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Cliff Bleszinski’s new game is “new take on an old favorite”

Wednesday, 9th July 2014 10:42 GMT By Dave Cook

Boss Key Productions announced its partnership with publisher Nexon for Cliff Blesinzki’s new free-to-play arena shooter. But what is it? Well, Bleszinski himself has shed a small ray of light on whatever codename Bluestreak is.

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We reported on the Nexon deal here yesterday, and confirmation that Bluestreak is a free arena shooter.

In a press release sent to VG247 today, Bleszinski said of the project, “Creating fun and memorable shooters is in my DNA, and making the move to free-to-play games is all about maximizing the potential audience for your title while embracing where the industry is headed.

“No one knows the free-to-play market better than Nexon, which is why they were the obvious partner to publish BlueStreak. It’s a game and concept I think will really resonate with players who have been clamoring for a new take on an old favorite. After all, I’ve had a year and a half to plan it.”

A new take on an old favourite? Hmm. What do you think this might be? Is it Bleszinski’s ode to Unreal Tournament perhaps?

Let us know what you think below.

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  1. foofly

    So, more of the same?

    #1 2 weeks ago
  2. Dave Cook

    @foofly maybe not. I’m giving this the benefit of the doubt until I see it.

    #2 2 weeks ago
  3. TheWulf

    @2

    That’s how I feel. I want to see where he goes with this. And if it turns out to be terribad then so be it, but he has a chance to redeem himself, here. As I said, from what I’d read in interviews/twitter, he appears to have had some sort of mid-life crisis that lead to this. :P So, it might actually turn out to be something promising that harks back to better days.

    Or… it might be a shameless cash grab. But he could make shameless cash grabs at Epic. I mean, if he makes a shameless cash grab on his own, it has less than 1 per cent the chance to actually see the success or money than if he’d stayed with Epic. So I don’t know. I just want to see if he’s actually going to redeem himself.

    I think he’s seen how shallow his past decade was, which is promising, but where’s he going to go from here? I’m intrigued, and cautiously optimistic.

    #3 2 weeks ago
  4. harryBundles

    you say “more of the same” but when it comes to be you’ll say “i wish it were more like ‘gears of war’”

    #4 2 weeks ago
  5. yeoung

    And old favourite? I don’t really see Jazz Jackrabbit working as an arena shooter though..

    ..

    oh..

    #5 2 weeks ago