David Jaffe, the co-founder of Eat Sleep Play has today announced through the Playstation official blog that the highly anticipated Twisted Metal will miss its original October 4th release and will be released in early 2012. The news will undoubtedly come as a disappointment to many fans around the world. However it’s not the end of the world with all of Sony’s other brilliant exclusives due in the fall 2012, this gives us a little something to look forward to at the beginning of the year, which is typically a slow time for game releases.
In the blog David Jaffe goes on to say: “Sony has been – and remains – a super supportive champion and collaborator on this title and all of us at Eat Sleep Play are so grateful that their patience and generosity will allow us the extra time needed to polish our demented baby until it shines.”
“It sucks bad when games miss their announced launch dates. We’re gamers too and we know how annoying it is. It’s disappointing and frustrating and it really takes the wind out of your sails if you’re a fan that has been looking forward to playing a title for a long time. 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”
“We plan to ship the best Twisted Metal ever made. We plan to convert a lot of folks who think vehicle combat is a relic best left to 90′s nostalgia. And we plan to explode the belief that the only relevant kind of shooter is a first person one (or a 3rd person one, where you play a human… with a tee shirt not all the way tucked in …).”
“Most importantly, we plan on treating you – the kind folks who play our game (and pay our bills) – like the VIPs that you are. You only deserve our best and we appreciate your understanding as we take a little more time to guarantee that our best is what we deliver.”
However in some good news Eat Sleep Play have confirmed that they hope to have Twisted Metal fully playable for fans at Gamescom in Germany 17th-21st August and PAX Prime in Seattle Washington August 26th-28th.