Jaffe through with action adventures?

God of War designer tires of genre, wants to make games "that embrace interactivity in the most purest sense."


Developer David Jaffe made a stir with his blog last week when he gave a progress report on God of War 2, saying, "I am very confident of our chances to be able to complete the God of War trilogy." But while the designer may see his 2005 action adventure hit complete a full cycle, his latest blog post indicates a lack of interest in being the one to take it there personally.

"Since God of War, I have lost interest in the genre of single-player action/adventure games," Jaffe wrote in a post over the weekend. "In fact, I've really lost interest in making any kind of game that does not fully and only embrace interactivity in the most purest sense. I don't want to tell stories with my games anymore."

Jaffe likens the idea of telling a story with a game to etching a story into a wall with a trumpet; it might be possible, but it's not using the tool for what it was meant to do. He specifically notes that his change in heart doesn't mean the God of War series will be altered, but games he's working on directly, such as the PlayStation Portable game known only as HL so far, are intended to be "more pure game experiences."

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