Eat Sleep Play loses David Jaffe
Posted by Sharon
Originally posted February 7th, 2012 by Sharon at FromTheDPad
As I sat down with my morning cup of tea, ready to embark upon the interwebs, I stumbled upon an already buzzing morning among my game circles. I quickly traced the buzz back to an article published by The Salt Lake Tribune in their ‘Money’ section.
The article, published last night, states “Makers of “Twisted Metal” veer from console games to work on mobile market.” and continued on to discuss the company layoffs that occurred even before the release of their highly anticipated February 14th release of Twisted Metal.
The article, which you can read here, also discusses the loss of David Jaffe, driving force behind theTwisted Metal franchise, from Eat Sleep Play.
“Meanwhile, the company’s other co-founder, David Jaffe, is expected to leave to also pursue casual games, Campbell said. Jaffe is well known in the gaming industry for his outspoken views and as the creator of the popular “God of War” game for the Sony PlayStation as well as the “Twisted Metal” franchise. Jaffe lives in San Diego and formed Eat Sleep Play with Campbell in 2007.
“He’s excited to go into the casual space as well,” Campbell said of Jaffe. “He’s got some projects that he’s excited about. So we’re kind of going down two separate paths.” – The Salt Lake Tribune
You can imagine the surprise and dismay that Jaffe fans began to express. Due to his amazing community involvment, it wasn’t long before Jaffe himself took to twitter to clear up some of the rumours………