David Jaffe confirms Twisted Metal will miss the October release date. The game is said to be coming out in early 2012, but fear not, Jaffe insists the game will have greater polish.
I would rather have the game polished then have a shit game come out early.
We forget sometimes that Jaffe is a good game designer. He loves what he is doing, when i rememeber God of war on PS2 i remember a game that raised the bar on the console. I think that Jaffe can do the same work on twisted metal and make not only a really cool game to play but a definitive hit on PS3.
Definitely. Plus, Oct. 4th also has Batman AND Rage coming out which arguably are bigger titles. Honestly, this game is going to need breathing room to be successful and hit it's true stride. Good decision, Jaffe.
Better be this way, the most polished as possible, I prefer to wait than be disappointed, I want more freaking explosions and destructible enviroments, come on Jaffe, I know you can do it...
YES! I'm sooo happy Jaffe is holding this back! I loved how the graphics looked but when I saw it I ust knew it needed more polish to the game. I'd rather the game be close to perfect on the 2012 release, than a freaking wad of updates taking proportional amounts of HDD space. Rock on Jaffe, Rock on!!
Cant say I'm glad cause I'm not. TM was the title I was looking forward the most for the rest of the year. It sucks. Well, it is gonna be Journey + ICO collection and depending on reception R3.
No Uncharted 3 love? Who cares about R3 reception? All videos and news so far indicates it will be awesome and best in the series!
I know what you mean. R3 is looking to be awesome, but by reception I meant fellow PS3 owners's. R3 can get a 6 for all I care in press reviews. I like U3 but it is not on the top of my list, besides U3 has a sizable fanbase so it´ll do well w/o my purchase. Gotta get some lesser known gems.
I was not expecting this game to come out this year, I mean they just announce it this E3 and it was still in the early stages.
"Gotta get some lesser known gems." Confirmed hipster. :D
"A late game is only late until it ships. A bad game is bad until the end of time" on your face duke
And my wallet let's out a sigh of relief.
I'm personally glad that this is the case. A better game all round should be released.
Yea we already have BF3,Arkham city,KOF 13 etc coming out that month so this was a smart move on their part.Who knows maybe this will give them time to release a public beta^^. Edit:once again Raven talking out of his @$$-__-.
It does open up a whole realm of possibilities. You're right, with such a saturated release window this fall/winter with AAA titles it would be hard for a reboot to get through too. Its a good thing that the game can be fine tuned and be more appealing. Hell, we'd only complain if the game came out and wasn't polished.
I'm glad too. I mean, Twisted Metal was probably in my top 3 most anticipated games to be released this fall, but there are SOOO many other AAA games coming out that this lightens the load on my wallet and doesn't force me to make painful decisions about which game to buy over the other which is going to have to be based on reviews, seeing as how most of the titles interest me equally, I have to have a deciding factor to purchase one over the other, and unfortunately reviews and reception are those deciding factors. Now with Twisted Metal I don't have to worry about that, and it will give me time to play other games. This tidal wave of great games incoming kind of pissed me off anyways, they should spread it out more evenly.
nooooooooooooooo Oh wait early 2012 plus polish is good very good
Thank goodness! Way to many games coming out sept-dec and now I can save up for it in 2012
Well my wallet will be happy but i'm not :/ was looking forward to playing this. I think this game would've been overlooked in October anyway.
I knew this was coming, it has nothing to do with polish and everything to do with a game that was getting overlooked with so many other titles coming out. Didn't Jaffe go on some lame ass rant as well when it comes to FPS games or something? Probably didn't like the hype those games were getting as opposed to his.
for once I may have to agree with you!!! As much as I am looking forward to the game it was definitely pushed to get out of the crowded season.
Imma have to agree here. This has NOTHING to do with polish folk, game looks fun as hell. This is about that massive jealousy rant Jaffe put out a little bit ago about Battlefield 3. October is looking to be owned by Battlefield 3, Batman: Arkham City, and RAGE. Sony more than likely looked at the month (and pre-orders, which can be a good indicator of retail anticipation for titles) and determined that they weren't going to get a big enough slice of pie.
"This has NOTHING to do with polish folk" Oh I doubt it has NOTHING to do with polish. Yeah, they probably did push it back because the market is going to be overcrowded, but I bet they are going to at least polish the game a little more in the mean time or possibly do a beta test for the servers. I don't think they're simply going to do nothing between the time it releases.
. ...the recent Rage hype Video had to be the last straw and, Willits and overachiever Johnny C's bragging aside, that game looks phenomenal. The only problem with moving a game like twisted metal and it's multi-player to 2012 is the uncertainty to how long the gen will go on, cutting off the fanbase before it even got started. The last video I saw of Twisted Metal showed that it had come a long way since the dreadful E3 showing where entire buildings were disappearing...O_o...It actually looks like fun.
*clicks on the disagree* sorry did you say something?
"The only problem with moving a game like twisted metal and it's multi-player to 2012 is the uncertainty to how long the gen will go on, cutting off the fanbase before it even got started." Twisted Metal fanbase... it's been going since the PS1 era and people still play those games. Are games disposable to you or something? Can you not understand that people don't just play the brand new?
so much fear of MW3 and BF3 jaffe?
Fine with me. Money is tight and the list of games I want this fall is still long.
wtf?? bring game this year ffs I think jaffe saw titles for november-december time,and he pushed game to 2012,and now he saying that game needs more polish -.-
I think this is a good thing. With so much stuff coming out later this year and some of them being really big names in the industry it's really better to push until a bit quieter time. And also this gives them time to polish the game and maybe even add new content, which will result in a better game for us. It's a win-win IMO.
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Great move. Would have gotten overshadowed with all the other AAA releases this holiday season.
called it. there just seems to be a lot of bad mojo surrounding TM and I haven't seen any interviews where Jaffe seemed real confident his game was awesome. Which is one reason he keeps repeating his now usual "I don't care if people like it" bit as if it's some self-defense mechanism and he knows it's not as good as people would expect from a full price game. which is another reason he wanted everyone to know he originally wanted to make it a PSN download. anyway, I'm about a keyboard stroke away from saying, from observation, it almost sounds like Jaffe's skills have regressed to the point of falling off because he seems to be so obsessed over simple gameplay mechanics it's like his wet dreams are now to work for Pop Cap
GREAT NEWS...i already have to buy Resistance3 Uncharted3 Ico collection Mw3 Now 2011 is gonna be stacked also Twisted metal Last guardian Sly 4 Playstation vita
u mean 2012 and u missed starhawk :P
Good news because it was going to be a pass for me with all of the other games coming out in October.
I would have bought TM, but yeah that would have meant passing on some other major title that now I'll get to play instead. A delay works for me.
Ha... Delaystation strikes again! First PSP Vita is delayed, now this game. It's smart by this guy to delay it though. This game will get demolished by the other games coming out later this year, and this game will hardly sell with those games looming over it. People are going to be buying BF 3, MW3, Uncharted 3, Gears 3, (lot of 3's coming out!) Batman 2, Forza 4, Skyrim, etc.... hardly anyone will even notice that Twisted Metal came out if they release it this year. Ya.. give the game more "polish". I'd rather only go against Mass Effect 3 also early on next year, rather than go up against those games.
At least there's games to be delayed. Right?
It's not a game until it's released to the users who play it.
even though it has been available to try and play by fans at gaming conventions.....
Of course the game is getting delayed because of the games that over shadow it in october and obliviously not being polished.
Vita wasn't delayed. A game/system can't be delayed if there was no real release date for it. Sony has never said the Vita had a release date and Jack said it would be released in Japan first at E3. To even top that Jaffe even said he wasn't expecting a 2011 release date for TM and will be working with Sony to get a date they feel comfortable with that ended up changing, since there was no preorder love due to the masses only playing FPS I also agree that Rage had something to do with it but BFS and Batman are the real competitors. Next year will have FF3 XIII-2, Bioshock, ME3, Starhawk, The Darkness II, SSX and a line up of titles for 2012.
Vita was delayed? i don't even remember Sony announced release date for it dude, you sure you're not drunk???????
http://showtimeforfree.com/... "Expectations had been high the machine would be ready worldwide for the year-end holiday shopping season. Sony earlier promised a "phased global rollout" starting late this year." Delayed. It's ok. They wanted to miss the holidays in the most important region for sales, the USA, and also the second most important, Europe. It's cool though. Sales don't equal quality right? :) That was the mantra for the N64 when I had one, and loved it to death. Also the...well.. you get the point. But on topic, yep, smart move to delay Twisted Metal.
@midnighter "Expectations had been high the machine would be ready worldwide for the year-end holiday shopping season. Sony earlier promised a "phased global rollout" STARTING late this year." Do you know what "starting" means? They are starting in Japan this year. They will finish the rollout next year. Not delayed.
Yeah are people stupid or something. It was announced months ago that the VITA would release in Japan this year and EU and US next year. At what point, besides rumours, did Sony say it was coming out this year? If you can't keep up, then shut up.
@ HeavenlySnipes What they tried is a "DEMO" of a game yet to be released. If you are going to call a "DEMO" a game, then reviews for "DEMO's" should be accepted. So you should really think about what your argument is. Was what they played the final version? Probably not, thus what they played will NOT be the same as what will be released to the end users. Therefor what they played is NOT a game as it will NOT exist once the final game has been released since DEMO's are subject to change in many different ways upon release.
Yeah because you see the future and know that for a fact that it would be demolished. N4G psychic power strikes again
Sucks for some but it doesn't bother me because there's a bunch of stuff coming out in the next few months. Polish that baby up, Jaffe!
clearly a business decision
sadface It's better for the game though
Better for them. Twisted Metal had no chance against the crowded holiday lineup anyway. Gears of war, uncharted, CoD would have killed it.
don't mind, plus gives my wallet time to replenish funds after this killer fall season. Just worried about next year adding this and Vita to the mix means its gonna be even worse than this year...poor wallet I knew him well.
I guess its ok, I just hope their is more stuff added in now. Their is already enough games on my plate.
YOU CAN NOT BE SERIOUS! SERIOUSLY WTF JAFFE! I can't believe this has happened. My most anticipated game in years and it's getting delayed. I knew this would happen!
Damnit, this is my most anticipated game of all time. I pre ordered it already. I was really looking forward to putting 150+ hours into Twisted Metal by the end of 2011. Jaffe made alot of promises to us like this will be the best Twisted Metal ever, a multiplayer classic and a 2011 release date, At least we got some good news. Can't wait to see the new level an MP mode. It's not just smart of Sony to pull Twisted Metal to a less crowded release date, I believe David Jaffe when he says the game needs even more polish. This game would blow people away in gameplay and graphics if it were released 10/4/11 and it would've had decent sales but ultimately this will give Eat Sleep Play all the time they need to ensure Game of the year 2012 belongs to Twisted Metal
FFFFFUUUUUUU.... Well, this sucks... I had budgeted and pre-ordered. I guess I can put that money on something else though.
Good then they can polish it up more& make sureeverything is in tip top shape & will give them time to work on lots of awesome dlc like skins packs,weapon packs,vehicle packs,alternate character ending packs,level packs ect..!
Damn.. I'm not happy like most ppl above me are about the delay, but I can't get mad at a game getting more polish and with other big titles around the same time twisted metal should have its own space. I just wonder.... If jaffe wasn't having all these twitter tantrums about other games, would he have made the deadline???
Well this does suck. I just put down my preorder for this and a lot of other games this fall. But if it means this will be a better game then Im fine with that.
i agree totally, sorry but im still not blown away the way i should be with this game. id rather them polish it, cuz the state its in isnt really that impressive. as long as they dont take forever to release it i'll have battlefield and uncharted holding me over anyway
Yeah its probably more a business decision from SONY wanting to get out of the crowded as fuck holiday window. . But you might as well polish the game up with the extra time. . For me I was planning on getting it later anyway. Resistance 3, GoW Origins, Team Ico Collection, & Uncharted 3 all were higher up on my list. . So in the end it makes sense to push it back.
wow this is great news
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