David Jaffe on Calling All Cars: “I’d call it a mistake”

Thursday, 18 February 2010 05:34 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Jumping ship from the world’s most popular franchise about an exceedingly angry man who kills gods and has threesomes to a small game about smaller cars seemed like something of an odd choice for God of War director David Jaffe. At least, to those of us in the Internet’s ever-vocal peanut gallery.

Turns out, though, that Jaffe regrets it too – just not for the reasons you might expect.

“We made a rookie mistake as a new studio doing smaller games,” said Jaffe during 2010’s DICE summit. “We had a casual theme with a hardcore mechanic on a machine people had paid $500 for. Nothing matched up. If I were going to go back and remake Calling All Cars I would’ve skinned it different.”

“There was this misperception and incorrectness on my part, that you buy this $599 system and bring the same mentality to a $5 game as a $60 game, and that was a mistake,” he added.

It’s ok, Dave. At least you didn’t try something completely off-the-wall – like, oh say, a PSP game that’d make people cry.

Oh, wait. Well, this is awkward.

Thanks, Gamasutra.