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Twisted Metal network issue patch expected this week

Monday, 20th February 2012 00:35 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Irate Twisted Metal fans shouldn’t have too long to wait before some of the problematic network issues are resolved.

On Twitter, Eat Sleep Play boss David Jaffe said he’s expecting a patch to arrive this week.

“[Eat Sleep Play] is doing some work for a patch we hope to push Tuesday that should help out and fix network issues but no guarantee,” he said.

“Nothing concrete sadly. Lots of work happening but only real news is: team is cranking hard on it and making progress but I can’t give you a ‘this is when it will be 100% fixed’ date just yet.”

Twisted Metal has suffered several issues since launch, most notably disconnects mid-match, and problems with matchmaking and invite games. Somer users have also reported crashes on older consoles, but Sony has not been able to reproduce the error yet. Some affected users have had success by cleaning out dust from the air vents, or by deleting the game’s demo.

Other minor issues Eat Sleep Play is hoping to fix include how XP is meted out; custom skins looking too dark; not being able to password protect skins; and slowdown on the custom skins site following unexpected interest levels.

Jaffe said the team’s priorities begin with the console crashes and network issues, followed by “second tier” bugs “which are still awful”, and then finally some promised balancing.

“It’s terrible you guy,” Jaffe said in a video blog.

“People have written me and said ‘I’m taking my game back’ and I’m like ‘dude, I don’t fucking blame you.’ Nobody who’s given us a dime of money deserves this.”

The beleaguered designer said he hopes the game will still have a community behind it when the issues are resolved.

“I stand behind saying it’s the best game I’ve ever worked on from a design standpoint and from a play standpoint. I’m extremely proud that when people do get into the game they really dig it. That’s the light at the end of the tunnel for me,” he said.

Watch Jaffe’s video update below.

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  1. HeavyD-Love

    Jaffe *(4 binge partying days, and 3 restfull nights later): “You mean we DIDN’T at least have some dude assigned to tweaking the servers launch week into launch weekend…? FUCK….i better shave….”

    “….lemmie buy a copy and fire this shit up myself already…..Jesus ya want somthing done right……”

    Yes. The new Twisted Metal is awesome.

    And Yes.

    The new Twisted Meal online is broken.

    Since launch, I’ve tried to get in 40-50 different online games, success ratio………zero. So that’s frustrating. But the single player game is incredible so far. Way better than I even expected. I could go on…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Khan979

    I tried the online for the first time last night, and when I did the quick matches it wouldn’t connect, but when I chose a game from the on-line list it connected fine and played fine….until I got disconnected while playing the third battle on the same server.

    Went to a different game and got in fine – played for at least 10 matches with no issues before I had to hop off for a bit. However, later that night, I tried like 5 games from the online list again and couldnt connect to any of them. It’s real flakey about when it decides to work.

    However, As mentioned above, the game kicks ass on the singleplayer or co-op campaign. and the multiplayer is absolutely great……when it works. I just wish they would have made the co-op playable on-line…..seems like a horrible mistake not to do so.

    #2 2 years ago