David Jaffe, known best for Twisted Metal and God of War, is notorious for being outspoken. He hasn’t made a shooter yet, though that might be changing. While discussing FPS games with IGN, he noted that his next game might be a shooter. Exact words: “There is a gun. And you hold it.”
So, if he has his way, the next game he’s going to make “involves a gun and a person holding a gun.” Words do not get any more golden than that.
Jaffe was also quick to shoot down rumors that he’s going to make a casual title. He also shot down talk of a browser-based game, though he’s optimistic about it.
Outspoken God of War designer David Jaffe has expressed his wholehearted support for a ‘one console’ future through a post on his personal blog. “Can anyone explain to me how having one console would be bad for gamers? Or game developers for that matter?,” he wrote, rejecting the often brought up argument that there would be no healthy competition if there was an unified platform. “I don’t understand this in regards to console hardware. One game publisher would be bad. One giant game developer would be bad. I get how those things would hurt gamers. But why would one unified hardware platform?”
He then brings up massive content choice, as opposed to exclusive content on each console, as one of the major benefits of a unified platform. Jaffe also mentions that competition on the software front would lead to better quality products.
There are various other major supporters of this school of thought, including Dennis Dyack and John Romero.
It has been revealed by a Sony representative that Cory Barlog, the dude behind God of War 2, is leaving SCEA’s Santa Monica studio. “We are grateful for his work and creative vision for the critically acclaimed God of War franchise,” he said, adding that they are confident in the remaining members of the God of War team, unofficially confirming the development of God of War 3 on the PS3.
Barlog is best known for stepping into the titan-sized shoes of David Jaffe, creator of the God of War franchise, in the sequel; he served as animation director on the first game. While Jaffe went on to form his own Sony-endorsed game studio Eat, Sleep and Play, it is currently not known what Barlog’s future plans are.
We wish you good luck Barlog, wherever you go!
Designer of such legendary games as Twisted Metal and God of War, David Jaffe has announced that he is leaving Sony to found his own development studio with Incognito Games founder Scott Campbell. Dubbed EAT SLEEP PLAY, the new company has signed a three game deal with Sony that will see them developing exclusively for the PS3 and PSP.
Although his blog post didn’t reveal any of the games they are developing, he does mention that he’s “crazy in love with game #1 already”. They are currently working on a PS2 port of Twisted Metal: Head On, which was released for the PSP. Set for release this Christmas, the game will feature all the content from the PSP title, but running at 60fps and better textures and gameplay tweaks; five to seven levels from a previously unreleased Twisted Metal game; and a documentary on the history of the series. It is pointed out that this is not part of their three-game deal with Sony.
Further information on Jaffe’s projects are expected soon.
Legendary game designer David Jaffe, known best for his work on Twisted Metal and God of War, has updated his blog with details of his work (confirming that he’s still with Sony) and a not-so-surprising bit about the God of War franchise: A GOD OF WAR TRILOGY!!!!
I CAN tell you that God of War 2 is shaping up very, very nicely. I played a bunch of levels last week and it’s really, really fun. The art and music is much better than the first game and there is some damn fine level design going on in the new game. As Cory and I have said to the press, this is the second act of a bigger story. And when you are making a game, you never really know if the game will turn out good enough to merit another one in the series. But after last week, I can say I am very confident of our chances to be able to complete the GOD OF WAR trilogy. You never know, but that’s me just putting it out there.
It’s obvious that nothing is set in stone yet, but the popularity of the original God of War and the hype surrounding the upcoming sequel will make sure that it’ll be flying off store shelves once it hits stores February 2007, thus ensuring the third (and most probably final) game in the violently-gratifying series.