David Jaffe the creator of Twisted Metal and God Of War said earlier this week that he would leave Eat, Sleep, Play that he helped build to form a new game studio to work on new projects.
This news comes on the heels of the success that Tim Schafer has had with crowd funding on Kickstarter.
David Jaffe spoke to Gamasutra and was asked whether he would consider crowd funding too.
"I think the real question, whether in the next month, if [Double Fine's campaign] hits $2 million or $8 million, does that signal a new way of funding games? Or is this kind of a one-off thing, because it was led by [Double Fine head] Tim Schafer? Is this actually moving the needle? That, we don't know.
"Now, with what's happened with Tim's Kickstarter, sure, I would consider [crowdfunding]," he said. "There's kind of the fear that this would suddenly become, you know, a dick-measuring contest. Schafer comes out and raises a million, and Jaffe only raises $200,000," he laughed.
Though Jaffe would consider such a move, he also expressed, "I would be really nervous because suddenly now it's not just a publisher's money. Suddenly you have all these peoples' money, and you don't want to let them down."
In the meantime, Jaffe is exploring options including dipping into is own funds to start up the studio as well as going to traditional publishers with his small indie projects.
In the next few weeks he plans to flesh out three or four game concepts. He also added that he's still interested in big console games as well as looking at developing a free-to-play browser game which will implement a "secretive business model".