David Jaffe leaves Eat Sleep Play

Out-spoken (and often hilarious) co-founder of Eat Sleep Play, David Jaffe, is leaving the company.

The report comes in just weeks ahead of the company’s latest title, PS3-exclusive Twisted Metal, getting its Euro release after numerous cuts and edits.

According to Jaffe’s tweets, he wasn’t “laid-off” – as co-owner of the company, that would be a bit weird – but rather because he was finding it too difficult to direct games from 300 miles away.

“I miss the [day-to-day] of working [directly with a] team,” he twote.

The company had recently laid off a few employees, after Twisted Metal launched in the US, which Jaffe described as difficult to do.

From the side of remaining co-owner Scott Campbell, he merely described the situation as “we’re kind of going down two separate paths.”

According to a Salt Lake Tribune report, Eat Sleep Play will be moving on from console gaming to focus on mobile gaming.

Jaffe has made it clear he has no plans on developing social games as was widely reported.

“I have zero plans to make games like FARMVILLE and ANGRY BIRDS. I never said what I was doing post [Twisted Metal].”

Twisted Metal was cleared for a new release date of 7 March 2012 for Europe.

Source: Salt Lake City Tribune; Twitter 1, 2, 3

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