Jaffe: Twisted Metal PS3 Was A "Business Decision"
When the chips are down, you stick to your guns, if only to reclaim the chance to take another risk. Nothin' wrong with that, Dave.
Twisted Metal is on the way and fans have waited over a decade for the great franchise to return to the PlayStation console. But believe it or not, creator and Eat Sleep Play co-founder David Jaffe says he's "ashamed" how that project came to be-
In speaking to GamingUnion at E3, Jaffe admitted that the decision to start working on a new Twisted Metal was more of a "business decision" than anything else. Why? Well...the new studio's first project, Calling All Cars didn't exactly hit hard. Said Jaffe:
"I regret... I'm ashamed of the way we greenlit Twisted Metal. I'm ashamed that I didn't stick to my guns more and say, 'Yeah, we got knocked down [with Calling All Cars] and it wasn't a hit, but we still want to do something original like that. Let's wipe your bloody noses and get back in the fight'. I am ashamed that I didn't have the balls to continue and instead said, 'Well, we know we can have a hit with Twisted Metal, so let's make a great game with that'."
They started TM as a downloadable title for the Network but as they continued to work on it, Jaffe and Co. realized how much they still loved the franchise. Hence, the big ol' PS3 game we now expect on October 4. But Jaffe is obviously a little unhappy with himself for "taking the easy way out," so-to-speak.
That ain't selling out. That's giving us what we've wanted for years, damnit!
Related Game(s): Twisted Metal
6/24/2011 8:59:48 PM Ben Dutka