David Jaffe on why he lied about Twisted Metal PS3
- Posted June 22nd, 2010 at 11:31 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 23 Comments
Eat Sleep Play’s David Jaffe has spilled the beans as to why he continuously denied claims that his studio was developing a new Twisted Metal game for PlayStation 3 in the months leading up to E3.
In a nutshell, Jaffe wanted to ensure that fans were in for a surprise at the Los Angeles-based event, noting that in recent years new titles have either been announced or leaked a few weeks before things kicked off.
Speaking during a chinwag with Joystiq, Jaffe commented: “[E3] used to be about surprises. And it used to be you’d come and you didn’t know what you were going to find on the show floor and that was a big part of the fun and you walk from booth to booth and you just discover stuff.”
“And the last, I don’t know, four or five years everything gets either announced or leaked before and I was just like … Sony called about four months ago and said, ‘Let’s make Twisted a surprise and let’s close the show with it.’”
Of course, this meant Jaffe had to be a little economical with the truth, hence why he continuously shot down any hopes of seeing Twisted Metal at the show:
“I was like, ‘Hell yeah! Let’s do that.’ But it kind of necessitated being kind of sneaky about it. To me giving fans an actual genuine E3 surprise was more valuable to me than sort of being totally honest when people ask me questions,” he added.
Twisted Metal for PS3 is due out in 2011.
- 6:42am EDT - June 22nd, 2010
I Love that Guy...crazy bastard... well to me Twisted Metal was like a surprise Party a week before my birthday...
- 6:54am EDT - June 22nd, 2010
That was definitely a good surprise. I agree with what jaffe said about E3. It almost seems to me that the developers just can't wait to say what they are doing. Infact, more and more titles now I being announced within 1 to even 2 years before it's due, it's ridiculous. Yea, definitely a lack of cool surprises at E3 for quite a few years actually.
- 7:08am EDT - June 22nd, 2010
So I wasn't crazy when I thought the E3 was a bit bland. (It was the first E3 I watched.)
- 7:24am EDT - June 22nd, 2010
Well he didn't surprise me .....
- 7:44am EDT - June 22nd, 2010
he suprised me i didnt think i would ever see the twisted metal franchise again.........now we just need syphon filter to make a comeback
- 7:54am EDT - June 22nd, 2010
@ 5 you mean you want syphon filter on PS3, because syphon filter made a comeback on PSP :)
But on topic. I was too pissed that there was no Agent, Lost Guardian, or when Gabe Newell the a-whole came out he didn't say Left 4 Dead series, and no suprise new franchises, or eight Days or Getaway 3 announced as coming, and lastly the fact that they spent too much time on not announcing a new PSP and on move. Sony's E3 was really dissapointing to me. So when Twisted Metal finally got on, I wasn't really too happy at the moment.
- 8:31am EDT - June 22nd, 2010
@6 well yeah thats what i meant i forgot about the psp game but we do really need a ps3 version
- 8:31am EDT - June 22nd, 2010
marry me Jaffe
- 8:40am EDT - June 22nd, 2010
I agree with jaffe.
- 10:34am EDT - June 22nd, 2010
Well... what do you know? Probably the only time that I will honestly be able to respect a developer for lying to me! How cool is THAT?!?!
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- 11:08am EDT - June 22nd, 2010
syphon filter lolz. @6 but, seriously. i can see why he lied, people need to stop leaking stuff on games. like when MGS4 came out and gamers kept leaking game info out before other gamers even got it before the midnight release. i like surprises. especially in games and storys. so, i don't mind if david jaffe lied about twisted metal on ps3 or not, just as long as it stays on the ps3. I'm starting to like david jaffe.
- 11:08am EDT - June 22nd, 2010
“[E3] used to be about surprises." i think hes right and every sony's first party games should do the same..i dont like to see something on E3 that i have seen before
- 12:20pm EDT - June 22nd, 2010
@4 Judging by the tone of the majority of posts from this guy (under like every vid), he's the closest thing to troll a non troll person can be.
- 12:50pm EDT - June 22nd, 2010
@4 You're just a PSU Troll. He'll it's even in your name. Why do you even bother posting anything? You should at least think of something interesting to say.
@ Jaffe He\'s totally right about the whole E3 not being fun anymore. I remember a few years ago when you had NO IDEA what was going to be shown at E3 and when they announced new games the crowds would go wild. Where as now everything EVERYTHING is leaked before E3. We have nothing to look forward too. Well i\'m just saying they should at least keep a few suprises up their sleeves for the following year.
- 3:13pm EDT - June 22nd, 2010
You know...I just thought of something! This has to be what they're doing to Final Fantasy 7..... Theres no way its going to take 30 years or so to recreate that game. I don't believe that statement for a minute. I so hope they end up anouncing final fantasy 7 at e3 in the years to come......That would be the biggest surprise of al!!!!!!!!!
- 3:14pm EDT - June 22nd, 2010
I hate weak games. Is it wrong to like good games only? I am a SONY fan-boy. If you notice, I only brand GOOD games a WIN! The last twisted metal was GA-HAY! and this will be GA-HAY! They should have made Resistance 3 instead of damn clowns driving cars.
- 3:18pm EDT - June 22nd, 2010
HenryPSN.... don't you ever have anything thats ever good to say. I am beginning to think your an xbot in disguise lol. You're whole 3D argument the other day made you look like a fool. Scientist that thinks theres 300 billion people in the U.S. lol get real. Oh and what I don't understand is why people hate 3D so much when it's an option. It's not like you are forced to buy it. I like the ability to be able to play games in 3D if i choose. I just think your hating cause you can't afford a new 3D TV and you want Obama to redistribute one to you lol
- 4:12pm EDT - June 22nd, 2010
#16 Waoooo, only crap comes out of your mouth.
Twisted metal crap? You Sony fan boy?
I agree with #17, you must be a xbox fan in disguise, and you are not a Sony fan boy, you are a tosser fan boy =)
- 5:18pm EDT - June 22nd, 2010
David Jaffe rocks, nuff said.
- 8:19pm EDT - June 22nd, 2010
I was so surprised when i saw the twisted metal trailer. Long live twisted metal!
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