Twisted Metal Revival Reportedly In Development At Lucid Games
In short: The live-action series Twisted Metal is apparently not the only thing Sony has in mind for the longtime war machine franchise. Sources familiar with the matter told the Video Games Chronicle (VGC) that PlayStation has turned over the Twisted Metal series to Lucid Games, adding that the Liverpool studio has already begun work on reviving the franchise.
One source said publication the game will use a free-to-play model, in part because the studio’s latest project, Destruction All-Stars, switched from premium to PlayStation Plus in 11 hours. The game launched in February this year, but despite being available to PS Plus subscribers for the first few months, it didn’t make much of an impression.
Of course, one bad game won’t necessarily break the studio, and Lucid has a solid track record in the industry and in the racing genre in particular. The firm previously worked on the Need for Speed franchise, and prior to that, one of its veterinarians helped with the Project Gotham Racing series.
The game is reportedly slated for a live-action series launch in 2023. The series is executive produced by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese. Anthony Mackie will reportedly play the role of John Doe, the show’s protagonist. It is said that at least one of the game’s favorite characters, Sweet Tooth, will be with you.
The last game in the Twisted Metal main franchise was a reboot of the 1995 original in 2012, with three main story arcs and a focus on multiplayer gameplay.