David Scott Jaffe said he wanted to spread his wings and make more personal games when he left Sony after making God of War II in 2007, which has lead to games such as Calling All Cars and most recently Drawn to Death. The latter was the first game The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency, the studio Jaffe founded shortly after leaving Eat Sleep Play back in 2012, made and it wasn't what you might call a successful start for the studio. Drawn to Death was critically panned and its servers weren't exactly overflowing with players after it launched last April, despite it being a PlayStation Plus title. This has now lead to some sad news from the studio.
Jaffe has taken to Twitter to announce that they've been forced to lay off "the vast majority" of the staff at The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency after having one of their projects cancelled. He doesn't refer to the poor reception of Drawn to Death, but it's safe to say that it didn't help the situation.
Either way, it's sad to hear about so many talented people losing their jobs. Several studios have already shared their job listing with the developers on social media, so we hope all of them find work elsewhere very soon.
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