Let's talk about a Twisted Metal PS4 version. Sony Interactive Entertainment's vehicular combat game (essentially a demolition derby) was quite something. And, in the right hands the return of Sweet Tooth and the motley crew could be spectacular.
In the Twisted Metal series, the iconic figure of Sweet Tooth, the post-apocalyptic setting, and chaotic gameplay was a winning combination for many fans. With flamethrowers, homing missiles and land mines, not to mention many other powerful weapons, whizzing around while ferociously blasting away at other cars, gameplay was totally adrenaline-pumping!
So, will there ever be a Twisted Metal PS4 game?
Well, there's no news to currently share on a new Twisted Metal, but it's interesting that the game's original designer David Jaffe recently spent 10 minutes talking about the franchise in a video.
Jaffe is still clearly passionate about the series and in his video believes it's a “solid intellectual property.” Though he hasn't heard anything about a new game in development, he believes it's still possible.
Twisted Metal still has a passionate fan base who would love to see the game return. but it's not down to Jaffe anymore. The Twisted Metal franchise lies in the hands of Sony, and there's not a word from them or any rumors to suggest a new game in the series will ever happen.
However, Jaffe's career took a bit of a tumble in late January. Having set up a new studio, The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency, only a few years ago, he's recently had to lay-off staff after a game they were working on was cancelled by its publisher.
At the end of February, it was confirmed that the studio is closing down. So, right now Jaffe - a very talented developer who has also worked on The God of War franchises - is free. Sounds like the perfect opportunity for Sony to draft him in and get him involved in a new Twisted Metal game!
The first two Twisted Metal games appeared way back in 1995-96. Due to their success they were swiftly followed by Twisted Metal 3 and Twisted Metal 4. The most recent game in the series was Twisted Metal (2012) for PS3, which was a reboot of the original. Fans can still also pick up Twisted Metal Black on PS4, which was up-rendered into 1080p from the PS2 version.
However, what fans really want is a new Twisted Metal PS4 game built from the ground-up on Sony's hardware. There's definitely still hope it could happen, but whether it will be this generation or the next remains to be seen.