Twisted Metal game in developments by Destruction AllStars developer — report

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
A new report by VGC claims that a new Twisted Metal game is in development by Lucid games, the team that brought you the PS5 exclusive car combat game Destruction AllStars.

Destruction AllStars

A single source told VGC — so take this with a pinch of salt — that Lucid Games were being tested by Sony during the development of Destruction AllStars. This has now opened the doors to a new, free-to-play Twisted Metal game that would be released to coincide with the new 2023 Twisted Metal TV show, led by Altered Carbon and MCU star Anthony Mackie.

While Lucid Games did assist the development of Need for Speed: Payback prior to Destruction AllStars, apparently making them a prime candidate for the car-combat arena game, both games are hardly the cream of the racing crop. Indeed, the latter is struggling for an online player base to the extent it is having to drop in AI-controlled players into online games.

Destruction AllStars

Former Twisted Metal director David Jaffe stated that Lucid would be unlikely candidates after Tom Henderson leaked a new game in the franchise earlier this year. That leak had the exact same detail — a 2023 release window — as the VGC report. It is also worth noting that Lucid games are based in Liverpool, exactly where the new PlayStation Studio acquisition Firesprite is housed. This might be a coincidence, and likely is, but at the very least it would mean that Firesprite could easily help Sony and Lucid games manage the project.

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Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation news. He writes about upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus and PS Studios news, and his favourite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Outer Wilds — before an evening swim.