We know there’s a Twisted Metal television show in post-production right now, and rumour has it Firesprite Games is working on an all-new PS5 entry in the storied Sony series. While the project’s yet to be officially announced, fans have been digging for information for quite some time, and a selection of job listings appear to include some shreds of new information.
Originally spotted by ResetEra, many of the job listings refer to a AAA multiplayer action game being developed in Unreal Engine 5; none of them mention Twisted Metal by name. According to the post for a Principal Physics Programmer, the “bold project aims to break new ground in multiplayer, blending gameplay mechanics in new ways and deeply embedding storytelling elements into a unique universe”. It’s suggested that you may be able to control your character as well as your car, marking a departure for the franchise.
The listing goes on to add that “experience developing gameplay for VR would be useful”. Firesprite Games is one of the better virtual reality developers in Sony’s stable, having developed The Persistence and Horizon Call of the Mountain. The platform holder has indicated its desire to create hybrid software, playable both in and out of PSVR2, so we suppose that’s a possibility here.
While the job listings are undoubtedly interesting, they’re purposefully vague, and frankly we don’t think there’s a fat lot of substance to extract from them. One position mentions “knowledge of a range of game services such as Steam and PSN back ends” as a desirable, but we don’t think this necessarily confirms the title will be available on PC at launch – even if PS Studios boss Hermen Hulst has hinted at the possibility in the past. Ultimately, we’ll just need to await more information from the manufacturer.
[source firesprite.com, via firesprite.com, firesprite.com, resetera.com]
This sounds pretty sweet to me😁 I was hoping for some VR with TM, it would could be mind blowing.
Controlling your character & vehicle is intriguing....is it like Starhawk/GTA, or will it be used for story aspects/upgrades, like Destiny? 🤔 or both? Or something else entirely?
Either way, very keen to see!
I know people hate battle royale games but always thought a game like twisted metal would be amazing for that genre of multiplayer, just cars hunting one another down though a city, ramps everywhere, garages to repair ect.
It would be nice if Sony would actually let the people that bought their damn PS5s know what we have to look forward to with owning it.
@Ssimsim obviously , but it’s very dangerous since a successful BR could kill every other mode and aspect of the game . Twisted Metal was always known for its campaign (co-op) and multiplayer
@OmegaStriver nah , SIE is too busy competing with apple and the movie industry right now
@Ichiban upgradable car parts and implemented third and first person view
the amount of potential and options for a modern twisted metal game is insane
Both Mortal Kombat and Twisted Metal have been ripe for a third person RPG of their characters for decades.
I'd buy it, assuming they could pull it off. Potencial's there, though.
Curious to see if this launches with the peacock series this year.
I don't see why people are thinking it's twisted metal in particular.
give us Vigelante 8 plz : )
If this game doesn’t flop, I’ll grate my eyelids into a salad and eat it.
I’d be ok with a Twisted Metal battle royal game. I’d really be excited just to see the franchise reimagined. It was one of my favs on PS1.
Day 1 for me if true
I wish I liked Twisted Metal, it's just that Vigilante 8 was so much better gameplay-wise.
Twisted Metal is the rare classic Playstation IP that I both respect, and modern Sony HASN’T taken out behind the barn and put a bullet in execution style, so hoping this turns out good.
@Ssimsim great idea
@nessisonett bit extreme but ok I’ll hold you to it
Being able to drive and run around sounds a lot like Destruction All-Stars. Hmm...
I will screencap this comment and then hold it to you.
Still all just rumors, not paying attention until official announcement.
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