So this probably won’t come as a surprise to you but Twisted Metal will have an online pass, even though David Jaffe said he didn’t want one and opposes them in general. Jaffe is one of the more outspoken developers in the game industry but it seems even he couldn’t get the brass at Sony to budge on their latest corporate strategy. Sony has already gone on record saying that we should expect to see an online pass in just about every game they make going forward.
Personally, I think that online passes in general are ridiculous and I think it’s a terrible way of trying to fight the used gaming market. If companies want to curve the profits for the used gaming market then they need to give players are compelling alternative. In the wake of not being able to come up with truly innovative and unique solution, we get these pieces of crap instead.
On another note, Twisted Metal will also be receiving a day-one patch, a practice that Jaffe has expressed a dislike for in the past. He went even further by saying that he didn’t think that games should have any patches in the first few months post release. Well, Jaffe has had to backtrack on that a bit.
I f***ing despise day1 patches. And yes, TWISTED METAL will have one. But it’s a very small download that fixes a few bugs but mostly is there to address some balance issues that we had to get fixed for certain vehicles that we discovered post disc.
Guess it’s harder to do than he thought.