Jaffe explains Eat, Sleep, Play departure: “Games are getting too big to develop 300 miles away”

Following reports today that Eat, Sleep, Play co-creator David Jaffe was leaving the developer, the man himself has commented on Twitter (in two parts).

“But if I may clear this up,” Jaffe wrote. “I was not laid off. I co-own the company. There were a few lay offs and they were very painful to do for allĀ involved. I’m leaving because- again- games are just getting2big to direct from 300 miles away&I miss the day2day of working direct w/team.”

This departure comes just a week before ESP’s Twisted Metal launches in the US. Not good, eh?