Can we just say Sony and be done with it?
Speaking with Joystiq, Twisted Metal creator David Jaffe explained why he continuously denied the existence of the Twisted Metal-shaped elephant in the room in the months leading up to E3.
"[E3] used to be about surprises. And it used to be you'd come and you didn't know what you were going to find on the show floor and that was a big part of the fun and you walk from booth to booth and you just discover stuff," he said.
"And the last, I don't know, four or five years everything gets either announced or leaked before and I was just like ... Sony called about four months ago and said, 'Let's make Twisted a surprise and let's close the show with it.'"
"I was like, 'Hell yeah! Let's do that.' But it kind of necessitated being kind of sneaky about it. To me giving fans an actual genuine E3 surprise was more valuable to me than sort of being totally honest when people ask me questions."
Awww, we actually feel kind of bad now. After all, it's our job to essentially sneak into the attic and spoil Christmas for everyone. Jaffe, meanwhile, just wanted to bring back a bit of the magic. God, reliable sources, why do you always have to be so darn reliable?