New Twisted Metal Game Cancelled Amongst PlayStation Layoffs

Twisted Metal Canceled

PlayStation has announced that it’s letting go 900 employees, shutting down its London studio, and reducing staff at it’s subsidiary Firesprite, among other studios. With that comes the cancellation of a number of games at the company, including a Twisted Metal revival.

According to an update from Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, a live-service game based on Twisted Metal was in development for some time before it was caught up in the cancellations.

Twisted Metal hasn’t seen a game released since 2012’s reboot of the franchise. In more recent media, the game had a TV adaptation made for the Peacock streaming service, and was announced for a season 2 back at The Game Awards in December.

In a memo to staff, per Bloomberg, PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst acknowledged game cancellations across the company.

“Sometimes, great ideas don’t become great games,” he said. “Sometimes, a project is started with the best intentions before shifts within the market or industry result in a change of plan.”

As far as those cancellations are concerned, PlayStation has canceled numerous live-service games over the last year or so, including ones based on The Last of Us and Insomniac’s Spider-Man series. The latest game in the style to be released, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, didn’t meet company expectations, according to Warner Bros..

What do you think of the live service Twisted Metal game being canceled by PlayStation? Do you think it’s a sign of where things are going for live service games?

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  1. We can guess more games are cancelled and delayed please report what those are too as soon as possible. Is any first party Sony game coming out in 2025? Is Concord delayed?

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