Jaffe says a lot of cool things and is usually pro-consumer. His latest statements prove this point well. He said that he doesn’t want an online pass for Twisted Metal. Considering most of the Sony games have PSN pass, he probably doesn’t have much of a choice here.
“I know that we have been asked to look into some code work for it but I don’t believe that a decision has been made at this point. Or if it has been made it has not been shared with me yet,” he said.
“I’d actually prefer that we don’t do it, even though it’s probably good business, only because we have such a mountain to climb in terms of gaining people’s good faith, especially in Europe, and really letting people know that this is a title that’s worth getting excited about.”
He said he wants the fans to appreciate his game rather than go for sales. He also said that it’s up to Sony to decide whether the game comes with a PSN pass or not. Which I think it will.
“I’m okay with the fact that we might lose sales on this first game if, because of it, we generate a lot of fans that otherwise wouldn’t have played the game. The online is so much the bread and butter of this game, so I’m okay with it because it means we’re setting ourselves up for a possible return to the franchise one day.”
“It’s not my call and I’d totally understand if Sony as a company said ‘Look, this is a mandate that permeates all of our titles. We’re not making selective choices’. Those are decisions that I’m no longer privy to as I don’t work for Sony any more.”
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