Famed Playstation developer David Jaffe may seem like an odd choice for guest developer for our in-game podcast about the Xbox 360’s Gears of War 2.
We actually did invite Gears developer Cliff Bleszinski, but his handlers said he was too busy. But Jaffe certainly wasn’t some sort of alternate or sub, as the head of his relatively new studio, Eat, Sleep, Play and the lead designer of God of War for the Playstation 2, Jaffe knows his stuff. He also surprised quite a few people recently when he called Gears of War 2 not only the best game of the year, but the best looking console game he’s ever played.
Jaffe solidifies his position as one of Kotaku’s favourite developers in this podcast where he discusses what he likes about Gears, how God of War 3 will compare and his take on the Playstation 3’s successes and failures in 2008.
Despite being exclusive to Sony, Jaffe even talked about his interest in developing a Wii title.
The famously outspoken developer also talks about the ups and downs of blogging on his own site and how he too missed prom. We almost even got him to spill some beans on his next big project for the Playstation 3, but it sounds like we’re going to have to wait for an update on his blog for that.
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