TVGB: Following reports today that Eat, Sleep, Play co-creator David Jaffe was leaving the developer, the man himself has issued a statement on Twitter.
mah goldberg the god of war 3 director is better
did you mean Stig Asmussen? every GOW director is a pure talent
Nothing but respect for Stig Asmussen
I think that God of War III was the weekest of all God of War Games. Yes, even the PSP-versions. OK, maybe it is a little better than Chains of Olympus, but they totally lost track of a good story arc and character in God of War III. Sure, the graphics were amazing, and they kicked brutality through the roof, but storywise? And also who thought that after 4 Games it was a great idea to lock the magic to the weapon and also why do we have 3 times the same weapon just with a different paint job. So as far as i am concerned the director of the third part was the worst so far. Both Jaffe and Barlow and whoever was responsible at ReadyAtDawn did a better job.
I completely agree.
I have to agree. I am a massive fan of the GOW series and don't get me wrong GOW3 is still amazing, but it is by far story wise the worst of the 5 games. Absolutely the best looking game on any platform imho though.
gow 3 was the best in the series. The best ps3 exclusive IMO.
@stevenhiggster "Absolutely the best looking game on any platform" 0_0 Really? This game is the best looking out of all of the games released on 360, PS3, AND PC? Not really. It looks great, no doubt about it, but "ABSOLUTELY THE BEST"? Nah. Prettier games have come out since 2010, man.
GOW3 bossfights > any other GOW boss fight period!! GOW3 opening > any other GOW opening period!! GOW 3 is freaking amazing period!
GOW 3 is god of games!!! the epic boss fight that is.
@mynameisevil Any examples? cause I can't think of any. Only 2 that even come close are Crysis 2 and BF3 and only their PC versions, and maybe Uncharted 3.
Goldberg? The hell are you talking about? David Jaffe, Cory Barlog and Stig Asmussen have their unique directing approach respectively.
Don't know how I know this, but Goldberg is a WWE wrestler that looks similar to Stig Asmussen in appearance.
at least he finished twisted metal so we can enjoy his hopefully master piece.
Why dont you get your arse out the house and develop games with a team, instead of over Skype.
He is, he's forming a new studio to do just that. Try and keep up.
Something tells me the mafia was involved with that disagree... Or at least half of it...
Reading is hard for you, huh? Look at the other articles and you'll see he's making a new studio.
Thats what Eat Sleep Play was meant to be. He wanted to make smaller games. But cause he was the boss, he thought he could just work at home.
I played the twisted metal demo and now i have a full understanding why he's leaving. If the Demo is any indication of the quality of the full product then i can understand the layoffs and selling out for ipad and smart phone bullshit games. I think Jeff put a lot of pressure on himself due to how out spoken he is and desire for attention on the internet. The PS2 days are over his blog ranting has finally collided with ego and ability to make next gen games. I assume his company waved the white flag regarding making hardcore next gen games and sold out for smart phones and tablets. If you talk shit about this and that on the net to your peers and consumers, when its time to put up you better deliver lol.
the demo is awesome
I totally fell back into my old Twisted Metal: Black playing style after a few rounds. The demo was awesome. It did take a few rounds to get used to it though cause there aren't really any other games out there right now like it. It's not like some of the other online games where anyone can jump on and dominate, which is why some people won't like it (and yes, that was a shot at CoD). This game takes skill, not luck
The online pass portion, not so much.
Wtf Spen? LMFAO are you delusional? Anyway, does he or sony own the twisted metal rights?
If your question is still un answered, Sony owns the rights. They allowed Eat sleep play to make the title, but still own all rights. If Twisted metal does well they will simply give another studio it to make a second.
The demo was good, but it felt like the old TM games with better graphic textures. I'm not looking for a revamp of gameplay or anything, but with the technology available for games these days they could have done more. I feel like the maps could be bigger, or something different could be done with the maps. Maybe some destruction of the vehicle? IDK, just feels like with the power the consoles have now that this should have been a $20 or $30 PSN title or something.
Sony should just give him an office at Sony Santa Monica with no official title and let him work on games like JP in Grandma's Boy... Just let the man make be his own boss and we end up with awesome games... He already said a few months back that he wants to make a game that combines God of War and Metriod (even though Darksiders already exists)
I have a question, do 2nd party studios get paid upfront or do they get paid according to sales performance of their game?
Depends on if it's a contract job or not. I.e. ORC is a contract job, most aren't.
Multiplat dev maybe?
Possible, but not likely. Sony's been so good to him over the years and he's stated how much he like them. One way, though, would be an Insomniac situation where a publisher hired him on a multi game contract
I liked the demo. To bad you didn't. Just don't buy it. Simple isn't it?
He doesn't seem to stick around long. Has he stayed at a studio for more than one game?
He probably makes much much more money that way, instead of a salary type deal. Plus he may like the challenge of being an entrepreneur.
If I owned and opened a studio and asked them all a question and the conclusion was to go from real games to crapware, I'd lay off the people that didn't vote in that direction and then quit myself too. Get those people out of the hell hole, pick them up when i create a real studio again, and go back to real games. After Twisted Metal I was ready to become a fan of Eat Sleep Play, like I was of Insomniac, but come on Iphone crap? They couldn't even jump to PlayStation Suite for PS Vita and Xperia Play, and instead go to Iphone "games"....come on.
sad to see Jaffe go, why couldn't he just go to them? Seemed like he was one of the few honest bright spots that kept things interesting... Glad for Twisted Metal and God of War...and Calling All Cars for the while it lasted
ESP is in Utah. He lives in San Diego, and doesn't want to live in Utah. . He has already stated he is going to open a new studio in San Diego so he can be more hands on. . I wouldn't be surprised at all if he does a new IP, and SCE publishes it.
i really don't care. the new twisted metal sucks unfortunately.
thats usually not a good sign for the game if one of the guys who actually was a main part of the team leaves, just look at what happened when that hayden guy who made the force unleashed and was promoting the hell out of part 2 left just before release and look how that ended up (i know it wasn't the greatest game to begin with but it had a lot of potential especially story wise which he wrote) an unfinished mess. same with that bodycount game the main guy who designed and everything left half way through development. and i think its down to the publishers taking away the creative control from these people (or they're getting better offers elsewhere lol).
Or MegaMan Legends 3. After Keiji Inafune, Capcom canceled both games, The demo & the game, even though the demo was like 100% playable, since Nintendo Power played it and a few other gaming mags
Havent played the new TM demo yet... doesnt seem like my cup of coffee, but who knows I'll download it tonight and try it
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