Twisted Metal's creative director, David Jaffe, might be enthusiastic about a future Twisted Metal title, but not anytime soon. The reboot received a lukewarm reception, and Jaffe is being incredibly realistic about the situation.
“Twisted Metal PS3 got some great reviews and some terrible reviews which has placed it at a 76% metacritic. It sold fine. Not a dud, not a hit," Jaffe shared on his Criminal Crackdown blog. “When all is said and done, I hope Sony will be satisfied that it made a decent investment in the game and in us. But it was not a mega blockbuster or even a big hit.”
Jaffe went on to stress that as happy as he is with the Twisted Metal franchise, he has other goals in mind for himself and his new studio.
"I HOPE Sony makes a new Twisted Metal one day. Heck, once we get the new studio launched and we've brought some new IPs to the world that folks enjoy, I can see myself dying to go back and do a new Twisted Metal w/the new studio and with Sony. But for now, I really want to do new things," Jaffe continued.
Although, just like any good game designer, he already has ideas as to where he would take the TM franchise next:
"But one day, sure, I'd love to return to straight up car combat. But I'd want to do it super small and all digital. So a launch would look something like: 5-6 vehicles, 2 levels (with 1 or both being able to be broken up into at least 1 other level map), 3 modes (TDM, DM, and 1 new, fresh mode), 8 weapons, a 4 level single player campaign with a single end boss, inexpensive stories for each of the 5-6 characters (aka Twisted Metal 2 but with darker visuals)."