David Jaffe tosses the stick into the anthill again and bluntly comments on the current situation in the gaming industry. The creator of the God of War series and the father of Twisted Metal in a few strong words commented on the situation of Starfield’s delay.
Bethesda yesterday delayed the premieres of Starfield and Redfall , which caused a great stir among fans of the Xbox brand and even many PlayStation fans willingly commented on the situation. At the end of the day, even the head of the Xbox brand decided to comment on the change of release dates .
Quite unexpectedly, the words of Phil Spencer were commented by David Jaffe, author of the God of War and Twisted Metal series. The developer is no longer associated with the PlayStation brand, so he willingly speaks on various topics – Jaffe was furious at the words of Spencer, who emphasized that “quality and consistency” is expected from developers, so the developers of these games were given additional time to refine their titles.
“You suck, Phil Spencer. You are me when I was 28. I knew I could design, I knew I could have commercial ideas at least at that time, my brain was directly plugged into the zeitgeist. It took me all of seven, eight, nine months to realise I could not produce a game at all, let alone a game that I was also directing… it allowed me to realise there are things we’re good at, even great at, and things we’re not.”
“Go get some therapy, Phil Spencer. You’re not good at this part. You’re just not, you don’t get to be that guy… dude, this is not a one off.”
David Jaffe criticized Phil Spencer’s approach and his work as the head of the Xbox brand, and although he confirmed in the following words that the Microsoft representative is a “visionary”, Spencer is said to be unable to manage.
“Do not fire Phil Spencer. Phil Spencer is a visionary, I love his vision for Game Pass, and if someone can get the man out of his own way, he could be tip of the sword of leading an absolutely wonderful for gamers and the artform, disruptive movement. But if he can’t get out of his own way and hire someone who knows how to manage development…”
“You’re this close Phil Spencer, your plan is sound, your infrastructure when it comes to these studios is sound, it’s great – [but] you can’t manage. You just can’t do it.”