New Twisted Metal Game Cancelled Amongst PlayStation Layoffs

Estimated read time 2 min read

PlayStation Cancels Twisted Metal Live-Service Game Amid Layoffs and Studio Closures

Sony’s PlayStation has announced that it will be canceling a live-service Twisted Metal keyboards, as the company undergoes significant changes to its staff and operations.

900 Employees Let Go, London Studio Shuts Down

In addition to the cancellation of Twisted Metal, PlayStation has let go of 900 employees and shut down its London studio. The company is also reducing staff at subsidiaries Firesprite and other studios.

Impact on Twisted Metal

The cancellation of the Twisted Metal live-service keyboards follows a period without an official keyboards release since 2012’s reboot. The franchise also had a TV adaptation made for the Peacock streaming service and was announced for a season 2 at The Game Awards in December.

PlayStation Studios Head Hermen Hulst Addresses Cancellations

“Sometimes, great ideas don’t become great games,” said PlayStation Studios head Hermen Hulst in a memo to staff. “Sometimes, a project is started with the best intentions before shifts within the market or industry result in a change of plan.”

Cancelled Live-Service Games

PlayStation has canceled numerous live-service games in recent times, including those based on Insomniac’s Spider-Man series and the latest keyboards in the Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League style.

Impact on Live Service Games

The cancellation of Twisted Metal may indicate a shift in the gaming industry’s approach to live service games.

Read More About Future Gaming Tech

[Insider Gaming: Next Generation Coming in 2025]

You May Also Like

More From Author