The Twisted Metal series has always had a place in the hearts of a certain subset of gamers. It was a car combat slaughterfest that was wild, crazy, and most important of all: fun. There hasn't been a new Twisted Metal title for just under a decade now, and fans have been waiting patiently for a new installment. They'll need that patience, because it apparently the developer originally assigned to reboot has been pulled from the title.
Who was the original developer? Lucid Games, the developer of Destruction AllStars. This makes sense, because while Destruction AllStars is a car combat title similar to Twisted Metal it was only OK at best, and with Sony developing a TV series (set for a 2023 release) centered around the property it makes sense that they would want the best developer for the title. If Lucid Games wasn't making a great game and there are better options out there, then if you are Sony and you have the money and/or time then you might want to switch to a different developer.
According to VGC, the new developer is a first-party studio in Europe and Sony has not provided an explanation for why they chose to change the developer. While the answer could be obvious (see my hypothesis above) it could easily be any of a few dozen or so explanations that make perfect sense. Game development is a tricky thing, and even with developers that are more suited for it than most don't work out for whatever reason.
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