Sony Interactive Entertainment is planning to revive the Twisted Steel collection to coincide with its upcoming tv adaptation, it’s been claimed.
That’s in response to GamesBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, and matches what VGC has heard from its personal sources.
Grubb stated on his newest Giant Bomb video show (paywall) that he’d heard a revival of the automotive fight sport was in early growth and represented a broadening of Sony’s first-party video games technique to synergise with its film and tv tasks.
“I believe Twisted Steel is within the works however it might nonetheless be a methods off, so I believe we’re early,” Grubb stated. “That speaks to a bigger technique shift from Sony – nicely, it’s not even a shift, it’s a ‘broadening’ of their technique.
“If they’ve Twisted Steel prepared to indicate [at Thursday’s Showcase], they could. However both method, it does appear to be it’s within the works, it does appear that it’s coming, and it does appear to be it doesn’t contain David Jaffe.”
Based on Variety, the live-action adaptation of PlayStation’s vehicular fight collection will probably be an motion comedy penned by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of the Deadpool movies and Zombieland.
Grubb stated of the tv mission: “It does appear to be [Sony] is probably greenlighting video games to coincide with their makes an attempt to launch films and tv exhibits based mostly on these properties.
“It appears that they’re going to attempt to line this stuff up with video games on the similar time, and the considering there’s one, they checked out [the Marvel Cinematic Universe] and so they need to have MCU-like success, and I believe there’s a thought within Sony that, ‘hey, we make films, why aren’t we capitalising on that?’”
He added: “There’s a status connected to Hollywood and status tv that I believe Sony is craving a bit, but in addition it’s good enterprise. In case you take a look at what occurred with The Witcher and Netflix, The Witcher 3 had its second-best 12 months since its final 12 months when the present debuted.”
Final month Twisted Metal’s former game director commented on rumours collection revival may very well be within the works and stated he’d be “very, very harm” if it was, as Sony has not reached out to him.
“I don’t suppose I’m Sony’s favorite individual proper now, simply due to this stream and every little thing,” he stated, “[but] if it’s true I might be very, very harm that PlayStation didn’t ask for my enter at greatest, or at worst, at the very least let me understand it was taking place.
“These are the fellows who reached out to me and hooked me up with the fellows making the TV present… I don’t think about they might reduce me out of it. At the least, at a pure PR degree, so they may say [I was] concerned.”