David Jaffe – best known for his work on God of War and Twisted Metal – has a new game in the works. According to him, this will be a purely singleplayer experience that clocks in at “3-4 hours”.
The outspoken game designer took to Twitter in response to a recent interview between GI.Biz and Amy Hennig on the ever-growing scale of AAA games and how they tackle storytelling:
The new game I'm designing is single Player, story based, and designed (and BUDGETED) to be played/completed in 3-4 hours.
Is that the future? Or is that DOA? Dunno. But as a Player, man, that's what I am DYING for these days! :)
— David Jaffe (@davidscottjaffe) April 17, 2019
For now we know very little about Jaffe’s next project in terms of setting, gameplay, or even which platform(s) it is being developed for.
The Barlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency – the awkwardly-named studio he helped to establish back in 2013 – officially closed its doors last year.
This followed the April 2017 launch of the team’s only game, Drawn to Death: an online shooter with a unique hand-drawn style that failed to wow critics and was taken offline last month. The game has also been de-listed from the PlayStation Store.
During his career, Jaffe has also worked on a number of other PlayStation-exclusive games such as the aforementioned Twisted Metal franchise, 2004’s original God of War, and its blockbuster sequel. Some will also remember PS2 futuristic racer, Kinetica, and Call All Cars!.