David Jaffe, co-founder of Eat Sleep Play and former SCEA Santa Monica Studios Game Director/Designer, has declared his studio's upcoming PS2 game Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition to be much more than a port of the original PSP game.
"Eat Sleep Play is a lot of things, but one thing it's not is a 'port house','" posted Jaffe on PlayStation.Blog in a pre-emptive move to possible criticism over the PSP to PS2 port Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition.
"But then we started talking and thinking and wondering: what if we could make it so much more? What if we could just stuff the thing to the brim with bonus features and new levels and updated graphics and really give the Twisted Metal franchise a fantastic send-off on the PlayStation 2? And when we thought about it like that, we got really excited," he added.
To that end Jaffe feels he and the team at Eat Sleep Play have "succeeded" and to boot the whole experience of bringing the game to PS2 has been great fun.
"I thought I was burnt out on the whole franchise but the second I sat down to design, it was like coming home," said Jaffe. "It's been so much fun! So there she is. Our first game from EAT SLEEP PLAY! Our love letter to Twisted Metal fans old and new."
Twisted Metal: Head-On: Extra Twisted Edition is scheduled for release in spring 2008.