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Jaffe: Twisted Metal PS3 used to be post-apocalyptic

Sunday, 18 July 2010 13:55 GMT By Joe Anderson

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David Jaffe has said Twisted Metal started out life in a post-apocalyptic world, before moving on to appear as it does today.

Writing on his blog, Jaffe said co-director Scott Campbell was not in favour of the direction the game was taking as he doesn’t “dig the whole post-apocalypse vibe.”

Jaffe added it’s probably a good thing the studio decided to ditch the setting, “given the glut of apocalypse-style games now flooding the market.”

Twisted Metal was unleashed at the end of Sony’s E3 conference, after much industry teasing and denial from David Jaffe, who had promised fans he wouldn’t even be attending E3.

The game is set to release early next year, exclusively to PS3.

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25 Comments

  1. _LarZen_

    Dont understand the hype on Twisted Metal. Is it a game gamers realy have been missing?

    Me personaly thinks it look’s like junk.Can probably find flash games that give me a better gaming experience…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. sam_spade

    Me either, it’s one of those you pick up and play a few times and then trade-in for something better.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. OlderGamer

    I wouldn’t go so far as to say that a flash game is just as good, but I do agree that this game is and always has been way over hyped.

    For me this is one of a long list of games that when the PSone came out people went ape shit over and when I played I wondered what the big deal was.

    Back in the day I had a lot more fun system linking Destruction Derby from Pysnogias(?) Then playing Twisted Metal.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Joe Anderson

    A next gen Destruction Derby, now that I would pay for. That was an awesome game.

    Got it when I subscribed to PS + , wouldn’t mind an up to date version though.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. OlderGamer

    Joe +1 right there.

    I agree, the Flatout games are the closest things we can get right now, but it isn’t the same. For its day, DD was the best game. I would love to see a fully upgraded version with HD, online, in game cash to buy new cars, upgrades, and car classes.

    Hell I think I just described Flatout again. Oh well I would jump on another one of those too I guess.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DaMan

    I remember playing DD on my PS1 back in the days, for some reason I got bored after a couple of hours and never played any of the later ones. I thought the gameplay was dull. say, Carmageddon was head and shoulders above that game. TM on the other hand, I spent many days playing.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Crysis

    i enjoyed this game years ago, something different, how many car shooters do we get to see afterall? i’d consider getting this game myself when i have spare cash

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Joe Anderson

    @5 saying that I though Flatout was an awesome game, In fact I think I still have that on 360 somewhere.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. DeSpiritusBellum

    I’m glad to see I’m not the only one. I thought the old Twisted Metal was a pretty good game, but the new one looks like a mess.

    I thought the Interstate games did a better job of vehicle combat, even if they were flawed gems as well. I just like the fact that they went a bit further in car handling.

    You could do a lot with some fun physics in those regards today.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Hunam

    I don’t think I’ve ever played a vehicle combat game that was fun.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. mojo

    then sir, u clearly missed out Rock ‘n Roll Racing on the SNES.

    I dunno what u guys are about, but i loved all games mentioned here so far. Never played carmageddon.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. OlderGamer

    Rock n Roll racing was an amazing game!!

    Good call.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. mojo

    yeah absolutely.

    oh, well, heres anopther good call, maybe the best call if its up to “car-combat” and fun.
    Super Mario Kart.
    If u didnt liked that game at all,i guess car combat isnt for u ;)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    I’d quite like another Carmageddon. :D

    #14 5 years ago
  15. The1stMJC

    Glad I am not the only one that thinks a new Twisted Metal is not needed this gen.

    I mean don’t get me wrong Twisted Metal was cool on the PSOne but I think gamers have changed since than and Twisted Metal is not really wanted by this gen.

    Yes people are excited to hear Twisted Metal is coming, but not because they want it, but because they loved it as a kid.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. metamorphic

    The very fact that Jaffe is going to be working on this is reason enough to get this game. Sure beats the glut of other pointless FPS, shooter and generic racing games that are on the market. Glad I’m not a loser who only likes generic and ordinary games; what the game industry needs is more unique and out-of-the-ordinary games. Twisted Metal: we’ve missed you.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    Agree with everyone else and especially i agree with Metamorphic. Behind this game is David Jaffe. End of story.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. _LarZen_

    @16: LOL, first of all thanks for insulting probably 98% of every reader of vg247.com! Great work m8!

    And secondly what’s the big diffrence from this compared to “pointless FPS”? Ohhhhh…that’s right…you are in a car! Woooooow!

    Moron…

    #18 5 years ago
  19. DeSpiritusBellum

    It’s pretty funny how people love developers who flog the franchises they happen to prefer.

    If anyone else does it, they’re unimaginative turds.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. LOLshock94

    im more of an xbox fanboy but id do like playing on ps3 but this game looks shit flatout is way better and why do ps3 fanboys always have a wank about this game i dunno

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Crysis

    Don’t worry LOLshock, i could say the same about every single damn Mario game, cept i don’t insult people when i express my voice,
    maybe ps3 fanboys like to ‘wank’ over this game because the game looks fun & is not another generic modern warfare shooter & the genre has not been done to death, don’t get me wrong, i like certain FPS, but too many of them are just generic with a different label on it

    #21 5 years ago
  22. frostquake

    Seems like Fanboyism towards David Jaffe. Car Combat is Nothing New at all! Does anyone remember Carmageddon???????

    What would be a HUGE ASS twist would be to put a super deep story line in Twisted Metal, so we actually care about the Characters driving the car, instead of just picking the car and not having any story line behind the person driving the car.

    Twisted Metal started down this path, flushing out a story line with previous games for each character, but seems to have gotten away from that, and not continued or introduced new story arc’s.

    You get nothing more then a very vague snip bit of info about the character behind the wheel and then spend the rest of the time blowing the shit out of each other. Nothing wrong with that, if your not bored with it like I have become. I just want more substance to my games now days. If I don’t I just pop in Flat Out, Old Twisted Metal, or Motor Storm and play for a week or so and then the Fluff shows no substance I just move on to something with more meat to it.

    I see it all the time! The new Twisted Metal will come out, people will be Ga Ga over it, but when they get it home they will only play it for a week, and then move on to something with more depth.

    Don’t get me wrong we need to be able to, on a shitty day, kick back and play a fluff game like Twisted Metal. Sometimes you don’t want a story, you just want to blow the shit out of things, maybe pretending your boss is driving the car that you are hounding the shit out of, but really it won’t hold you for long till you move on.

    Is Twisted Metal worth $65.00 US with Tax for a day one Purchase???? Not for me, maybe for you? Will I get it?? Sure, I will get it, because games like this drop with-in a month to $35.00 US in one month. It will still be too pricey for me, but you will see a spike in sales at that price. For me, it will be a purchase at $20 or less.

    Simply put, what will bring me back to the Twisted Metal Series, is a deep narrative where I have Resonance with the characters behind the wheel, because I sure as hell don’t give a fuck about the been there done that vehicles.

    But hey that is just me. :)

    #22 5 years ago
  23. Crysis

    I Understand where you’re coming from frostquake, if there’s no story, or a vaguely pointless story, u don’t enjoy the game’s universe as much as you would like to, which is one reason i do not like CoD, the story is rubbish & all over the place & the multiplayer is filled with squeeky voiced kids & angry punks in their early 20s swearing @ every little injustice, but on the overhad there are games like Halo which has a deep background & the game engages you, even if the story was crap, you still enjoy the ride there, but it’s kinda hard 2 make a engagable story driven universe about pychopathic car drivers blowing the absolute f#*k out of everything, which i personally enjoy every now & then, but i’ll wait til i play this to pass judegment on how well the other aspects do, multiplayer actual gameplay among other things like customization & variety(two KEY aspects many games unfortunately lack)

    #23 5 years ago
  24. frostquake

    If I remember right, was it not Twisted Metal: Black that started to go a little more in-depth on the story line, giving each driver their own story, even though it was kind of pointless in the end???

    #24 5 years ago
  25. Tonka

    It looked like a 3rd person version of Calling All Cars.
    or a polished turd.

    #25 5 years ago

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  • GTA 5 PC patch fixes garage, Job crashes – full notes here

    Rockstar has pushed out a 353 MB patch for GTA 5 on PC The patch fixes a number of annoying bugs related to vehicles and garages, some deathmatch issues and purchase errors. It should also fix various freezing and crashing bugs, as well as a little issue with Steam. Time will tell if the patch […]

  • Fire Emblem If will come in White Kingdom and Black Kingdom versions with amiibo support

    We’ve finally got some juicy details on the next Fire Emblem game, but the most interesting aspect is that there will be two versions of the game. According to Siliconera, who translated an interview between Intelligent Systems and 4Gamer, there will a White Kingdom and a Black Kingdom version that offer different aspects of the […]

  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess heads west with “Golden Toilet” pre-order bonus

    Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess will debut on western PlayStation 4 systems this summer, Koei Tecmo has announced. It is also coming to PS3 and Vita. The game was produced by Keisuke Kikuchi of Fatal Frame fame and takes up where Deception 4: Blood Ties left off allowing players to relive Laegrinna’s pursuit to free […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario demo, Paper Mario, more

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo of Puzzle & Dragons Super Mario Bros. Edition, Paper Mario on Virtual Console, and amiibo Tap. The full update is below. eShop update amiibo Tap – free – Wii U Star Wars Pinball DLC – Wii U Paper Mario – Wii U […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided PC port handed off to Nixxes

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  • First-ever PC Gaming Show to take place at E3 2015 in June

    PC gaming will finally have its very own E3 press conference this year, thanks to PC Gamer and AMD. The PC Gaming Show will take place on June 16 at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles and it will be livestreamed on Twitch. PC Gamer said speakers at the presentation will include representatives from Blizzard, […]

  • Majora’s Mask light available now on Club Nintendo for 6000 stars

    Club Nintendo shuts up shop on September 30 and members are being encouraged to spend accumulated stars before then. And what better to spend them on, than this adorable Majora’s Mask light? If you’re a member based in Europe you can nab it for 6000 stars. If you’re in Australia or New Zealand, it’ll only […]

  • Unity support announced for HoloLens, will work with Windows universal apps

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  • Splatoon Nintendo Direct airs Thursday, May 7

    A Nintendo Direct focused on Splatoon, the Wii U multiplayer title, on May 7. It will kick off at 7am PDT/10am EDT/3pm UK and it can be watched via the Nintendo Direct website. You can also have a look at the game through Nintendo’s Twitch channel. The last game-specific presentation took place last week and […]

  • GTA 5 PC: clean up the streets as a member of the San Andreas PD with this new mod

    Remember the awesome mods for GTA 4 and San Andreas that let you run amok online as a member of the po-po? Well, dust off your taser and load up your gun, because it’s coming to GTA 5. The new mod for GTA 5 is currently in alpha and can be downloaded at palmbeachgames.com. You […]

  • Indie shoot ‘em up Project Root comes to Xbox One, PS4 and PSVita

    Project Root is a self-proclaimed rejig of the shoot ‘em up genre that was released on PC last year, and it’s finally coming to consoles. Combining free-roaming elements with the usual business of shooting things, Project Root was released this week for Xbox One, PS4 and the PSVita.

  • You can now bet on eSports online, starting with League of Legends

    If you’re getting bored with sticking a pony on the races, you can expand your gambling horizons at Unikrn where you can watch esports streams and get a little action on the side. The new platform was set up by Rahul Sood – previously the general manager of Microsoft Ventures. At the moment, customers are […]

  • Has Watch Dogs 2 been leaked?

    Ubisoft employee, Julien Risse, may have inadvertently confirmed Watch Dogs 2, thanks to his online CV over at LinkedIn. Videogamer.com spotted the slip up, in which Risse lists Watch Dogs, the DLC Bad Blood, and Watch Dogs 2 on his profile. Creative Director Jonathan Morin has already talked about his ideas for improvements for the […]

  • GTA 5′s Trevor makes his Jackass debut, complete with leopard-print knickers

    YouTuber Abstract Mode has shared his vision of what Trevor Philips’ life might have been like, had he not been completely batshit crazy. Watch Trevor get mauled, run over, and hit by a train, before taking a majestic swan-dive into someone else’s pool at the climax. Thanks, Kotaku.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 season pass will cost you £35

    Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 isn’t released until November 6, but you can already hand over your cash for the Season Pass. The Season Pass is available for pre-purchase on Steam for £34.99, and will cover four DLC packs – although the details we have on the content are limited to ‘exciting’ at this […]

  • GTA Online’s cheating assholes are no match for this player’s vengeance

    Think you’re smart for using invisibility and infinite ammo glitches? You need to be taught a lesson, sucker. You can have all the hacks you want but if your GTA Online game is weak, you’ll still get your ass handed to you. As this fool discovered when attempting to hassle another player. There’s a fair […]

  • PS4 sales help Sony’s games division swing to profit

    Sony’s PlayStation business has made an operating profit of 48.1 billion yen ($404m / £261.5m) in the past 12 months. That’s thanks to stellar sales of the PlayStation 4 and PS Plus, even as sales of the PS3 have stalled and the company wrote off costs for the PSTV and PS Vita. The profit puts […]

  • New patch for Dirt Rally gives co-driver’s attitude a tune-up

    Dirt Rally gets a new patch three days after release on Steam. On Monday, we reported that the newest Dirt game has popped up on Steam’s Early Access and is available to pick up for £24.99, as well as giving you an eyeful of tasty screenshots. The patch – released yesterday – fixes some issues […]

  • New The Witcher 3 screenshots show combat, exploration and general carousing

    New screenshots released on the official facebook page for The Witcher 3 show Geralt annihilating a winged beast, out and about in the world exploring, and living the life of Reily amidst a bustling feast. We were already treated to some glorious screenshots a few days ago, but these new ones are in-game and give […]

  • Destiny: 14 things you might have missed during House of Wolves intel drops

    Destiny: House of Wolves does a great deal more than just slap some new content on the existing game structure. House of Wolves changes Destiny in a lot of interesting and very welcome ways. Bungie showed off many of these changes in its livestream, and let both me and Arekkz come and have a look […]

  • Scratch that cyberpunk itch with Technobabylon on May 21 – new trailer

    Technobabylon more like Wrecked-yo-babbling with my smooth flow about how good Wadjet Eye games are. I don’t know y’all, it’s clock off time and everything feels like a reach. Wadjet Eye makes pretty good adventure games – award winning, in fact. The latest project to spring forth from the benevolent, sheltering hand of the label […]

  • Skullgirls 2nd Encore brings exclusive new features to PS4, Vita in northern summer

    Skullgirls, the little indie fighter that could, is getting another crack at it. Skullgirls 2nd Encore is the second re-release of the one-time troubled 2D versus fighter from lab Zero Games. Having survived the shut down of its developer and collapse of its publishing contrast, Skullgirls re-emerged as Skullgirls: Encore, adding in a ton of […]

  • Danganronpa series generates “impressive” sales for Vita exclusive

    Danganronpa is selling quite nicely, thank you, says NIS America. Danganronpa is a series of murder mystery visual novel puzzlers in a similar vein to games like 999. Two of these have been released for Vita in the west – Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair. Speaking to MCV, NIS America CEO and president Takuro […]

  • I have no idea what is going on in J-Stars Victory VS+ but I kind of like it

    In this J-Stars Victory VS+ trailer, we see – uhh. Well. We certainly see some things. Look y’all, I was a massive weaboo in high school, but that was back in the dark ages when we had to take out Manga Entertainment VHS tapes from dingy little specialist rental joints that were literally underground, and […]

  • Please just watch this terrific trailer for Toren

    Toren is the kind of game I dream about when I drift off to sleep at night. This indie puzzle adventure strikes a spark in my little soul in the same way as Ico and Tequila Works’ Rime do. Mysterious, almost ethereal fantasy setting – check. Chance to actually walk around in that setting – […]

  • Play classic MS-DOS games on your own tweets

    In today’s episode of “what will they think of next”, someone’s figured out how to post playable versions of classic games in tweets. For some time now, Twitter has allowed you to embed various forms of media in tweets, most noticeably YouTube videos, simply by pasting a URL into the compose field. Turns out this […]

  • VR: Unreal Engine to add HTC Vive support

    The biggest digital PC game distributor and the most popular game development engine have both backed VR. It’s going to happen. An upcoming Unreal Engine 4 update will expand the development suite’s support to the HTC Vive, Valve’s VR headset. In this glorious new future where work on one of the most important engines in […]

  • WWE 2K15 PC supports modding

    WWE 2K15 may be the series’ PC debut, but it’s already getting into the spirit of the platform. WWE 2K15 does indeed support mods on PC, 2K’s Marcus Stephenson has confirmed. @ElementGamesTV you can. Now buy. — Marcus Stephenson (@stephensonmc) April 28, 2015 As Destructoid points out, this opens the door to all sorts of […]

  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in 2016

    Overkill’s The Walking Dead is one step closer to your grasping little paws. Overkill’s The Walking Dead will be published by 505 Games, Overkill parent Starbreeze has announced. 505 also published Payday 2, Overkill’s previous title, so the two companies have established a working relationship. In a press release, the publisher said the co-op title […]

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 pre-orders net Advanced Warfare DLC

    Buy Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for later, enjoy bonus Advanced Warfare content now. Blacks Ops 3 is being supported by a rather cunning pre-order incentive even more likely to get you to lay your cash down sooner than you might otherwise. Gamespot reports a Black Ops 3 pre-order will receive a couple of […]

  • Steam Game Ban system lets developers determine who to block

    Steam users can now be blocked from individual games by their developers. Steam has always supported multiplayer bans for disruptive users, but a newly-implemented system allows developers to ban users from individual games using their own anti-cheat systems. Game Bans are enforced by Valve, but are enacted at the developer’s request and discretion. This change […]

  • Far Cry 4 devs matching Red Cross donations up to $100K to aid Nepal earthquake victims

    Far Cry 4 developer Ubisoft Montreal will match any pledges made to The Red Cross up to $100,000 to aid Nepal after the 7.8 earthquake struck the area in and around Kathmandu in Nepal. According to Ubisoft: “Having spent the last few years working on Far Cry 4, a game heavily inspired by Nepal and […]

  • Tales of Zestiria retail listing notes September release date, PS4 version

    Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, and while it’s confirmed as a PlayStation 3 release, a Dutch retailer has it listed as coming to PS4 as well. Of course, listing it for PS4 could also be a typo, not that I would personally know about that sort of thing, really. However, according […]