Twisted Metal delayed to early 2012

Eat Sleep Play's car-combat game pushed to early next year; extra time to help "polish our demented baby until it shines," says studio cofounder.

The Darkness II won't be the only game originally scheduled to ship on October 4 to miss its release date. Twisted Metal developer Eat Sleep Play today announced that the car-combat game will miss its date in early October and will instead arrive in early 2012.

Twisted Metal isn't leaving the garage until next year.

Eat Sleep Play cofounder David Jaffe announced the news on the PlayStation Blog today, saying he understands fans have been excited about the project, "but the truth is: we're just not ready yet." Jaffe said pushing the game from October to early 2012 will give Eat Sleep Play more time to "polish our demented baby until it shines."

Though Twisted Metal has slipped from its previously scheduled fall release window, Sony is still bringing out a number of PS3 exclusives during that release window. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Resistance 3, and Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One are all scheduled to arrive in the fall season.

Besides a campaign mode, Twisted Metal will sport two-player split-screen action, as well as online battles. For more on the upcoming car-combat title, check out GameSpot's latest preview of Twisted Metal.

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115 comments
expeditopaz2008
expeditopaz2008

Bad news, but hope for a great game next year. I really love TM games.

optimal
optimal

Who remembers the atrocity that 989 did to this game, back in the 90s. Kudos if you remember.

Rovelius
Rovelius

@Jordo_d "learn ur games....before you try to make points on an article post.....there never was a Call of Duty: New Vegas" You fail so hard, I actually forgot to laugh.

blancobo
blancobo

i was looking fwd on this game for this year but I guess Resistance, Battlefield 3, MW3, Gears 3, Uncharted 3 (and the many more to come) could take a toll on a franchise that has been dormant for some time.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@Jordo_d If you had any kind of intelligence, it would of been easy to tell that i was talking about Fallout New Vegas.Ya know....because they are both rushed games.Call of Duty was about the franchise in general. Please get some reading comprehension.Or at least some common sense.

Jordo_d
Jordo_d

@Wolfgrey "Call of Duty is brought up each time because it symbolizes rushed and terrible games so well.Besides New Vegas, its the best example.Its just one that is too easy to use for this." learn ur games....before you try to make points on an article post.....there never was a Call of Duty: New Vegas

Jordo_d
Jordo_d

1) too many ps3 exclusive this year, why not delay ratchet and clank 4...who cares about that game anywayz besides the kids who actually played it when they were 3 2)stop delaying this game....u've delayed it for a full year now because it was supposed to come out March 1, 2011, it makes me not want to buy it more and more 3) by the time this comes out im going to have, CoD: MW3, Battlefield 3, Guild Wars 2, Star Wars:ToR, Skyrim, Uncharted 3, Diablo 3, on top of my WoW and League of Legends addiction and i will simply let this game pass without a single thought of picking it up because im too busy with other games....whereas the october release would have kept me at bay until the shooters started coming out 4) with this delay, you better be taking out that stupid idea of cars turning into robots/transformers stuff i was seeing in a gameplay video.....or i really won't buy this game

buying1999
buying1999

Well this is no surprise for ps3 games. Hello gt5. Delays and swelling budgets. That's the ps3 norm. I'm glad this isn't releasing on 360 too. We'd have another held release just like with grand theft auto. Rockstar opening stated that ps3 development was the hold up on the release. Trying to get the same performance they were getting on 360 from the ps3 was very difficult, time consuming, and costly. Very costly.

cbb1018
cbb1018

well i guess i was right there were too many ps3 exclusives coming out this year that at least one had to be delayed and heres ur one

xboxfanonly
xboxfanonly

@WolfGrey i wasnt saying it to you, just in general ps3 fanboys THAT DO that. and no i dont post stuff like that, unless if i just came from a topic war (if you know what i mean) and that was the case. and in general i agree with you 2nd parragraph.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@xboxfanonly I actually dont.Im not some immature user that does that kind of thing.I typically only comment on articles im interested in or when i wish to refute a comment i have seen. Also saying that condones it certainly doesnt make you look good.Dont do it at all.Keep constructive.

Cornholio_tp
Cornholio_tp

If the game comes out good, I'm willing to wait a few extra months. Meanwhile Skyrim, Saints Row 3, Arkham City, Gears of War 3, and POSSIBLY Diablo 3 will keep me busy til the time comes for Twisted Metal.

FoxbatAlpha
FoxbatAlpha

I suspect Twisted Metal will be delayed like Gran Turismo 5 was. For the next five years.

Twiztid-Maddox
Twiztid-Maddox

That's terrible news, atleast Rage will still be coming like ID said it would!

m6x_p0w3r
m6x_p0w3r

if the game needs more polish then fine as it is right now Twisted Metal is the ONLY game that will make me pick up my ps3 controller til then i have absolutely no problem playing Gears3, Forza4, Batman: Arkham City, Assassins Creed3, Saints Row3 on the better system of this current generation of consoles.

ScaredySquirrel
ScaredySquirrel

I'm not much of a Sony guy, my PS3 sits idle most of the time but I was really looking forward to this game, hoping to have a reason to do a little online with the Playstation for a change. Oh well, I hope they take the extra time and make it really amazing!

xboxfanonly
xboxfanonly

@WolfGrey oh come on, like you guys post stuff like that in the xbox topics, i was just bored. but in all seriousness, if a game needs more time then it needs more time.

alfaresalasmar
alfaresalasmar

Guess we Gonna have to Eat, Sleep and Play till then.

roxomega
roxomega

Too many exclusives this holiday season let alone all the money being dropped for 3rd party games. Seriously I may be eating ramen come November. Besides why rob money from yourself... its like Releasing Harry Potter a week from Capt. Yea your both gettin alot of money but why not wait a bit.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

As long as it eventually releases and isn't a complete failure. Duke Nukem: Forever was how NOT to do that.

lazycomplife
lazycomplife

I'm totally fine with the delay. It's better than releasing an unfinished game and MAYBE patch it later. This game would sell just based off the name, but it's good they are putting serious effort into it.

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

That sucks big time. So wanted to play this during the holidays, but it will be fun to play during the new year.

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

@xboxfanonly Your name suits you.But also discredits anything you say.Kinda like having the name megakick. Many games need more time for polish.You rather have a half-assed release like New Vegas happen again? Where they had to officially apologize to the whole gaming the community the VERY NEXT DAY after release? @jcbullen Call of Duty is brought up each time because it symbolizes rushed and terrible games so well.Besides New Vegas, its the best example.Its just one that is too easy to use for this.

DMethot
DMethot

Jaffe knows what he's doing. He takes too much pride in his work to release anything but the best possible game. He's one of the few developers who would rather a truly great game than a game that is just a cash cow.

jcbullen
jcbullen

Why do people mention Call of Duty in every single article, even when it has absolutely nothing to do with the contents of said article? If you hate it so much, stop talking about it.

KaBo0m
KaBo0m

Horrible animation so far. FIX IT!!!!

megakick
megakick

Not but there will be enough time for another publisher to make a TM copy for Xbox 360 and Wii before TM is released.

xboxfanonly
xboxfanonly

they r just doing it so that it looks like exclusives keep on coming in the future

chazy035
chazy035

But....but will it also come out for Wii or XBOX 360????????? LOL!!!!

ThroughTheGlass
ThroughTheGlass

I sunk countless hours into TM:B playing through every drivers campaign, unlocking every arena and driver, and playing with a buddy. Can't wait for this "demented baby" to come out.

gamer2190
gamer2190

This makes me sad :(..I was very excited for this game but at least they are not releasing an incomplete product

kramer83
kramer83

I'm not too disappointed. Rather would have a nicer experience as they polish it up. Besides I cant' even count the amount of other games coming out this Fall that I want. Good move!

valdips3
valdips3

shigeru myamoto - " a late game is late until it ships, a bad game is bad until the end of time". take your time jaffe and make things right.

DP1130
DP1130

We'll thats kinda good news. I just bought a PS3 last week, just for this game lol. We'll Skyrim and Space Marine (to name a few) will keep it busy until TM arrives. LOVE this series.

k16campbell
k16campbell

I don't mind when companies delay a game to polish it up. In fact it's better than throwing it out on the shelf with a half-assed job *cough cough Call of Duty*

boobush
boobush

I remember Twisted Metal Black mind raping me a little. Specially when they poked the boxer's eyes out.

Masamune_Wolf
Masamune_Wolf

I definitely don't mind the delay. Take your time and polish it to a diabolical shine. Hopefully it comes out right around tax return time.

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Okay, good.....this will definitely be one of my must buy games of 2012.

wallywallas
wallywallas

After playing the Resistance 3 beta and Uncharted 3 beta, I don't mind a little rest for my wallet. Get Twisted Metal right EatSleepPlay, take your time.

meluvulongtime8
meluvulongtime8

I'm fine with this. More than enough titles to keep me busy until it comes out.

monson21502
monson21502

no shock here when sony anounces a list o games i already know at least hal will be pushed back at least till the next year..unless its a uncharted, motorstorm or lbp game.. those are on pace to be out every 28 months till ps4 comes out

TWiSTEDmerc
TWiSTEDmerc

FFFFF. Now I have to reschedule content for when it does come out :(

oflow
oflow

oh noooooooooOOoOooOoo! beelzebub why hast though forsaken meeeeeeee....

dstv
dstv

@CarlosY2Jericho LOL ..i just opened it for the 360 and it has 3 FREAKIN DISCS ....microsoft needs to start using blu-ray or some other disc format

SuprSaiyanRockr
SuprSaiyanRockr

I wonder if this has anything to do with the new M rating? I remember them saying that they wanted to take advantage of that.

painpas
painpas

Probably a very good move on their part. They can polish, even expand the game plus have their own lane in the new year.