Eat Sleep Play to focus on iOS games, David Jaffe expected to exit

David Jaffe “is expected to leave” Eat Sleep Play, the development house he co-founded in 2007, according to a report in The Salt Lake City Tribune, as the studio will be moving on to iPhone and iPad development after the launch of the PS3-only Twisted Metal.

“It’s a platform that is in our pockets almost 24/7. It’s kind of the size and types of games we’re playing,” says ESP’s other co-founder, Scott Campbell. “You can certainly reach a lot more people. That’s pretty exciting for us.”

According to the piece, Jaffe’s next venture will include the casual space, though that’s something Jaffe himself says is “highly exaggerated.”

“He’s excited to go into the casual space as well,” Campbell said, referring to Jaffe. “He’s got some projects that he’s excited about. So we’re kind of going down two separate paths.”

Twisted Metal will be out in the US next week, on February 14. Europe gets it on March 7.