Today in “Why did this take them so long to say?” news: Twisted Metal’s release has been mercifully postponed until early 2012.
In a post on the official Playstation blog, developer Eat Sleep Play’s David Jaffe explained that the car-combat game was delayed to add more polish. ”A lot of dedicated, supportive, passionate Twisted Metal fans have been waiting for the return of Calypso’s demented contest for a long time but the truth is: we’re just not ready yet,” Jaffe wrote.
That’s certainly sounds all well and good, but indulge me for a moment. This new Twisted Metal was originally intending to hit store shelves on October 4. Unfortunately for Twisted Metal, this is shaping up to be an incredible holiday season. Lets look at exactly what these fools almost did:
October 4th Releases:
- Dark Souls
- Spider-Man: Edge of Time
- NBA 2K12
That’s just the release day line-up. As part of the 2011 Holiday season, this multiplayer-focused game would have been in direct competition with heavily marketed titans like Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3. With such a packed marketplace, some quality titles are going to get crushed. What monumentally bad timing. Twisted Metal would have been sent out to die.
“Thing is, you gotta trust me when I tell you that — with this extra time for tuning and polish — the game is going to be so much better than it already is,” writes Jaffe.
He’s probably right. Don’t get me wrong; this new Twisted Metal looks really fun. I’ve personally loved every single major video game that Jaffe has had a hand in.
I trust you, David. Now take your time and give me my Twisted Metal, preferably when people will actually notice it.
Oh and hey RAGE… TAKE A HINT.