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Bleszinski waiting to see who wins platform wars

Monday, 25th February 2013 23:17 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski doesn’t want to come out of his semi-retirement until the industry has answers as to what its future will be.

“This business has not been in a state of transition like it is right now since the video game crash of the ’80s. I really think we’re in a massive state of turmoil,” Bleszinski told GamesIndustry.

“I think Nintendo could possibly be faced with the situation of becoming a company that only makes software moving forward. I think Sony and Microsoft are about to come to major blows. But at the same time, people love playing games on their iPad. The PC is going through a wonderful renaissance right now. I think we’re ready to do digital download games all the time.

“I just want to see what happens. In regards to the industry, it’s like the Super Smash Bros. of business right now, and I want to see if Peach or Mario wins.”

Bleszinski left Epic late last year. Plenty of companies seem willing to pick him up, but he hasn’t been tempted so far – and has said even with a pile of money he’d probably hold off. He is fooling around with a new IP in his spare time, though.

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11 Comments

  1. Judicas

    Bull, nobody will hire him.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Zana

    Who cares what he thinks? I mean, for real. He is not so important to the games industry.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. melonbuster1

    Gears made him. Now he’s taking his 15 minutes and running with it

    #3 2 years ago
  4. TD_Monstrous69

    @3 Quid pro quo, but it is him who made Gears, as design director.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    @2,3, the guy who made Unreal Tournament and Gears Of War is not important? hold your horses kids.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Judicas

    The guy hasn’t stop making a fool of himself since leaving his job. He’s practically been going around begging for a job and nobody is willing to hire him because of the garbage coming out of his mouth lately. Acid is a terrible drug.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. roadkill

    @5 First of all did he really work on UT? Second. Gears sucks! 3rd. Whatever he made he did not make alone.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Francis O

    Nintendo going software only? BS Cliffy, the facts are against you.

    http://playeressence.com/microsoft-and-sony-are-closer-to-going-third-party-than-nintendo-lets-get-the-facts-straight/

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Dragon246

    Agree with Cliffy completely.
    Ninty, at present rate, is not looking good. I dont know how long they will be able to produce an console just for exclusive games.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. manamana

    He might know a thing or two, that we don’t. Steambox anyone?

    #10 1 year ago
  11. ManuOtaku

    @8 Francis O thanks for the link, it was an interesting read, and i concur 100 porcent with that.

    #11 1 year ago

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