from Cliff Bleszinski has word from the former Epic Games designer that he
is feeling the creative itch. The Gears of War and LawBreakers
creator does indicate another game design comeback is a possible outlet for this
urge, but he also says it may turn out to take another direction altogether:
I need to create.
I miss it. I don't know what it will be, writing, drawing, maybe a game, but,
lord, since I was a kid I loved doing it and I need to do SOMETHING again soon.
The itch is back. No promises to those of you who care. But it is soooo freeing
to make, well, stuff.
chickenboo wrote on Dec 12, 2019, 15:18: CliffyB is the gift that keeps on giving. I thought he retired? So he's leaving retirement... again, right, because hasn't he retired from the industry more than once?
I think the time before this last "retirement" was more of a ragequit than a retirement if I remember correctly. But yeah, he's done it a few times.
He would probably be good at making a decent throwback/retro FPS similar to the first Unreal, but so many developers have already done this (Amid Evil, Dusk, Ion fury, Hellbound, Prodeus, etc) that he is far too late to make something that would stick out as new.
I think he sees the insane amount of money his former company is making with Fortnite and wishes he had that kind of cash.
Yeah. We all need to "create". Doesn't mean we're all any good at it. Try your hand at pottery or something Cliff because you don't make good games. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. However, if you keep failing at something than it's really not your thing.
"I didn't know you had it in you. Sorry, poor choice of words." - David
After the failure of Lawbreakers and Radical Heights I am not sure Bleszinski can make a game that anyone wants. He massively misjudged the market twice in quick succession; he might not have what it takes to be a modern day developer. I think the industry has moved on and left him behind.
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