Jaffe Responds To PS3 Preference: "I Can't Have An Opinion?"
David Jaffe began his career with Sony and in speaking with him, it's clear he has the highest respect for the mega-global electronics corporation. It's at least part of the reason - presumably - that his new development studio, Eat Sleep Play, makes titles exclusively for the PS3.
He has often stated his preference for Sony's machine in the past but when Destructoid posted an article about this subject, site members made some relatively hostile, ill-informed comments...which is never a good idea when dealing with Jaffe. He responded promptly at his Twitter page:
"Holy f**k, Destructoid Xbox only owners out in full force against me. WTF? I can't have an opinion? It's not that we would not LOVE to have our games in every home in the world...even the ones w/out electricity. F**k it- we don't care! It's just that we value our relationship with Sony very, very much. They give us extra time to make the game great, lots of creative and marketing and business support. And we like the people over there tons; they are like family. Why is it so hard to understand we'd like 2 stay in that kind of working relationship?"
He later clarified that his words weren't an attack on Destructoid; in fact, he likes the site just fine. It was just a matter of responding to statements he didn't take kindly to, and we suppose he's perfectly entitled. Some designers just feel more comfortable with certain hardware; that's the way things are. Jaffe has a long - and prolific - history with Sony, so it shouldn't be any surprise that he feels comfortable working with them on most any project.
We won't be commenting further on the situation. It has pretty well dried up...let's just say, like developers, certain sites are on different wavelengths.
11/30/2010 9:15:33 PM Ben Dutka