David Jaffe is one of the greatest characters in videogame history but this latest story actually makes me feel a little sad for him.
When interviewed by Eurogamer instead of his usual foul mouthed tirade he actually sounds a little dejected about how well Twisted Metal is going to do and the treatment he is receiving from Sony.
I first saw the new Twisted Metal at E3 last year and I have to admit that I didn’t really get it. It seemed fun and all but nothing like the level of an Uncharted, Gears of War or Skyrim.
And he seems to think that Sony think the same when he says
There are guys (In Sony) who get it, but there are just as many other people who go â€˜I don’t really get it – is this something we really want to be promoting at the same level as say, Uncharted 3?
But while that’s understandable what does surprise me is that they haven’t even been approached about making a PS Vita version of the game which leads me to believe that Sony doesn’t think it’s going to be big enough to justify the costs involved.
As to where it is on the Vita, probably if it’s a big hit we’re going to do it,
Nobody has talked to us, so it’s not like â€˜I can’t talk about that’ – that’s usually what you say when it’s in development. Nobody has talked to us
Since it was the crowning moment at Sony’s press conference last year you would have thought it was really high on Sony’s list but apparently it’s been dropping over the last year and now it’s being left to it’s own devices. Basically let’s see how it goes and if it does well then we’ll invest more else it’s going to be the end of an era.
So what do you think, would you be sad to see this as the end of the Twisted Metal idea or has Sony got it spot on and this is no longer relevant to our timeâ€¦
Last Updated: June 15, 2011