David Jaffe Planning To Depart From Eat Sleep Play

As the PS3 exclusive combat racer prepares to ship this month Eat Sleep Play co-founder David Jaffe revealed his plans to depart from the company.

Scott Campbell broke the news during an interview with The Salt Lake Tribune stating that Jaffe is leaving the company the two of them created to tackle the casual market. When the story made waves online, Jaffe took to Twitter to explain his reasons for leaving ESP, his plans to continue supporting Twisted Metal and what’s ahead.

“I have zero plans to make games like Farmville and Angry Birds,” he tweeted. “I never said what I was doing post TM (and I’m still on TM along with ESP for the next months as we launch it and balance it in real-time and make sure it’s a perfect game and continue to support it).

At the same time I will be opening a game studio here in San Diego because I really miss internal game development. I’m leaving because – again – games are just getting 2 big to direct from 300 miles away & I miss the day 2 day of working direct w/team.”

Jaffe also stressed that he currently has no concrete plans on what his next game will be under his new studio or for which platform(s). As of now Twisted Metal is his top priority.

Written by: Sakinah - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by EdEN on February 7th, 2012 [ 223106 Points ]

    This just seems a bit odd. Kinda like a Chappelle moment of “clarity”.

  2. #2 by Pedro on February 8th, 2012 [ 39949 Points ]

    Really seems odd, but it isn’t anything I’m too concerned about.

  3. #3 by Tosh on February 8th, 2012 [ 1127 Points ]

    Very strange to leave PS3 development for iOS. My main worry is after those few months after Twisted Metal is released. Will TM still be supported?

  4. #4 by wolfkin on February 8th, 2012 [ 6633 Points ]

    as much as I agree that the phone market has a LOT of room to expand I’m honestly really slightly confused by all these devs completely abandoning the consoles it’s like a really bad version of a self-fulfilling prophecy. Everything /thinks/ that iOS is where the money is .. and it is.. for some those few are rarely chosen on merits that don’t have heavily randomized factors involved, and on the other hand console development is spinning out of control, games cost too much to develop for them, to buy for us, and to play for everyone. The only people making money are the pawn shops. Every pundit is crying the death of the console and we’re scary close to making it come true.

    I guess I wish Jaffe well in his new ventures but I’m sad to see him go.

  5. #5 by Jason on February 8th, 2012 [ 28406 Points ]

    glad he wont be peddling these mini games that are a waste of time. solid move imo

  6. #6 by Squirtbot on February 8th, 2012 [ 115 Points ]

    I think I’ll move there too and work with him.

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