Bleszinski: “I’ll never make another disc-based game for the rest of my career”

By Dave Cook
18 February 2014 09:29 GMT

Cliff Bleszinski has vowed to never make a disc-based game for the rest of his career, and he’s also deemed E3 and GameInformer reveals to be “dead.”

Speaking with Gamastura, Bleszinski began, “I’m incredibly happy right now. I’m worried if I’ll be miserable enough to make something compelling again.”

It follows Bleszinski posting concept art for what appears to be his next project, which is currently shrouded in secrecy.

Reflecting on his tenure at Epic Games and his involvement with Gears of War, he continued, “As far as [Gears], at the end of the day, you’re shooting fucking lizard-men in the fucking face with a fucking chainsaw gun. It didn’t wind up what I’d hoped; I’d pitched it as ‘Band of Brothers with monsters’ — you know Band of Brothers is well-done and emotional, telling the story of the Greatest Generation and what they did in the war.

“Yet somehow we landed on ‘Predator’… the characters being all ‘buff and manly’, I’d never planned on that. You can’t plan for that,” he says. “With game development, it’s like doing a Ouija board. With [dialog barks] it gets easy to slip into Schwarzenegger territory.”

He added, “I don’t want Gears to be my defining legacy. At the end of the day, it’s known for being a fun, fantastic franchise. But I’d like to think there’s more to my creativity than that.”

Bleszinski has yet to reveal his new game, but one thing is for sure, he won’t be doing it via E3 or GameInformer. It also won’t come on a disc, he says, “The whole ‘old guard,’ where you get a Game Informer cover and an E3 reveal, is dead. I’ll never make another disc-based game for the rest of my career, and [at E3] they’re trying to woo buyers from Target and Walmart?”

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