Jaffe "felt bad" about Twisted Metal fibs

But wanted "a genuine E3 surprise".

David Jaffe has explained how he lied about the existence of a PS3 Twisted Metal game in order to preserve "an actual genuine E3 surprise".

"Sony called about four months ago and said, 'Let's make Twisted a surprise and let's close the show with it.' I was like, 'Hell yeah! Let's do that.' But it kind of necessitated being kind of sneaky about it. To me giving fans an actual genuine E3 surprise was more valuable to me than sort of being totally honest when people ask me questions," the Eat Sleep Play boss told Joystiq.

"And people say to me, 'Well, you could have said no comment.' I'm like, 'No comment is the same as saying... it's what people say when they don't want to answer you.' The other issue too is, I got to be honest with you, I've had such s*** taken out of context with the press."

"I don't have animosity with the press," he added, "it's more like, 'You know what, guys? I don't owe you s***. I owe the gamers s***. I owe them entertainment.' And to me whether it's my blog or whether it's our games that we make or whether it's working with Sony to have a great press conference, you know, we're slaves to the gamers."

David Jaffe did unveil Twisted Metal at E3. The game will be exclusive to PS3 and be released next year. Among the features are 16-player online battles and split-screen for two-to-four people.

Oli Welsh played the game for Eurogamer.

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