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 keeping with 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 automobile 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 feel Twisted Steel is within the works however it could nonetheless be a methods off, so I feel we’re early,” Grubb stated. “That speaks to a bigger technique shift from Sony – effectively, it’s not even a shift, it’s a ‘broadening’ of their technique.
“If they’ve Twisted Steel prepared to point out [at Thursday’s Showcase], they could. However both means, it does seem to be it’s within the works, it does appear that it’s coming, and it does seem to be it doesn’t contain David Jaffe.”
In accordance with Variety, the live-action adaptation of PlayStation’s vehicular fight collection can be an motion comedy penned by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, the writers of the Deadpool movies and Zombieland.
Grubb stated of the tv venture: “It does seem to be [Sony] is probably greenlighting video games to coincide with their makes an attempt to launch motion pictures 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 identical time, and the considering there may be one, they checked out [the Marvel Cinematic Universe] and so they wish to have MCU-like success, and I feel there’s a thought within Sony that, ‘hey, we make motion pictures, why aren’t we capitalising on that?’”
He added: “There’s a status connected to Hollywood and status tv that I feel Sony is craving a bit, but in addition it’s good enterprise. For those who have a look at what occurred with The Witcher and Netflix, The Witcher 3 had its second-best yr since its final yr when the present debuted.”
Final month Twisted Metal’s former game director commented on rumours that a collection revival could possibly 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 particular person proper now, simply due to this stream and all the pieces,” he stated, “[but] if it’s true I’d be very, very harm that PlayStation didn’t ask for my enter at finest, or at worst, not less than let me comprehend 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. Not less than, at a pure PR stage, so they may say [I was] concerned.”