One of the biggest surprises for me at this year’s E3 was the announcement of a new Twisted Metal, even though David Jaffe was adamant that this was not the project that he was working on. Even so, I can forgive his constant denial and outright lying because finally, we’ll be getting a brand new, next generation Twisted Metal.
According to a post on Twitter, David Jaffe has stated that:
“3D has to be 60 frames and we are not. We are gonna be rock solid stable but not 60. Move and Twisted don’t seem a great fit.”
While I’m happy to see that they won’t be throwing in gimmicky Move or 3D support just for the sake of saying that the game will be compatible with Sony’s new tech, his statement about framerate is rather interesting. While I doubt this will amount to much of an issue, I’m just wondering what sort of framerate we’re looking at here, because, even though video games have progressed a long way, we still seem to be dealing with unstable framerates in some games. A bad framerate can completely ruin the experience and, frankly, is unacceptable in this day and age.
David Jaffe knows what he’s doing though, so I really don’t think we have anything to worry about. Judging by our hands-on with the game at E3, the game looks to shaping up well with no glaring issues.
I, for one, can’t wait to get my hands on a new Twisted Metal game. How about you? Keep your eyes on Game Rant for any new details regarding this new addition to the franchise.
Twisted Metal is due out in February of 2011, exclusively for the PlayStation 3.