David Jaffe, an industry icon and legend, has announced that the majority of his team at his studio, The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency, have been laid off, in a tweet from his account.
Wanted y'all2hear it from me before anyone else:we've had a project canceled and have been forced2lay off the vast majority of the Bartlet Jones staff gaming division. More news2come but for now, that's what's up.Heart's breaking4the amazingly talented crew that's out of work :(.
— David Jaffe (@davidscottjaffe) January 23, 2018
Jaffe was at ground level when he helped develop both God of War and Twisted Metal in the early days of PlayStation.
The San-Deigo studio had only released one game since it’s inception in 2013, Drawn to Death, a third-person arena shooter that was made free last year on PlayStation 4, however, the game was poorly received by critics and fans.