David Jaffe’s PS3 Criminal Crackdown


You may remember David Jaffe as the main man behind the smash hit God of War. Now Mr. Jaffe is moving away from games like that to make smaller games like Criminal Crackdown, which will be a downloadable game for the PS3. It was developed in just seven months (so far) and Mr. Jaffe likens it to a “pop song” versus God of War, which is an “opera”.

This game reminds me of a top-down racing game my brothers and I would play on our Atari 800XL. It was a lot of fun, and if you hit the other car just right, you could send him careening across the screen. Lots of multiplayer fun. Though that game was just two players, and Criminal Crackdown will support four-player multiplayer action! Yay!

Anyway, this game looks like a lot of fun, and I’ll definitely be downloading it. The question remains: how do I become a member of David Jaffe’s team, to develop games like this myself? I used to be a games developer after all!

Criminal Crackdown


Written by: Blackstaffer - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Rich on October 31st, 2006

    You send him your CV to the developer, its as easy as that :-P God if you can’t work that one out you have no chance in the industry ;-)

  2. #2 by $haka! on October 31st, 2006

    You download this game for free or how much does it cost ?

  3. #3 by bobeotm on October 31st, 2006

    Prices have not yet been announced, but sony said expect nothing to exceed 15 dollars in the playstation store.

  4. #4 by Henning on October 31st, 2006 [ 0 Points ]

    Is it accurate to say that nothing in the store will be more than $15? I think what they said was that none of Sony’s downloadable games would be more than $15.

  5. #5 by Darrin on October 31st, 2006 [ 17143 Points ]

    I bet this game will be fun but will be a big disappointment in comparison to God of War. God of War is amazing but Jaffe is completely overexposed. He’s a pretty normal, chatty, geeky guy who had one strong hit that he somehow got all the credit for.

    Henning, you want to get into game development? I wouldn’t recommend it. I have interviewed at some big game shops for dev positions and I work with many ex-game game developers. A lot of people get nice comfortable jobs working on fun products with cool technology but there are a lot more stories that don’t turn out so well.

  6. #6 by Henning on October 31st, 2006 [ 0 Points ]

    I know. I used to work at a game development studio. But not all studios are the same. I’m sure there must be some that are good to work for.

  7. #7 by Pc on October 31st, 2006

    Criminal Crackdown looks awesome !! Can’t wait to play it :)


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