December 16, 2012 by Nino Moscardi
It seems that Cliff Bleszinski, former director of Epic Games, has his sights set on the future. In an interview with G4, Bleszinski made apparent his plans to leave behind the Gears of War franchise for new studios, new IP’s, and new challenges.
“I don’t really want just the whole chainsaw gun to be my legacy. A lot of these kids who have only been playing games for the last however many years, they think that’s the only thing I ever did. They forget about Jazz Jackrabbit, Unreal, Unreal Tournament; that I worked on things like Bulletstorm and a little bit of Shadow Complex…Moving forward, I would hope to work on something new and fresh and kind of redefine my legacy…”
In the second major point of the light-hearted interview, Bleszinski noted his intention to open a new studio, though it is unclear with whom he might coordinate with, most possibly on his new IP he codenamed Silverstreak, which still seems a work in progress. When asked about what effect his newfound celebrity status within the industry might have on these future plans, he says, “You can use it, and leverage it to some extent, but you have to be careful to not believe your own crap. And surround yourself with people who will question you at the right times…”
Whatever Bleszinski has in store for the future, it should be pretty epic regardless.