The ever quotable Jaffe, who is currently working on the upcoming PlayStation 3 downloadable game Criminal Crackdown, explained to Newsweek’s N’Gai Croal earlier this week why he thinks electronic distribution is so viable and why he’s having so much fun working in it.
Jaffe is quoted in the interview as saying: “’God of War, Twisted Metal, Resistance and Gran Turismo, those are like operas. These are like pop songs.” “…in the future, because I think these services are going to be really successful, I think it’s actually going to end up being more lucrative to write pop songs, just like in the real world, than operas.”
Throughout the interview, Jaffe compares Sony’s service to Xbox Live, explaining that while he does like Xbox Live, they distribute “Ashlee Simpson pop songs” and are an “oldies station,” compared to his goal of making games of similar quality to the pop songs of the Beatles. He also states that he would like to continue working in this space for as long as possible, saying of Sony Worldwide Studios president Phil Harrison “Phil is a really big believer in this service.”