Twisted Metal getting demo, day one patch

Eat Sleep Play boss David Jaffe has confirmed that Twisted Metal will receive a day one patch and playable demo.

Speaking in his latest video blog, Jaffe assured viewers that the patch is only small and is designed to tweak a few balancing issues.

Of course, those of you who have been following Jaffe for a while will know that he’s not too fond of patches, though conceded they are important “in some cases.”

"I’ve gone on record: I hate patches. But that said – they’re important in some cases," said Jaffe.

"Once you go gold, you have a couple of weeks to really play the game, and me and the QA guys, we’re just like, ‘You know, this seems a little unbalanced. It would be really cool if this weapon did a little less damage.’ It takes a lot of time to suss those things out."

He later added that the possibility of releasing a more substantial update later down the line depends on how successful the game is.

"You start downloading a huge, memory-intensive level and it starts to feel like, ‘I just bought this, I just wanna play,’" he commented.

"If the game is successful enough we’d love to do future tweaks and adjustments to the game, and some of those hopefully will be level-based. Those might be a little longer."

Twisted Metal is due for release exclusively on PlayStation 3 in the U.S. on February 14, with a European launch following on February 17.