Sony would be stopping some of the games as a service that it was planning in recent years

Twisted Metal for PS5, canceled according to a strong rumor

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Sony has announced today the dismissal of 900 PlayStation workers, which will mean the goodbye to workers from Insomniac Games, Naughty Dog, Guerrilla or Firesprite, the studios most affected by staff reductions. However, this last study also I would be experiencing the cancellation of a gameas Jason Schreier reports in Bloomberg.

Reportedly, PlayStation has reportedly canceled a Twisted Metal game as a service as part of restructuring plans, which would coincide with the serious layoffs at Firesprite. For two years now, a reboot of the saga has been rumored to be in the hands of the Liverpool-based studio after moving on from original developer Lucid Games. Now, not even the premiere of the television series seems to have encouraged the project to go further, as it has ended up not seeing the light of day.

It is worth remembering that Lucid Games could have disappointed Sony with the release of Destruction All-Stars, a game as a service that was also focused on cars. Likewise, it is increasingly evident that PlayStation is going backwards with games as a service with examples such as the cancellation of The Last of Us Factions, while a leak revealed that a game as a service with Spider-Men was studied by Imsoniac Games.

Last November, Sony took an important step back for the next few years of PlayStation, reducing by half the number of games as a service that it will launch in the short term. Thus, There would not be 12 projects that will be put up for sale before March 2026, just as planned. Among these titles would be a leaked Horizon game.

PlayStation stops games as a service

“Sometimes, great ideas don't become great games“, confessed Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios. “Sometimes, a project is started with the best intentions before changes within the market or industry result in a change of plan,” he expressed in the press release. personnel layoffs.

After the acquisition of Bungie, Everything indicated that Sony's commitment to games as a service would be promisingbut time is showing that this may not have been the best idea when other companies like Warner Bros. are disappointed with Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, something that already happened to Square Enix with Marvel's Avengers.

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By Geeke