Twisted Metal Delayed to early 2012

Originally placed for an October 4 release, David Jaffe(creator of the series) just announced that Twisted Metal will be delayed and will be released in early 2012. That's a huge push back.  Jaffe said the game is just "not ready". I guess we'll just have to wait till next year for Sweet tooth, Calypso and the rest to return.

“With Twisted Metal we plan to ship a multiplayer classic. We plan to ship the best Twisted Metal ever made. We plan to convert a lot of folks who think vehicle combat is a relic best left to 90′s nostalgia. And we plan to explode the belief that the only relevant kind of shooter is a first person one. Most importantly, we plan on treating you – the kind folks who play our game (and pay our bills) – like the VIPs that you are. You only deserve our best and we appreciate your understanding as we take a little more time to guarantee that our best is what we deliver.”

I understand delays to have more time for polish and adjustments but from October to early 2012? how incomplete was it?! I guess they threw that October 4 date and challenged themselves to reach that due date, or was it Sony rushing it out the door?

When it comes to these delays, instead of getting bummed out, I just think of the game being a better one because of it, well hopefully that will be the case for Twisted Metal.

[Source: VG247]