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David Jaffe interview, more downloadable games coming

David Jaffe, the revered designer of God of War and the more recent, Calling All Cars, delivers some interesting banter via an interview with Three Speech. He says the difficulty of developing a title like Calling All Cars was the inability to rely "on old tricks" to alleviate the obviousness in areas with weaker game play. In regards to arcade titles, he says "if [the] core gaming isn't working, you have nowhere to hide." Near the tail-end of the interview, when asked if he has any more ideas planned for more downloadable games, Jaffe says his team is "in the design phase with two and three." Hmmm ... Calling All Cars 2 and 3? Or maybe a redesigned remake of the original Twisted Metal? Hey, we'd buy it.

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1. Twisted Metal would be awesome. We used to play that game relentlessly. I recently bought it somewhere and put it in. Looks horrible. Hope it goes next-gen!

Posted at 3:09PM on May 17th 2007 by John

2. YEA MORE GAMES... NOW!

Posted at 3:09PM on May 17th 2007 by Trapper

3. To quote a story on PS3FB 2 days ago regarding TM:

No word on exactly who will retain the rights to either Warhawk or Twisted Metal after the deal is done. More to come on this as it develops.

So...have you confirmed that DJ 'could' make TM or is it still up iin the air?

Posted at 3:19PM on May 17th 2007 by Kspraydad

4. Sony has the rights to both games to my knowledge. When Singletrac split from Sony...the former made Rogue Trip (published by midway) while Sony relocated the responsibilites of the TM series onto 989.
I also think it is very unlikely that the RUMOUR from the other day has much foundation.
Sony Santa Monica and Incognito seem to work very closely together. I can only see this as doing a lot of harm the internal development process.

As for the story I really hope that experienced designers exploit the freedom the Network offers, in it's early days at least, so we don't see too many sequels.

Posted at 3:44PM on May 17th 2007 by Sammy

5. First game? Uh, no. Try Twisted Metal 2. I don't think the first one would transition well, even with better graphics.

And for a company that's lacking badass exclusives, Sony sure is taking their sweet time with Twisted Metal. If they ARE working on a TM game, they seriously messed up an opportunity to make an announcement. I don't think too many people are going to care when E3 hits, and the internet floods with gameplay impressions, previews, and announcements.

Posted at 4:37PM on May 17th 2007 by Next-Gen-Gamer

6. I am dying to know what two titles he is working on now. Anyone know?

All my friends and I love Calling all cars. Even called off a night of drinking at the pub for drinking at home and playing it split screen.

Posted at 7:46PM on May 17th 2007 by dontlikeitmodit

7. ^Wha!?

Posted at 5:33PM on May 21st 2007 by Justin

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