Jaffe: I'm opening a new studio

Jaffe: I'm opening a new studio

By Rob Crossley

February 7th 2012 at 5:19PM

'I have zero plans to make games like Farmville and Angry Birds'

David Jaffe, the outspoken co-creator of God of War and other hit PlayStation titles, has announced plans to open a new studio in San Diego.

Earlier it was revealed that Jaffe would be departing from Eat Sleep Play as the studio restructures to build smaller digital games across iPhone and other casual platforms.

“I will be opening a game studio here in San Diego because I really miss internal game development,” Jaffe said on his personal Twitter account.

“But if I may clear this up: I was not laid off [at Eat Sleep Play]. I co-own the company,” he added.

“I'm leaving because – again – games are just getting too big to direct from 300 miles away and I miss the day-to-day work with a team.”

In a series of messages to his followers, Jaffe denied rumours that he was going to focus work on casual games.

“I have zero plans to make games like Farmville and Angry Birds. I never said what I was doing after Eat Sleep Play.”

He added that he has “some big, huge next gen game ideas I'd love us to make, as well as cool stuff in the browser space”, but admitted, “I have no idea what game we'll make yet. Could be iPhone, could be next gen console.”