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Cliff Bleszinski: "I am NEVER making another game"

In response to a disgruntled one-off tweet, former Epic designer Cliff Bleszinski‏ responds to being trolled about not offering refunds for LawBreakers after Boss Key Productions was dissolved and the game ended (thanks GameWatcher). He points out the personal financial sacrifices he made in supporting the developers who created the vertical shooter, saying that the exchange exemplifies one of the reasons he is "NEVER making another game." Here's his response:
I paid my employees, their 401ks, and their health care - even months after the studio folded. So they could care for their families.

I didn't take a salary myself for two years.

I get you're sad, but god, this kinda shit is another reason I am NEVER making another game.
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58. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 20, 2018, 23:12  Mr. Tact 
 
Hey, I admitted I was asleep at the wheel...

I guess it is also possible my aging brain simply failed to store the data. Looking at all the posts Blue made I can only imagine that very early on I decided I wasn't interested in Lawbreakers and just ignored it all.
 



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57. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 20, 2018, 22:50  Sepharo 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 20, 2018, 21:05:
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 14:29:
This video perfectly sums up why he is despised.
Wow, I guess I was totally asleep at the wheel on that one. Previous to your post I don't recall ever hearing of Lawbreakers. Which based on how badly it crashed might not be too surprising. But I'm almost more surprised I didn't hear about it because of the crash. Funny as hell though...

You missed 75 Blue's posts over a 3 year period?
 
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56. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 20, 2018, 21:05  Mr. Tact 
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 14:29:
This video perfectly sums up why he is despised.
Wow, I guess I was totally asleep at the wheel on that one. Previous to your post I don't recall ever hearing of Lawbreakers. Which based on how badly it crashed might not be too surprising. But I'm almost more surprised I didn't hear about it because of the crash. Funny as hell though...
 



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55. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 19, 2018, 18:50  jdreyer 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 19, 2018, 10:06:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 17, 2018, 13:52:
Thanks man. Looks like it's on hold. Everyone is working on Fortnite.
Owie Owie oh ow ow

09-18-2018, 12:42 PM
Hi all,

Development of Unreal Tournament is still on hold and I don't have any news about when it will continue. Many of you have been asking for an update, but there isn't anything new to report at this time. The team is working super hard on Fortnite, so there aren't a lot of people to spare.

If anything changes, I'll let you know. <3
Stacey Conley
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Epic Games, Inc.
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"Guys should write a bunch of Emo poems about how sad and how much life sucks."
answered by Gonad McNuttles
I played a game
Twas no money...was free
It was supported by the
Commm-uoon-Nat-Tee
Twas not made the way I like
So I cried and cried
Like when Santa did not bring me a bike
I wish it was this
I wish it was that
But I still sit here and play
While my body gets fat
I think I will go outdoors
Into the world
And get a life
Maybe meet a girl
And put this silly game away
Maintain my composure
Have a nice day!

LOL.
 
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54. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 19, 2018, 10:06  RedEye9 
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 17, 2018, 13:52:
Thanks man. Looks like it's on hold. Everyone is working on Fortnite.
Owie Owie oh ow ow

09-18-2018, 12:42 PM
Hi all,

Development of Unreal Tournament is still on hold and I don't have any news about when it will continue. Many of you have been asking for an update, but there isn't anything new to report at this time. The team is working super hard on Fortnite, so there aren't a lot of people to spare.

If anything changes, I'll let you know. <3
Stacey Conley
-----------------------------
Unreal Tournament Community Manager
Epic Games, Inc.
You did not mention the sick poetry
rhetorical post by PayBack
"Guys should write a bunch of Emo poems about how sad and how much life sucks."
answered by Gonad McNuttles
I played a game
Twas no money...was free
It was supported by the
Commm-uoon-Nat-Tee
Twas not made the way I like
So I cried and cried
Like when Santa did not bring me a bike
I wish it was this
I wish it was that
But I still sit here and play
While my body gets fat
I think I will go outdoors
Into the world
And get a life
Maybe meet a girl
And put this silly game away
Maintain my composure
Have a nice day!

 
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53. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 17, 2018, 13:52  jdreyer 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 16:10:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 15:03:
Oh yeah. I totally forgot about that.
So did everyone else.
jdreyer wrote:
Didn't they "release" that in EA with one map and no textures last year? How's it coming along?
https://www.epicgames.com/unrealtournament/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3botRkqnwk definitely watch this
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/game/unreal-tournament/ 2 year and older news

Thanks man. Looks like it's on hold. Everyone is working on Fortnite.
 
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52. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 23:24 Mordhaus
 
Kxmode wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 14:33:
100% of closing businesses with 401Ks and health plans do this and they don't complain about it. That's just the cost of being a business owner. So maybe what Mr. Bleszinski should articulate is, "I am NEVER going to own and run another video game studio." He strikes me as a good game developer but a horrible businessman.

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51. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 21:35 Creston
 
Dacron wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 17:27:
No worries, he's lying about this too to make himself look better.

Of course he is, the shitbag.
 
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50. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 18:44 HoSpanky
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 15:03:
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 14:53:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 14:44:
Creston wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 10:41:
I will give him kudos for supporting his devs, apparently out of his own pocket. That's quality.

As for the never making another game, nobody's gonna miss you, cliffy. Bye!

Well, I'd love to see another UT. So there's that.

Downlaod the Epic launcher. Most recent UT is there.

Oh yeah. I totally forgot about that. Didn't they "release" that in EA with one map and no textures last year? How's it coming along?

It now has several finished maps. It’s pretty decent, although lacking much of a community. There’s nothing that screams “oh damn that’s awesome” in it, so it’s not even Paragon-level “oh shit that’s pretty” tech demo.
 
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49. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 18:42 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 15:03:
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 14:53:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 14:44:
Creston wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 10:41:
I will give him kudos for supporting his devs, apparently out of his own pocket. That's quality.

As for the never making another game, nobody's gonna miss you, cliffy. Bye!

Well, I'd love to see another UT. So there's that.

Downlaod the Epic launcher. Most recent UT is there.

Oh yeah. I totally forgot about that. Didn't they "release" that in EA with one map and no textures last year? How's it coming along?

No clue, I just see it in the launcher when I start Fortnite. Laugh2
 
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48. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 18:14 Hump
 
shoulda supported XMP for Unreal 2 Cliff......now is your comeuppance......

 
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47. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 17:43 Retired
 
Well, not hurting my feelings ya snowflake! Your last few games were crap anyway.  
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46. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 17:27 Dacron
 
No worries, he's lying about this too to make himself look better.
 



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45. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 16:10  RedEye9 
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 15:03:
Oh yeah. I totally forgot about that.
So did everyone else.
jdreyer wrote:
Didn't they "release" that in EA with one map and no textures last year? How's it coming along?
https://www.epicgames.com/unrealtournament/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3botRkqnwk definitely watch this
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/game/unreal-tournament/ 2 year and older news
 
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44. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 16:06  Wallshadows 
 
He's done until he puts his foot in his mouth again and then later wonders why things go the way they have.  
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43. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 15:46  emgarf 
 
I'm hoping for that Farewell Tour so that we get a new episode of Jazz Jackrabbit.  
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42. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 15:15 DangerDog
 
I was wondering how he got flush with cash, oculus investment before the facebook buyout.

easy come, easy go.
 
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41. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 15:03  jdreyer 
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 14:53:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 14:44:
Creston wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 10:41:
I will give him kudos for supporting his devs, apparently out of his own pocket. That's quality.

As for the never making another game, nobody's gonna miss you, cliffy. Bye!

Well, I'd love to see another UT. So there's that.

Downlaod the Epic launcher. Most recent UT is there.

Oh yeah. I totally forgot about that. Didn't they "release" that in EA with one map and no textures last year? How's it coming along?
 
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40. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 14:53 Agent.X7
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 14:44:
Creston wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 10:41:
I will give him kudos for supporting his devs, apparently out of his own pocket. That's quality.

As for the never making another game, nobody's gonna miss you, cliffy. Bye!

Well, I'd love to see another UT. So there's that.

Downlaod the Epic launcher. Most recent UT is there.
 
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39. Re: Cliff Bleszinski: Nov 16, 2018, 14:52 Agent.X7
 
Prez wrote on Nov 16, 2018, 12:56:
A couple of decades ago Blezinski saying he was done making games would have made me sad as hell. Nowadays all I feel is relief. I'm older and more intolerant of bullshit now than I was, and Blezinski is not really relevant anymore beyond what dickish thing he says or does on social media.

Yes, but a couple of decades ago we were just getting started with the crazy amount of games now on the market. I think a lot of old developers feel like anything they put out will be gobbled up because they were in the industry when there was nobody doing what they did and they were a huge name then. Now there are so many games being put out in a year, your name doesn't sell the game, the game sells the game. If you try to ride on your name selling units, you fail. By all accounts, Lawbreakers was mediocre at best, and not well marketed. It wasn't part of an existing franchise, and so had no guaranteed sales. CLiffy B can't ride on his name today like he could right after Epic and Unreal.
 
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