The Playstation and Me: David Jaffe, Part 3

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[Laughter]  OK, that’s all I’ll ask about that. So my last question is, the rest of the year, what are you looking forward to? What can you not wait for to come out?

I have such a backlog. I’m just now getting to Splinter Cell Conviction. And I am almost finished with that. I’ve been up for the last three nights till 2 a.m. finishing it up.

Great game.

Yeah. I love it. Absolutely love it. I haven’t even cracked open Red Dead Redemption yet. So I’ve got so many games to finish. I’m a huge Gears of War fan, so I’m looking forward to the third one when that comes out. Halo: Reach, I’m looking forward to a lot. I kind of was never a huge Halo fan, but I have been seeing some really great multiplayer matches that they’ve put online, and it looks like great, kind of old-school fun. And, not old-school like I’m giving it a backhanded compliment. As much as Infinity Ward should be proud for what they’ve achieved in terms of Modern Warfare‘s success and adding sort of an RPG element to shooters, it really kind of lost something for me in terms of multiplayer shooting. I look at the new Halo, and it seems to be kind of getting back to that. I’m really excited to see that. What does Sony have coming out this Christmas?

A bunch of Move stuff, SOCOM 4. What else?

Yes. Oh you know what it is, it’s MotorStorm Apocalypse. It’s not this Christmas, but I’m looking forward to it. A new Motor Storm. I love Motor Storm.

But it sounds like you’ve got a significant backlog to deal with, in the meantime.

I have so many games I really am just now getting around to. We’re certainly not finished with Twisted Metal by a long shot, we have tons to do. But it’s kind of at that point now where I have a little bit of breathing room to sort of start going, OK, what do I want to do next? And what does [Jaffe’s development studio] Eat Sleep Play want to do next? A lot of it is now I’m having the time to go back and play a lot of the games I missed, to sort of go, OK, what’s the state of the industry? It’s been awhile since I’ve really gamed more than just little bite-sized pieces just to kind of stay relevant.

I’d throw Alan Wake on there if you don’t have it already.

Oh, I do have it. I’m looking at my pile. I’ve got Alan Wake, Heavy RainBattlefield: Bad Company 2, Mass Effect 2, No More Heroes 2, Red Dead Redemption, and Red Steel 2. That’s my pile right now.

We’d like to thank David Jaffe for taking the time out to talk to Techland. Tomorrow, we’ll be running an interview with Ted Price, head of Insomniac. If you want to find out how the studio responsible for the Spyro the Dragon, Ratchet & Clank and Resistance franchises got in tight with Sony, come back in 24 hours.

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