Ever since word broke that David Jaffe would be leaving Eat Sleep Play, confusion regarding future plans for the developer began to break loose. Jaffe has since cleared up the discrepancy by making it clear he plans to continue to develop core games, while remaining optimistic toward casual games in the future.
Speaking to Game Informer at DICE, Jaffe discussed the misrepresentation of the initial report that attributed his departure to his interest in the casual market.
Scott [Campbell, Eat, Sleep, Play co-founder] has been itching to get into iPhone and Android games for a while. I love those kinds of games, but the article that ran in Salt Lake misrepresented me by saying I wanted to do casual games.
I love those games, and one day I may want to make them, but I’m very interested in the browser space as well as the next-gen space. But I will be on Twisted Metal until the end of March at the moment and probably later. We’re working on patches and playing the game all the time and tuning things.
With regard to future partners, Jaffe made it clear that working for Sony wouldn’t be out of the question.
Anybody who knows who I am knows who I am because of the kindness and faith of Sony. So I’m certainly loyal to that company. If they would like to have me I’d be honored and grateful to work with them.
I’ve always been very open about being an Xbox and Nintendo fan, too. It’s more to the point about who’s the right partner. But it’s very new. The equivalent is something like just logging into my new online dating account. I just signed up. There’s nothing right now.
Keep it locked to PlayStation LifeStyle for more news regarding the future of David Jaffe. In the meantime, start gearing up for Twisted Metal, which is set to release next week on the 14th.