David Jaffe’s Newest Studio Closes Its Doors

The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency has closed down for good. This news comes only a month after the Drawn to Death developer announced it was laying off the majority of its staff. Studio founder David Jaffe broke the news in a tweet in late February, in which he also said the studio was looking to unload a variety of Twisted Metal and God of War props to people who live near the studio.
Jaffe rose to fame as the original creator of the Twisted Metal and God of War franchises before moving away from those titles to create original games with a studio of his own.
Drawn to Death was the studio’s sole release, and the stylish shooter did not fare well among critics. A few days before this announcement, Jaffe tweeted that the team had been working on a PlayStation VR Iron Man game on its own, with plans to eventually pitch it to Marvel. Unfortunately, that game will never see the light of day, at least not from Jaffe and his team.
It is always sad to see a prolific game developer like Jaffe be faced with the decision to shut down his studio. Let us know what you think of this announcement in the comments below.

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Damien Chambers

Before I became a Geek Under Grace I was a student of Journalism and have always aspired to write for a gaming and geek culture publication. I am truly blessed to have found an outlet to reach not only thousands of fans, but those who may not have yet found Christ. My favorite genre of games is third-person/sandbox games. I like the freedom that they allow both in gameplay and in scale and they just seem less bland and limited than more linear titles. I still have a soft spot for RPG games but I now enjoy JRPGs far less than I did as a child because they are still basically the exact same as they always were, with a few exceptions of course. I also enjoy playing more tactical third-person multiplayer shooters or first-person shooters that try to shake things up. I absolutely hate games based on WWII or Vietnam as those settings and those types of gameplay have been done to death. Though I am not opposed to a future Assassin's Creed title being set during one of these wars. I also typically tend to stay away from MOBA's as they are notorious for abusive, and generally unsavory online communities. My favorite game of all time is Chrono Trigger, which ironically enough is a JRPG but its one that I consider untouchable in quality. The runner-up for my favorite game of all time would be Star Fox 64.

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