After Twisted Metal has been released Eat Sleep Play co-founder David Jaffe will leave the company he helped create. Earlier rumors suggested that Jaffe was leaving the company to form a team to develop social and mobile games on iOS, but were later shot down by the outspoken developer.
Jaffe later confirmed via Twitter he was in fact founding a studio in San Diego to get back to frontline development, but denied that he was moving into the casual space. Jaffe said that he has "zero plans to make games like Farmville and Angry Birds." The news was revealed by Jaffe's business partner Scott Campbell during an interview in the Salt Lake City Tribune where he talked about iOS game development:
"It's a platform that is in our pockets almost 24/7," Campbell said of iOS devices. "It's kind of the size and types of games we're playing. You can certainly reach a lot more people. That's pretty exciting for us."
Campbell went on to suggest that Jaffe might be moving on to the iOS market as well, saying that his interests were also in the 'casual' market, but with a different approach than Eat Sleep Play's.
"He's excited to go into the casual space as well," Campbell added when asked about the future of Jaffe. "He's got some projects that he's excited about. So we're kind of going down two separate paths."
While Jaffe gently pushed back on some of the things Campbell said in the interview he did not deny his exit after Twisted Metal's release:
"The rumors of me making casual games post TM- as many of you define them- are highly exaggerated," wrote Jaffe on his blog.