David Jaffe, the renowned game designer credited with the creation of PlayStation franchises such as God of War and Twisted Metal, has joined Polish studio Movie Games (Lust for Darkness, Lust for Beyond, The Beast Inside, Drug Dealer Simulator).
He will work as a consultant for the company and will also be given a place on the supervisory board. That means he will participate in the project selection process and supervise development at Movie Games and other studios in the Movie Games family (which recently opened a new one in partnership with Platige Image). In addition, the Polish developer and publisher confirmed that it is open to funding David Jaffe’s new projects.
David Jaffe said in a statement:
I am excited to join the Movie Games family! From weird and blisteringly imaginative gems like Lust From Beyond to fresh and innovative titles like the upcoming War Hospital, Movie Games isn’t afraid to take risks. I’ve found them to be refreshing, excitingly open to exploring new game ideas. Frankly, it reminds me of the early Playstation days, where unique but still commercial ideas were still at the table. In some ways it feels like coming home. Granted, it’s a strange version of home, where everyone but me has accents that make them sound like bad guys in a Bond movie. But still – it’s home after all! And I love it!
Mateusz Wcześniak, CEO of Movie Games, stated:
We are delighted to partner with David Jaffe. It formed some of our fondest gaming memories and the direction the industry would take in the years to come. He is incredibly talented, imaginative and supportive. We believe this is a step towards many new, promising projects for Movie Games, and our partnership could be expanded in the future.
Piotr Gnyp, CMO Movie Games, added:
David Jaffe has created all kinds of games, from triple-A mega hits to ambitious and innovative indies. He is also a popular streamer and has a lot of insight into current game trends. The unique combination of his development experience and connection with gamers makes David a perfect person to recognize the real value of each project and find the best possible solution.
There is also a short video where Jaffe himself explains why he agreed to participate.
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