Twisted Metal: Head-On ported from PSP to PS2 this Christmas; New Eat Sleep Play studio PS3 and PSP games coming in 2008
Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced an exclusive game development deal with Eat, Sleep, Play, a new software development company formed by legendary game creators David Jaffe and Scott Campbell. Under the agreement, Eat, Sleep, Play is signed on for a multi-year, multi-title deal to create titles for the PlayStation family of products, with the first slated for release in 2008.
In addition to the multi-year, multi-title deal to create titles for the PlayStation family of products, the company will also be creating Twisted Metal: Head-On for PlayStation 2, which is scheduled to be released this winter. Twisted Metal: Head-On will feature lost levels from the never released Twisted Metal: Black Part II and a documentary on the series.
David Jaffe talked about the racing-combat game and the deal with Sony on his blog: “We have a 3 game console/handheld exclusive deal with Sony and hope to have our first original game out sometime in 2008. In the meantime, weâ€™ll be putting out a port of Twisted Metal: Head On this Xmas season. The port- going from PSP to PS2- is pretty cool for a port because:
* It has the original Head-On title but itâ€™s now running at 60fps and has higher resolution textures as well as some gameplay tweaks.
* It has 5-7 levels from the never released Twisted Metal Black: Part II.
* It has a documentary on the history of the series.
* It might include an art book.
Based in Utah, Eat, Sleep, Play is a newly formed company founded by David Jaffe, a former creative director for SCEA’s Santa Monica Studios; and Scott Campbell, the founder of Incognito Entertainment, a dedicated development studio also under the SCEA Santa Monica Studios banner. Jaffe is perhaps best known as the co-creator and game director behind the multi-million PlayStation platform franchises Twisted Metal on PS one & PlayStation 2 and God of War on PlayStation 2. Campbell, a long-time collaborator with Jaffe and co-creator of the Twisted Metal titles, is currently receiving industry praise for Incognito’s PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3)-exclusive online air and ground combat game Warhawk. Additionally, Jaffe and Campbell recently collaborated efforts on Calling All Cars, a popular exclusive downloadable title for PLAYSTATION Network.
In conjunction with today’s news, SCEA confirmed that the core members of the Incognito team responsible for Warhawk will remain within the SCEA Santa Monica Studios fold, headed up by Dylan Jobe, and will continue to produce content for this highly-anticipated title. Jobe, game director for Warhawk, is known for his work on the popular hit titles War of the Monsters and Twisted Metal: Black for PlayStation 2.
“We are extremely pleased to be working with David and Scott and supporting them in their new endeavor,” said Shuhei Yoshida, senior vice president, product development, SCEA. “Through hit after hit, they have established themselves as two of the most talented individuals this industry has ever seen, and I look forward to seeing what kind of further gaming innovation they can bring to the PlayStation brand through our new development deal.”
And you can watch David Jaffe explain his new development studio and the games they have planned himself in this new video interview from Comic-Con 2007.