David Jaffe on the Future of Gaming

God of War creator David Jaffe provided an interesting interview with 1up this week giving lots of his opinions on the future of this generation's consoles. Unsurprisingly he is very positive towards Sony, but in general, this is a very insightful and open interview. He claims that the PS3 is too expensive, that he can't get hold of a Wii anywhere, and that in 10 years time there could just be one console left in the race.

Speaking about first and third party titles Jaffe said "As a gamer, I kind of miss the 'you can only get it on this system.' There's kind of an excitement that was about that back up until recently. With this new hardware, though, that idea is seems to be going away. Is it really all going to come down to first party now? Or it ultimately going to come to one system? 'Cause 10 years from now there's going to be one system because there's so much more third party software than first party software from any hardware manufacturer. It may not be feasible to make it the war of the first party or the war of the exclusives."

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what in idiot (man i hope i don't get another warning increase for this) but the interviewer really had no clue of how to start it off i just closed it hands dor for jaffe, cool guy

Once again the interview does NOT begin with Luke Smith asking David Jaffe "Did SCEA send Resistance out to die?". There is plenty of talk about Jaffe's new Sony Online download title Calling All Cars.

You have to approach the interview from a starting point which understands the people involved. Luke Smith is a jaded prick who LOVES to hit people with hard questions they usually don't answer. David Jaffe has Sony's wang forever up his arse. Start there, watch the latest 1Up Show, and THEN watch the GameVideos link.

Aahz said,
Once again the interview does NOT begin with Luke Smith asking David Jaffe "Did SCEA send Resistance out to die?". There is plenty of talk about Jaffe's new Sony Online download title Calling All Cars.

You have to approach the interview from a starting point which understands the people involved. Luke Smith is a jaded prick who LOVES to hit people with hard questions they usually don't answer. David Jaffe has Sony's wang forever up his arse. Start there, watch the latest 1Up Show, and THEN watch the GameVideos link.

Up his arse? Did you even WATCH the video? And have you seen the one where he tells a Sony PR guy to go feck himself?

The interview was only mildly refreshing in terms of honesty.

Luke tried to wax philosophical about launches, the lack of hardware available, and the fact that good-great games get sent out to basically die, at least in the near-term, and Jaffe really revealed his lack of industry comprehension with that look and stutter of bewilderment.

Really? I thought the question was asked not really expecting an answer at all, what a way to start off an interview though. I'm suprised that he got any answers at all after a opening question like that.

cashman said,
Really? I thought the question was asked not really expecting an answer at all, what a way to start off an interview though. I'm suprised that he got any answers at all after a opening question like that.

He didn't start off the interview with it. They teased that question at the end of the 1UpShow and told you to go to gamevideos for the rest. The lead was mostly about Calling All Cars and some general stuff and then Luke just decides the interview has progressed to a point to try and 'nail' Jaffe.

Luke really did word it as an attack but ANYONE who even remotely understands console launches can understand what it means to send a launch game out to die.