God of War and Twisted Metal man David Jaffe’s next endeavor is a free-to-play title, the creator has revealed.
More precisely, he’s working on a “free-to-play, browser-based, third-person shooter” and, by the sounds of it, has much love for the business model.
He’s explained to GI: “I love the instant-on, I love the low to no barrier of entry to get all kinds of people to jump in and play, I love the fact that you’re sitting there at lunch and can play for five minutes or you can get sucked in and play for three hours. You don’t have to sit there and power up your f—— machine and go through legal screens and load screens and load the game. I know that sounds kind of petty but when you think of all the distractions and fragmentation of entertainment today, for me that’s kind of a pain. I’ll choose to do other things rather than sit down and load up a triple-A game unless it’s super, super special.”
It’s not all sunshine, however. Some parts of F2P the man outright “hates”.
“I hate how it’s like the tail wagging the dog and it’s the business model and all about getting people to pay [with more micro-transactions]. You can listen to developers all day long tell you it’s not pay to win, but you know, it kind of is pay to win. I’m not saying they’re evil or they’re lying – but one of the things they like to say is pay with your time or pay with your money. Well both of those are really s—–.”
No further details on his shooter have been revealed just yet. We’ll have to wait it out.