Delayed release announcement by Eat Sleep Play chief David Jaffe has put a lot fans of the Twisted Metal series down in the slumps, but all is not fall, claims Jaffe. The delay to next year will not only help improve the title even more, but it will be pushed with quality content that justifies the continued $60 price point of the game.
“Any money is a lot to ask from someone for entertainment. 60 bucks is a sh*t ton to ask for so if we are going to charge that, you deserve our best,” says Jaffe. “Even if it takes a little longer than we anticipated.”
Twisted Metal has been moved to another date is because for a multitude of reasons – the main ones being the target window of Nov-Dec would put the game in a highly competitive market where blockbuster games such as Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3 and Modern Warfare 3 will take place. Other problems were also exist in the gameplay where there are still balancing issues on boss fights, respawn methods and the XP system.
Jaffe went on to give in detail a goodly amount of specific issues, informing fans that there was a bit of work still to be done. However, Jaffe playing up the thought that releasing the game in its current state would not be beneficial.
“So imagine about 250 of those sorts of things. Could we ship without changing a single one? Totally and it would still be a really fun game. But it would not be good enough for us. And certainly not for you.”
Twisted Metal is due to hit the shelves in early 2012 exclusively for PlayStation 3.