Jaffe Wants Eat Sleep Play To Work On A New Indy Game?
Last week, we learned that LucasArts had terminated development on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 next-gen Indiana Jones game, which came as a big disappointment to fans...including Eat Sleep Play co-founder and God of War creator, David Jaffe.
During a recent 1Up interview, Jaffe spoke about his affection for the long-running movie franchise, and he even expressed interest in picking up where LucasArts left off. In other words, he might want to work on an Indiana Jones game if LucasArts was willing to toss the project over to Eat Sleep Play. Jaffe cited "Raiders of the Lost Ark" as inspiration for his "creative development" and he further mentioned that the Indy films were "very important to him." When prompted, Jaffe replied:
"Do I think I will ever (make an Indiana Jones game)? I don't know. I have a great idea for how LucasArts could really take that property and do cool things with it. ...if they're (LucasArts) reading this, they should give us a call at Eat Sleep Play. We'd love to talk to them."
Well now, that's an idea. Does anyone else have a problem with putting a new Indy game in Eat Sleep Play's hands? We certainly don't. These guys know games and if anyone is capable of producing an awesome, must-have title based on a movie series (dear God, could it be possible?), it's Jaffe and Co. And at this point, we wouldn't be surprised in the least if LucasArts did give 'em a call...in fact, we implore them to.
2/10/2009 Ben Dutka