, “Like its predecessor from more than 15 years ago, Twisted Metal celebrates an eccentric kind of action that shoves fun down the collective throat of the gaming masses.”
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.