Jaffe quits ESP, “casual” future claim is “exaggerated”

By Patrick Garratt
7 February 2012 13:26 GMT

David Jaffe to leave Eat, Sleep, Play, according to a report on the Salt Lake City Tribune, but the developer has said Scott Campbell’s assertion he’s to move into the “casual space” is misleading.

David Jaffe is to leave Eat, Sleep, Play (ESP), company co-founder, Scott Campbell has said, to pursue the creation of casual games.

The news comes after ESP laid off eight employees last week as it finishes its Twisted Metal and “transitions from producing console titles to mobile games,” according to the SLCT report.

“He’s excited to go into the casual space as well,” Campbell said of Jaffe. “He’s got some projects that he’s excited about. So we’re kind of going down two separate paths.”

Jaffe’s pushed back on the claim, speaking on his Twitter account.

T”he rumors of me making casual games post TM – as many of you define them – are highly exaggerated,” he said.

Jaffe is a well known developer, having been a designer on God of War and God of War II, and is notorious for his four letter tirades towards the press.

Twisted Metal will release for PS3 on February 14.

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