Posted by John on December 8, 2011

Twisted Metal: PS3 game may release pass-free

Twisted Metal: PS3 game may release pass-free

There are a few reasons why Twisted Metal has been delayed until February 2012, but let’s not dwell on the negatives. We have word that the PS3 game may release pass-free, as the creators of the game are trying to avoid the use of an online pass. It’s thought by making this decision will allow the game to increase its fanbase much quicker.

David Jaffe from Twisted Metal has been speaking to Eurogamer, he said that this company has been asked to look into some coding work for an online pass, but as yet no decision has been made to implement it, that’s not saying it will not happen. They acknowledge that it would be good business wise to include the pass, but the only reason not to go ahead with it is because there is still a lot of work to do to get the game ready in time.

It does make sense not to go down this route, users want to be able to get online with as little fuss as possible, this will allow the game to thrive – well if the game is that good in the first place. The online part of games is where the money is at, so keeping all those multiplayer gamers happy has to be at the top of any publishers list.

The final decision will fall to Sony, who has come under some flack recently, as it was suggested that they delayed the game due to the release of a few big titles. This has since been denied, but it’s still hard not to think it – would you jump in front of an oncoming train, because this is what would happen if Twisted Metal was released at the same time as Modern Warfare 3 or Skyrim?

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