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David Jaffe Leaving Eat Sleep Play After Twisted Metal

Designer downplays reported casual future, but confirms eventual departure.

David Jaffe joined Giant Bomb for one of its many reaaaaaally long podcasts this past E3.
David Jaffe joined Giant Bomb for one of its many reaaaaaally long podcasts this past E3.

David Jaffe will leave Eat Sleep Play after the latest Twisted Metal is finished, according to comments by the designer on Twitter.

The initial report on Jaffe and Eat Sleep Play came from The Salt Lake City Tribune, which reported both Jaffe and Eat Sleep Play would technically be parting ways, but both pursuing casual games.

Jaffe downplayed the characterization of his future career as a casual game designer on Twitter.

“Talking2peeps about some big, huge next gen game ideas I'd love for us2make, as well as cool stuff in the browser space (action oriented, gamer centric)& a few things in between,” he said.

In essence, it appears that very little groundwork has been laid for Jaffe’s life after Eat Sleep Play, only that he’ll continue to work on Twisted Metal following its launch, but will move on soon after.

Jaffe also clarified there are still no plans to produce downloadable content for Twisted Metal.

“We're totally supporting game post launch with balance tweaking, tuning, and bug crunching, he said. “But I've been saying for a YEAR there was no DLC planned. But the team- me included- is still cranking on TM post launch.”

Twisted Metal launches next week.

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