Jaffe defends his preference on developing exclusively for Playstation 3

David Jaffe posted a response to some of the Destructoid commentators who weren’t happy with him saying that he prefers developing exclusively for the Playstation 3 more so than reaching an expanded audience with multiple platforms.

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deadreckoning6662515d ago (Edited 2515d ago )

No need. Its Jaffe's preference. He has nothing to defend.

TheLastGuardian2515d ago (Edited 2515d ago )

Jaffe, why even acknowledge those trolls? They're beneath you. If I was a developer I would only work on PS3 exclusives too.

Twisted Metal will be GOTY 2011 and it's only on PS3. nuff said.

-MD-2515d ago

-"Twisted Metal will be GOTY 2011"


-"and it's only on PS3"

Yeah that's a shame but I'll live I guess.

Silver3602515d ago (Edited 2515d ago )

they paid him, helped give him his start, and financed his own studio. why the hell shouldn't he be loyal? dude is just himself leave it alone.

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rroded2515d ago

whats funny here is that the man has worked with them for years its nothing unusual its called loyalty it comes form a shared respect something i know you ms fans have a hard time understanding. but if you treat people with respect you might get some back...

pwneddemocrat2515d ago

Did he hurt your little feelings sunshine?

darthv722515d ago

Developers can have their reasons for developing a game on either an exclusive platform or multiplatform. No fault there.

Some have expressed their interest in developing on another only to revert to what they know best. No fault there either.

It is when the gamers throw in their fanboyish POV at what is being said as if to twist it around to make it appear a dev is trash talking one platform or another is where I find fault.

Some devs are twisted like that and WILL trash talk another platform. Others will not and those are the ones that should be respected. They have a preference but wont stoop to the fanboy level of making fun of the other platform.

Insomniac has expressed interest in developing for other platforms which is great. If Jaffe doesnt then that is his own right for what is best for his company. These guys know how to express themselves so not to burn any bridges down the road.

Others...not so much.

KrebStar2514d ago

You're right Lightsaber, he should definitely work on his eriting.

Bathyj2514d ago

Jaffe, love your work. Probably your blogs as much as your games.

Sony are obviously the best publishers in the world, everyone always says how supportive and understanding they are.

You think PD could have spent what they did and took the time they did with EA or Activision? Hell GT would be a yearly game and suck because of it.

Plus Sony know these guys are builder making houses, they're ARTISTS creating art. They need to be let be to create.

Denethor_II2514d ago

@Bathyj "You think PD could have spent what they did and took the time they did with EA or Activision? Hell GT would be a yearly game and suck because of it."
You have pretty much summed up the difference between Sony, and everybody else. This is why they produce quality, and why you will always have opposition against the PlayStation brand. Anyone with a PlayStation product, will always have someone saying they have a cheaper alternative that's better.

HolyOrangeCows2514d ago

"And Sterling is actually a great voice of no b******t game journalism that I really respect a lot. He calls BS on a lot of hyperbolistic crap and I love that about his work"

My respect for Jaffe is up another level.

rdgneoz32514d ago


He can "write" more than 2 sentences without cussing.

"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?" - 4 without cussing :P

Also, nice to see developers with loyalty in this day and age.

OhReginald2514d ago


Well he is from Alabama...

XabiTheHumble2514d ago

@Murderdolls don't you have a ps3? how is it a shame if your going to play it anyway?

Vherostar2514d ago

@Kenrocc_42 he doesn't he just borrows one most probably.

Lightsaber2514d ago (Edited 2514d ago )

OhReginald tha explains a lot all they have there is hillbilliies and trailerpack.

pwneddemocrat no but this guys is suppose to be a professional. Instead of acting like one he seem to go out of his way to act like some uneducated idiot off the street

81 disagrees guess that show you what kind of fans the ps3 has low class ones

HxCGamer2514d ago

well the reason I disagreed was that your are calling someone trailer trash, yet at the same time misspelling such a simple word.

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LordMarius2515d ago

He is not defending it, he is just trying to understand why the 360 only owners dont get the message he is trying to get across

oohWii2514d ago (Edited 2514d ago )

I really don't think 360 owners care. Seriously.

Im sure there's those rabid psycos that whine about anything, but generally speaking for the most part 360 owner can care less what Jaffe does.

At least I know I don't.

zeeshan2514d ago

^^^ Yeah, sure you don't. Whatever helps you sleep well big guy :)

InfectedDK2515d ago

Seriously if any developer said that they were happy being 360 exclusive because they had a great relationship with MS I would understand and respect that. Also if the 360 had so many great exclusives like the PS3 does I would have bought one for those games.

xAlmostPro2514d ago

exactly infected..

althought the difference is microsoft tend not to give a crap and just throw a few million at the developers for exclusive/timed exclusivity instead of building good relationships with the companies.. and i wont even talk about the lack of freedom(as seen with valve's latest statements)..

But still like you said if a developer stated 360 is the preference, then be it.. whats to be annoyed about

Christopher2515d ago

Exactly. Ridiculous that certain people in the gaming community demand this sort of response.

All_4_One2515d ago

Exactly. I`ve actually never seen somebody criticize a developer, let alone a highly respected one, about their developing preferences. I didn`t know the community over at Destructoid was like that, pretty embarrassing.

NegativeCreepWA2515d ago (Edited 2515d ago )

Say that to Gabe.

Anyways don't see why anyone would think he would make a multi-plat game he never has before.

cereal_killa2515d ago

All4one there a big difference between the 2 Jaffe was not bashing the 360 in any way in that interview Gabe on the other hand until E3 bash the PS3 system any chance her got.

Jaffes quote

" 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?"

Gabes quotes

"Gabe Newell's not a PS3 man. Why? Two reasons. One is that he's a PC man. Other is that he...well, hates the PS3. Hates it real bad. How bad's real bad? This bad:"

"The PS3 is a total disaster on so many levels, I think it's really clear that Sony lost track of what customers and what developers wanted," said Newell. "

All_4_One2515d ago

True, people gave Gabe a bad time, but then again, he did bash the PS3, and even admitted to it. Jaffe on the other hand, isn`t bashing anything, all he did was express his preferences and people were giving him crap for it, that`s not acceptable.

NegativeCreepWA2514d ago

Yeah, Gabe said some harsh stuff for awhile there. But if thats how he actually felt at the time I respect him for saying it, not many Dev's have the balls to call out a company like that.

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iamtehpwn2515d ago (Edited 2515d ago )

It started with MGS4 and it's still happening.

It's not coming to 360.
It'll never to 360.
If you like Ps3 exclusives so much and you only bought a 360, you should reevaluate your purchasing decisions.

Dig_Dug2515d ago

Nail on the head. PS3 has the best library of exclusives, period. Uncharted 1 and 2, MGS4, GOW3, LBP, GT5, 3D Dot Game Heroes, KZ2, Heavenly Sword, etc etc. There isn't a day that passes that I'm not thankful that I purchased a PS3.

huzzaahh2515d ago

Honestly, I'm tired of everybody saying that the PS3 has the best library of exclusives. I get it already! I don't want people spewing the names of all the games over and over again. It gets really tiring.

I completely agree that the PS3 has the most high quality exclusives, but we don't need to keep hearing it.

rdgneoz32514d ago


Blaspheme, you didn't include Demons' Souls!

xAlmostPro2514d ago

@huzzaahh i think its now a habit due to the fact that for about 2 years straight the ps3 got bashed for lack of games because the 360 launched a year sooner and had a bigger libary.. understandable tbh

you can be proud of your console choice, and the games you play without being a fanboy :)

Vherostar2514d ago

Each for his own I say.. If you are a huge fan of FPS and can't afford a gaming PC go 360 you won't regret it but it will cost in in the long term. If you prefer a more varied gaming experience PS3 is the way to go. Wii si for the casuals and those whoa re still holding onto the past e.g. those who don't want the internet as part of there gaming experience (there's a lot more than you think!)

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Big Frank2514d ago

"No need. Its Jaffe's preference. He has nothing to defend."

He would make more money if he developed exclusively for the 360.

360 owners buy more games. Fact.

If he go go back on his choice he would go exclusive to the 360 as its very likely his games would sell more and i bet he is deeply depressed he pledged allegiance to a console whose owners buy hardly any games.

The shareholders would be happier they are making more money and they are probably asking why the hell he choose to go PS3 exclusive, so yes, he does have a need to defend his choice, he probably had to to these shareholders.

Anyone that disagrees with that statement is nothing but a blind fanboy and a fool.

xxBiG_BoSSxx2514d ago

a couple things wrong with your reply.
1. it is not a fact that 360 owners by more games. the ps3 attach rate was actually higher this year. google it.
2. EAT SLEEP PLAY is not a publicly traded company, so Jaffe does not answer to shareholders.

Also, you seem to be missing the point. For many developers, the games they make are their art. All they want is for their art to be appreciated. Once that happens they're pretty satisfied. A lot of games suffer creatively when expanding markets solely for profit. Money is important, but not always MOST important.

radphil2514d ago (Edited 2514d ago )

@Big Frank

You made it perfectly clear why your account is going downhill.

"If you don't agree with me, then you're not worth listening to!", etc and so forth.

internalbit2514d ago

LOL... and you are not a blind fanboy and a fool ? Go cry moar lol

XabiTheHumble2514d ago

@Big frank is that why ps3 software sales dwarfed 360s last year and is on its way to do it again this year?

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iPad2514d ago

Jaffe- 1
Yamauchi- 1
Trolls- 0

Richard_Hammond2514d ago

I have to agree with you man. I actually laughed when I saw this. Bubblz for u sir!

avengers19782514d ago

I agree, no need to defend his preference... You don't see other devs doing this.

Ravage272514d ago

'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?'

Sony is hands-down the best publisher to work for in the industry if you value your creative freedom - PD,TeamICO,QD,ND,IG,and MM can easily attest to this. There's absolutely nothing wrong with Jaffe's reasoning, he has much more to gain by staying exclusive.

Just ask those boys at NinjaTheory, going multiplatform does NOT guarantee better sales.

RevXM2514d ago

Ninja Theory really got messed up.

No Way2514d ago (Edited 2514d ago )

Okay, so it's Jaffe's preference.. sounds good, all is fine.
Don't quite agree with the concept, could always use more fans.
Anyway, so why can't gamers have preferences without needing to defend?

Why does Jaffe get a slide? Cause he is developer?
Or.. cause it's PS3? Maybe cause he's liked?

No Way2514d ago

Ha, would figure no one would give me an answer.

tacosRcool2514d ago

Why should he have to defend himself? People have their preferences. What about all the other developers that develop for their respective platforms only?

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theonlylolking2515d ago

I would not mind if twisted metal was on PC since it would not hinder the PS3 version but if it came on the xbox 360 then it would be ruined.

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KILLERAPP2515d ago

Just buy a PS3 and stop being cry babies for god sake….

LilMissGoddess2514d ago

so what when a lot of us on n4g do own a 360 and a ps3 we are constantly told, " you don't own a ps3"

so i guess what you trolls think is that since sony's system has been selling better over the last 14 months or so we all just buy one and burn them, and buy another, etc etc. adding to the numbers for sony, but not actually using them lol.

thankful to own both in such a shit economy. i hope i can hang on and continue to support both consoles, that way exclusive or not, DOESN'T MATTER. i also don't need to sit on n4g 24-7 acting like some on here, defending their preference and being a cheerleader for a multi billion dollar company that really doesn't give 2 shits about me, but only my money....

just my observation of many on n4g, i think you know "who" im referring too.......

internalbit2514d ago

your comment "being a cheerleader for a multi billion dollar company that really doesn't give 2 shits about me, but only my money.... "

surely you must be referring to XB360 and Micro Soft?

DeleteThisxx2515d ago

Because they only make one game exclusively for the 360......

thebudgetgamer2515d ago

they released unreal tournament for the ps3.

soundslike2515d ago

lol you can hardly call UT3 on consoles a "release"

I had it on pc and 360...and they didn't even spend 10 minutes to port it correctly.

visualb2515d ago

people never asked him about it?

thebudgetgamer2514d ago

i could be wrong though, and i would gladly take that back if i am.